Wisdom Teeth Removal in Oklahoma City, OK
Remove Wisdom Teeth Early to Prevent Complications and Improve Oral Health
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last molars to erupt into the back of the upper and lower jaws, and they must usually be removed before they reach full development. Our oral surgeons recommend having wisdom teeth removed to avoid the problems associated with their development.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and grow in at the very back of the mouth. Many people do not have enough room for this final set of molars to grow into the dental arch; this can cause oral health problems, like dental crowding and shifting. Regular dental screening can assist in monitoring wisdom tooth development and growth. Early removal also tends to result in a much easier procedure and smaller surgical sites, which means a quicker and more comfortable recovery.
When you visit our office in Okalahoma City, OK to have wisdom teeth removed, we will take 3D scans using state-of-the-art i-CAT™ digital imaging technology. This allows us to see the exact location and size of your wisdom teeth.
What to Expect During the Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
During Your Procedure
The details of your procedure at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma will be discussed thoroughly during your consultation. Any questions that you have will be answered by our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and our goal is to ensure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible during their procedure. When you arrive at our office on the day of your procedure, we will administer the anesthesia or sedation option and perform the necessary extractions. You will wake up when the procedure is over and rest comfortably until you are ready to be driven home by your prearranged designated driver.
After Your Procedure
In most cases, patients report they are back to their normal routines within a few days to a week. Discomfort after surgery is minimal; we will prescribe narcotic pain medicine, but over-the-counter medication will usually suffice. Patients may not need any pain medication at all; your recovery will depend on your individual condition and how well you follow your post-operative instructions. For any questions about the healing process, please call our office at any time.
3 Benefits of Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
Dentists are trained to monitor the development of wisdom teeth before they cause complications. If necessary, they will recommend you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation and possible extraction. Some of the most common complications associated with wisdom teeth include:
- Dental crowding. Dental crowding of adult teeth makes a patient uncomfortable during daily activities such as eating, breathing, and speaking correctly.
- Infection. Gum infections such as periodontal disease cause the teeth to loosen and may require an extraction procedure.
- Cysts, tumors, and additional growths. Cysts, tumors, and unnecessary growths may develop in the dental arch when your wisdom teeth are left intact.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson will complete a comprehensive oral examination and 3D scanning of your mouth and jaws.
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal and Other Common Questions
During your consultation, our board-certified surgeons Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson will complete a thorough oral examination and 3D scanning of your mouth. They will create a personalized treatment plan which addresses your oral health needs, and our finance team will provide you with an estimate for your treatment. We accept a variety of payment options and will assist you in processing insurance claims for your treatment. Patients in need of assistance may qualify for third-party financing, such as CareCredit® and LendingClub®.
For more answers to comment questions related to having your third molars removed, please visit our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ Page to read answers to common questions, or learn about the Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Oklahoma City, OK
At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, we treat patients of all ages, including teens and young adults. If you or your child required wisdom tooth removal or your dentist has told you that you have impacted wisdom teeth, the team at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma is happy to assist. We remove third molars for patients of all ages but recommend seeing us early for the smoothest recovery and to prevent oral health problems. Contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK at (405) 755-4826 to speak to a member of our friendly front desk team.
Wisdom Teeth Contain Powerful Stem Cells
Research has suggested that the most potent stem cells for use in medical treatments come from young people between the ages of 13 and 24. This means that collecting and storing stem cells from your child’s wisdom teeth today has the potential to protect their health tomorrow. Stem cells found naturally in wisdom teeth have the proven ability to regenerate and repair diseased tissue and organs.
Wisdom teeth can benefit your health when the stem cells inside them are stored in a laboratory after they are removed. By banking your stem cells with Stemodontics®, you are given peace of mind because these cells can differentiate into different types of cells in the body, which can help fight off illness or disease. Ask your oral surgeon about stem cell banking today or call Stemodontics with any questions at 1-888-980-5170 to learn about investing in your future health.
Hear From Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients
Andrew Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"I'm Andrew from Topeka, Kansas, and I had my wisdom teeth removed. When I first walked into the practice, I felt a sense of relief and at peace with coming here. Staff here was great. They were accommodating to all my needs. My doctor here was very good, was very reassuring, and had a calm voice through the entire procedure. My procedure went very well. I did receive the videos, and they were very informative. It did instill a lot of confidence in me. I feel completely fine now. My experience here was great. I would recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma to anyone that I know."
Ardecely Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Ardecely, I’m from El Reno, and I was seen by Dr. Goodson to extract all four of my wisdom teeth. First time I came into the practice, I felt at ease. The staff here, they were extremely welcoming and kind. Dr. Goodson—he was very caring. The procedure went very well. I had a fast recovery. Having those videos sent to me explaining the procedure brought me a lot of comfort. My overall experience was wonderful. I made the right decision coming here. I would definitely recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma."
Abby Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"My name's Abby and I'm from Edmond, and I had my wisdom teeth removed. When I first walked into the practice, the people here were really amazing and really nice. The staff here is really kind, open, and willing to help. The doctor I had was really friendly and very helpful with everything. My procedure went very well and it was very quick. My teeth are doing very good. I'm very happy with my smile. My experience overall was very good. I would highly recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma. I really love this place."
Zhander Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"I came to see Dr. Goodson to have my wisdom teeth extracted. The surgery went very smoothly. Obviously, I did not even feel it. Dr. Goodson's first impression was, he's very calm, and he just walks in, talks to you, he smiles and really just a lot of assuring. Not only he showed me my X-ray — it's the coolest X-ray ever because it's 3D, and he spent his time just explaining to me — telling me why, telling me how — and I just think that that's way cool. Right now, I feel like a brand-new person because I can actually go to bed at night and sleep soundly without worrying about the next day waking up with pains or aches on my neck. If you need to get your wisdom teeth out, definitely, definitely get Dr. Goodson to do it."
McKenzie Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is McKenzie. I am from Stillwater and I had my wisdom teeth removed. When I first walked into the practice, it was very comfortable. The staff here was super nice, really welcoming. Dr. Goodson was very knowledgeable. He walked me through everything extremely thoroughly. My procedure went extremely well. Now I feel completely fine. The WUWTA platform was very helpful. I really enjoyed getting to see the videos. I felt very comfortable, and I felt like I knew exactly what was going to happen before it happened. My overall experience was absolutely wonderful. I adore this office. For all my friends and family in Moore, Nichols Hills, and Edmond, I highly recommend Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma."