Wisdom teeth usually erupt through the gums sometime between the ages of 14 and 25. Complications associated with wisdom teeth include infection, impaction, pain, cysts, and more. Since treating the complications associated with wisdom teeth are often costly and even painful, many dental health professionals recommend removing the wisdom teeth before the teeth begin to emerge, when the patient is in their mid-teenage years. However, wisdom teeth can be removed at any age.
Most of the time, wisdom teeth are recommended for removal before they erupt into the mouth, since most people just do not have sufficient room in their mouths to accommodate these extra molars, and they commonly cause complications when they do come in. Your family dentist will monitor your child’s developing wisdom teeth and can refer to an oral surgeon when it is an appropriate time for removal.
When you come to Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery to speak about your or your child’s wisdom teeth, Dr. Falk or Dr. Moody will perform a complete oral examination, review and order any diagnostic scans necessary, discuss your anesthesia options to keep comfortable, and design the right course of treatment.
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Most dental health professionals recommend wisdom teeth extraction before they have the chance to come in and cause complications. It is common for wisdom teeth to come in between the ages of 14 and 25, so removal is often recommended earlier, usually during the teen years. However, your dentist will make sure to monitor the growth and development of your child’s wisdom teeth and recommend extraction when the time is right.
Dr. Falk and Dr. Moody perform the full scope of oral surgery treatments, including wisdom teeth removal. They welcome patients of all ages to their practice and treat every patient with kindness, respect, and the highest standard of care. If your child has been referred for wisdom teeth removal, please contact us today.
Dr. Falk, Dr. Moody, and the entire team at Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery are committed to their patients, making every effort to ensure their patients receive an exceptional experience at their practice at a cost that is fair. Your insurance coverage, number of wisdom teeth to be removed, and type of anesthesia to be used will determine the exact cost of treatment.
We encourage you to contact Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Falk or Dr. Moody. After your treatment plan has been designed, we can provide an accurate cost estimate.
Oral health complications associated with wisdom teeth are extremely common. To prevent unnecessary compromises to your oral health, many dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed before they are able to cause any issues. Common complications of untreated wisdom teeth include pain, infection, and growth of cysts or tumors. Correctional treatment for these complications can be expensive and painful. Patients who undergo a wisdom teeth removal procedure during their teen years usually have an easier procedure and recovery, since younger patients tend to heal faster, and the wisdom teeth are undeveloped.
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Dr. Falk, Dr. Moody, and the entire team at Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery are passionate about what they do and will go the extra mile to ensure every patient receives outstanding care. If you are ready to schedule a consultation appointment with us, please contact us.
While some wisdom teeth come in with very little or no symptoms, any discomfort, redness, or swelling in the back of the jaw should be examined by a dental health professional. Your dentist will keep an eye on the growth and development of your child’s wisdom teeth during regular checkups and will recommend their removal at the appropriate time.
Of course, please contact your dentist to schedule an appointment if your child is experiencing any problems with their oral health. They will be able to advise next steps for treatment and can refer to an oral surgeon as necessary.
Discomfort after a wisdom tooth extraction procedure is normal. To remain comfortable during the procedure, your oral surgeon will use the type of anesthesia that was discussed and selected during the consultation. The consultation appointment will also include information on how to manage any post-operative discomfort, and your oral surgeon may prescribe medication as part of treatment.
Every patient receives a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to their needs and designed to provide an optimal result. Some patients may need only 1 or 2 wisdom teeth extracted, while others may need all 4. Some patient’s wisdom teeth may be impacted, while others have erupted through the gums. The number of wisdom teeth to be removed, type of anesthesia selected, and insurance coverage will all determine the exact cost of treatment.
When you schedule a consultation appointment at our Summerlin or Centennial Hills office, we can provide an accurate estimate of your cost of treatment.
Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, but many do. In most cases, people do not have enough room in their mouths to fit 4 extra teeth. Your dentist will be able to keep an eye on the growth and development of your wisdom teeth with regular checkups. When the time is right for your wisdom teeth to be removed, they can refer to an oral surgeon for treatment.
Wisdom teeth are usually removed before they erupt through the gums. Extraction while the teeth are still below the gums is a more involved procedure, which an oral surgeon is highly qualified to perform. An oral surgeon has completed many more years of education and training to perform invasive procedures such as wisdom teeth removal and other oral surgery procedures. They are also uniquely qualified to administer anesthesia for the safety and comfort of their patients.
On average, patients who have their wisdom teeth removed are able to return to work or school two to four days following the procedure.
A diet of soft foods is often recommended for patients for the first few days following their wisdom teeth removal procedure. To ensure you have a smooth recovery and minimize your risk of complications, you will be given pre- and post-operative instructions to follow. Please follow all guidelines as directed by your oral surgeon. Our standard pre- and post-operative instructions can be found here.
Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery performs the full scope of oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth removal. We serve patients living in and around the greater Las Vegas area and have two practices located in Summerlin and Centennial Hills for your convenience.
We are always happy to help our patients feel informed and at ease. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.