Wisdom Teeth Extraction
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
Call our Mattoon office at Mattoon Office Phone Number (217) 345-7070 or our Champaign office at Champaign Office Phone Number (217) 351-7111 if you have any questions or to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation with Drs. Banghart or Waisath today!
To read more about wisdom teeth view our informative pages below.
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
Do I need my tooth cut out or can it just be pulled?
There are different types of extractions that range from simple to completely impacted, it just depends on the positioning and condition of the tooth.
Why will my general dentist not just take out the tooth?
Many dentists are getting away from doing more complex extractions and referring to oral surgeons due to their patient’s past medical history and medication use.
How long is the expected recovery time after a tooth extraction?
Every individual deals differently with discomfort. Many people say that they feel back to normal 5-7 days after oral surgery.
How long does the procedure usually take?
Several factors determine this. The root structures can vary which can sometimes increase surgical time; however, the oral surgeon will always spend the amount of time necessary to keep the patient comfortable while ensuring the entire tooth structure is removed.
When can I resume normal activities following an extraction?
Most people like to take the day of surgery off to ensure time to rest following an extraction but with a single/simple tooth extraction, most people resume relatively normal activities the next day. When wisdom teeth are removed, it might be necessary to take 2-3 days off relative to their comfort level.
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Patient Review from Megan F
My overall experience was fantastic. The staff was friendly caring and very nice. They answered all of my questions. The proceedue went very well with no complications and they always made me feel comfortable.
- Megan F
Patient Review from Kelly K
Very good doctor. Friendly environment!
- Kelly K
Patient Review from Kaitlin C
Dr. Banghart and staff are amazing! They made my procedure as comfortable as possible and were super friendly! I will recommend this office to my friends and family! Thank you!
- Kaitlin C
Patient Review from Garrett J
Friendly staff and very well taken care of!!! Thank You!!!
- Garrett J
Patient Review from Katelyn M
Everyone was very nice and made the process comfortable and easy
- Katelyn M
Patient Review from Ethan R
I would trust no other oral surgeon as much as I do Dr Banghart. He's a awesome guy,
- Ethan R
Patient Review from Bethany D
Not ever having any sort of surgery before, I was very nervous about the procedure. Dr. Banghart and staff assured me that I was in great hands and wouldn't feel a thing the day of my surgery; they were all correct. The surgery went smoothly and the recovery was quick and painless. I was very impressed to receive phone calls from all staff checking in on me throughout the week, as they were making sure I was healing correctly and not having pain. Thank you all for the wonderful care : ) Bless you all!!
- Bethany D
Patient Review from William P
Very friendly staff, very easy access and quick procedures
- William P
Patient Review from Joshua M
Best oral surgeon in the area
- Joshua M
Patient Review from Jared K
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Patient Review from Terry hargis E
I was impressed how painless every thing was. Dr Banghart was wonderful.
- Terry hargis E
Patient Review from Ryley B
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Patient Review from Taylor F
Very pleased, had a great experience
- Taylor F
Patient Review from Adam C
Adam received outstanding care before, during and after his wisdom teeth extraction. The office staff, nurses and Dr. Waisath were very attentive and helpful. If we have another oral surgery need in the future, we will definitely return to this practice.
- Adam C
Patient Review from Stephanie A
Thank you for doing a good job
- Stephanie A
Patient Review from Janene D
I am very pleased with my appointments and the wisdom tooth extraction. Thank you very much!
- Janene D
Patient Review from Jamie H
Dr. Waisath and his staff are very personable and always make you feel at ease before and after any procedure. They make sure to keep you informed about everything that is going on and go out of their way to check up on patients post procedure.
- Jamie H