Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Struggling with painful wisdom teeth coming in, or want to get ahead of the problems and have your wisdom teeth removed before they cause trouble? Enjoy a pleasant, relaxed experience when you choose wisdom teeth removal at Grove City Smiles, serving all patients throughout the greater Grove City area.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth make their arrival much later on in life than most adult teeth, coming in around the age of 17. Many patients don’t have the extra room in their mouths to make space for these molars, and the eruption of these teeth poses a greater threat to oral health. To solve the issue, wisdom teeth extraction is recommended, often sooner rather than later.

Wisdom teeth can easily become impacted, and an impacted wisdom tooth can easily cause problems like infections, misalignment of your smile, jawbone damage, and the potential for long-term dental issues. Wisdom tooth extraction will save you from all these troubles.

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Trouble

If you identify with one or more of the following dental issues, there’s a good chance you’re struggling with your wisdom teeth coming in:

  • Swollen, tender, red, or bleeding gums near the molars
  • Aches and pains throughout the jaw and head
  • Jaw swelling
  • Bad taste in mouth or halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Trouble opening or closing your mouth with ease

If this sounds like you, don’t panic. Getting wisdom teeth surgery is quick and pain-free when you come to Grove City Smiles.

FAQs About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Want to learn more about when and why you might need to get a wisdom tooth extraction? Have questions about cost? Get the details with answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Is getting your wisdom teeth out preventive or corrective?

Wisdom tooth extraction can happen before your wisdom teeth come in or as they start to come in, but most dentists will recommend having them removed before they start causing pain. More than 10 million wisdom teeth are removed in the U.S. each year. Most of these procedures are elective, meaning they’re not necessary at the time, so they are typically done preventatively.

Can I wait to get my wisdom teeth removed? They don’t hurt!

Even if you’re not experiencing pain from your wisdom teeth, that doesn’t mean they won’t come in later on in life. The longer you wait to get them removed, the harder the bone tissue becomes and the more difficult the procedure gets. 

How much will it cost me to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

The cost you’ll look at will vary depending on how many wisdom teeth need to be removed, the level of anesthesia that they will use, any underlying health issues, and the dental insurance coverage you have. 

What to Expect for Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Here’s what to expect during the four stages of your wisdom tooth extraction:

  • Step 1: Sedation. You will be sedated either through IV, local anesthetic, or nitrous to eliminate discomfort and memory of the procedure.
  • Step 2: Procedure. Our team will be able to remove four wisdom teeth in an hour, on average.
  • Step 3: Recovery. You will awake from your procedure feeling groggy, but we will monitor you to ensure you’re ready to head home with your caretaker who brought you to the appointment.
  • Step 4: Aftercare. At home, you’ll keep your jaw iced and use gauze as the area heals. You may be given medication for pain and instructions further detailing your recovery.

You can expect to return to your normal activities after a few days, and after a follow-up appointment with your surgeon, you’ll get the green light to start eating and drinking as normal with instructions on how to keep your surgical sites clean.

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We look forward to meeting you. Call (614) 350-5300 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.

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