Wisdom Teeth Portland, OR
Wisdom Teeth: A Guide for Parents and Teens
We want to make your wisdom teeth removal as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Please call our friendly team today at Portland Office Phone Number 503-292-8824 for more information on our state-of-the-art facility and doctors!
What are wisdom teeth and why do they have to be removed?
Wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molars,” are the last four teeth that formed in the development of your dentition. In some cases, they simply do not form and are the most often missing tooth. However, when present, they erupt or attempt to erupt during the teenage formative years. Often they cause pain, damage to adjacent teeth, infection, form cysts or dental tumors are related to crowding of the other teeth. They have also been implicated in systemic disease later in life. Therefore, most third molars are recommended for removal. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) recommends the removal of these teeth during the formative years and has formulated a white paper on this topic – ask our office for more information!
Can I wait to have my wisdom teeth removed?
It is strongly recommended that you have your wisdom teeth removed during the teen or early adult years, preferably before age 25. This is the optimal time for removal because the jaw is “softer” and the roots of the teeth haven’t fully formed yet – this makes removal safer with less risk of complication.
What is the procedure like?
Wisdom teeth removal takes less than an hour, during which time you will be sleepy, relaxed, and totally pain-free. As the anesthesia wears off at home, you may have soreness in the surgical sites. We will send you home with medication instructions to maximize your comfort in the days following the procedure.
How to Choose an Oral Surgeon
Oral surgeons attend specialty training for years after dental school and are specially trained in anesthesia. This makes oral surgeons the best choice for taking care of your child’s wisdom teeth. We provide a safe, comfortable, worry-free experience for our patients and their families. We will be with you every step of the way and offer the following to ensure comprehensive care:
- Anesthesia options
- Compassion and comfort for a pleasant experience
- Home care instructions
- After-hours contact info
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
There are several variables that come to play in the cost of wisdom teeth removal including the positioning of the teeth, level of impaction and the number of extractions needed. We will help you determine whether your insurance offers wisdom teeth benefits and discuss all costs with you upfront.
If you have been apprehensive about wisdom teeth removal, please give us a call. Our friendly team is here to put your mind at ease. Portland Office Phone Number 503-292-8824
Surgery was very painless considering I had 8 teeth pulled at once. - Niese C Thanks to the wonderful doctor and staff! - Michelle S
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial
Our Latest Patient Testimonial
Surgery was very painless considering I had 8 teeth pulled at once.
- Niese C
Thanks to the wonderful doctor and staff!
- Michelle S