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.
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 their firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients
McKenzie Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"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."
Zhander Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"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."
Emoly Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"The very first time I came in for a consultation and I met Dr. Goodson, he was very laid back and confident, which I think is very important in a surgeon. And he also assured me and wanted to make sure that I knew that no matter what my case was or what might happen that he was going to take care of me. So, I had no worries when it came to whether or not Dr. Goodson was going to do a good job. When I showed up for my wisdom teeth removal procedure, I felt like was I was so prepared, and they had walked me through what was going to happen. As soon as Dr. Goodson came in, he greeted me, asked me how I was doing. It wasn't just like to business, "Hello, how are you? Here's your anesthesia." So, I appreciated the humanness of it. When I came to, they were very attentive, and recovery to me seemed really easy, actually. To all my friends and family in the Edmond, OK, and Oklahoma City area, you need to come see Dr. Goodson."
Crystal Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"My teeth were crowding. Before I had ortho, my lower teeth were super crowded, so when my wisdom teeth started to grow in, it was pushing my lower teeth forward, and so it was causing TMJ problems. Before the surgery, we had an appointment; they went over everything for me just to make sure that I was comfortable, and I'd be ready for the surgery. When I walked in, the staff was very friendly. They greeted me; they welcomed me. Dr. Bryan is very nice, and he made me feel very comfortable. Everything went great. The recovery went great. They called me afterward just to check on me. I would highly recommend Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson. They're great."
Tyler Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I'm Tyler. I'm from Oklahoma City, and I got my wisdom teeth taken out. As soon as I walked in, checked in, I felt comfortable. It was a safe place for me to be. The staff here, they were extremely helpful. Dr. Goodson was very kind to me. He was soft spoken. I felt very comfortable. My procedure went well. It was a couple of days of eating applesauce and yogurt. Now that I have them out, I just feel a lot better. I did have a wonderful overall experience, it was amazing. For all my friends and family in Choctaw, Yukon, and Mustang, I highly recommend the Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma."
Frequently Asked Questions
Do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Many patients must have their wisdom teeth removed because there is not enough room for them to grow into the mouth. The size and position of your wisdom teeth can be found in a 3D CBCT scan. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, develop in the teenage years after the other teeth have already come in. This lack of space can cause them to grow at an improper angle or get stuck in the gums. Teeth that can’t erupt from the gums are called impacted teeth and can cause a host of oral health problems.
Some of the most common complications that arise from abnormal wisdom tooth development include dental crowding and the development of tumors, cysts, or dental infections. These problems can require additional procedures to treat and make it harder to perform a simple wisdom tooth extraction. Visiting your general dentist for routine cleanings can assist in monitoring wisdom tooth development.
When do I need to have my wisdom teeth extracted?
We recommend patients schedule their initial consultation with Dr. Bryan or Dr. Goodson during the teenage years. By visiting our office early, our team can detect the wisdom teeth before they cause significant oral health problems. Wisdom teeth are traditionally removed before they fully develop because the procedure is easier for the patient, and the recovery period is much more efficient at a young age.
What kinds of oral health problems do wisdom teeth cause?
Wisdom teeth are known to cause a variety of oral health issues. They often cause dental crowding, as they grow at an angle directly toward the healthy molars, pushing them forward. If third molars only grow into the mouth partially or remain impacted beneath the gums, they can be tough to clean. This often results in dental infections or the development of cysts or tumors, as bacteria get trapped beneath the surface of the gums. Unfortunately, many of these problems can go undetected and do not cause discomfort when they first develop.
A few common symptoms that wisdom teeth require removal include soreness, pain at the back of the mouth, and swelling of the gums around the wisdom teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Is there any pain associated with wisdom teeth extraction?
It is our goal to provide you or your child with a comfortable and safe surgical environment. We know that many patients are nervous about their upcoming surgery, and we offer a variety of sedation options to our patients. Most patients that are undergoing wisdom tooth extraction elect to undergo surgery with IV sedation and rest comfortably during the treatment. We offer many anesthesia and sedation options to choose from. In fact, some patients wake up thinking that the procedure hasn’t even started yet! Properly adhering to your post-operative care instructions during the week following the surgery will minimize your discomfort and ensure a quicker recovery.
Where can I have my wisdom teeth removed in Oklahoma City?
At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, our oral surgeons perform wisdom teeth extractions on a routine basis for patients of all ages. If a general dentist has told you that it is time to remove your wisdom teeth, or if your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort, we encourage you to call our office. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson aim to provide every patient with a pleasant and personalized experience and look forward to caring for you.
Questions? We Are Here to Help
Our staff is here to answer your questions and guide you throughout your journey with our practice. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment.