Wisdom Teeth Removal in
Prevent Health Complications Caused by Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom Teeth Removal in
Prevent Health Complications Caused by Wisdom Teeth
Most people’s third molars emerge in the mid to late teens. If you’re experiencing pain in the back of the mouth behind your second molars, it’s likely that your wisdom teeth are developing. Unfortunately, most patients’ mouths are only equipped to hold 28 teeth and are not large enough to properly accommodate the growth of third molars. Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having wisdom teeth removed to prevent complications from arising. Many patients undergo this procedure around the age of 17, but you can have your wisdom teeth extracted at any age.
If you need your wisdom teeth removed in Camas, WA, we encourage you to visit Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Lieblick and Dr. Rehrer are experts at extracting wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, and will make your procedure and recovery as comfortable and easy as possible.
Reasons for Removing Wisdom Teeth
The bicuspids, incisors, and canines, or the teeth in the front of the mouth, allow you to chew properly, but wisdom teeth provide a grinding power that we simply don’t need with our diets. There are more problems than benefits associated with wisdom teeth, which is why dental professionals recommend having them removed.
It’s common for wisdom teeth to begin developing sideways when there’s not enough room in the back of the jaw. When this happens, they can grow right into the roots of the nearby second molars and damage the teeth. If the teeth are not removed before this happens, it can cause a chain reaction of dental shifting, damaging other teeth such as maxillary and mandibular incisors, canines, and other molars.
An impacted wisdom tooth is one that has become trapped beneath the gum tissue. It must be surgically removed, because it is not likely to erupt into the dental arch. An impacted tooth is difficult to clean around and can leave you prone to infections or the formation of cysts. Other health problems associated with wisdom teeth include:
- Oral pain and discomfort
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Dental crowding
- Impaction, infection, cysts, and even tumors
If you have suffered any jaw pain, have been told your wisdom teeth are developing improperly or impacted, or been recommended to our office for extraction, we encourage you to contact our office. Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons performs wisdom teeth extractions to patients in Camas, Vancouver, and surrounding Washington areas.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery
Treatment for every patient is different and will depend on several factors, including the stage of the molar’s development and whether they’re impacted. At your consultation, your oral surgeon will review any existing X-rays as well as take any additional 3D scans needed. These images will help him determine the exact position of your teeth and develop a detailed treatment plan for extraction. We will also discuss your anesthesia options, although most patients undergo IV sedation for this procedure.
Most removals are performed when the teeth are still beneath the gums. At your surgical appointment, your oral surgeon will administer anesthesia to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. Your surgeon will make any incisions in the gum tissue as needed prior to extracting the teeth. In some cases, we may break the teeth into several pieces. This allows a smaller surgical site and an easier removal process. Your surgeon will place dissolvable sutures and you will be driven home by your prearranged driver when the anesthesia wears off.
Stem Cell Banking with Stemodontics®
Body: Your wisdom teeth contain many stem cells, which can be stored in a laboratory after your wisdom teeth are removed. By banking stem cells with Stemodontics, you are given peace of mind when it comes to future health crises because these important cells can differentiate into different types of cells in the body. Ask about stem cells banking during your consultation or visit the Stemodontics® website to learn more.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer several options for anesthesia to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Hear From Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom tooth removal at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients
Jennifer Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Jennifer. I’m from Portland, Oregon, and I came to see Dr. Lieblick to get four wisdom teeth removed. The experience with Dr. Lieblick was wonderful. I felt comfortable from start to finish, and the receptionist even took care of my kids while I visited one time, and they’re just the best here. The staff is super friendly. It’s almost like family when you walk in, so I really appreciated that. My recovery was pretty much pain free for the first day, and then I had some discomfort. They called me to check on me, which was great. I came back in and got reassessed, and ever since that point, I was much more comfortable. I’d tell my friends to come see Dr. Lieblick for the great experience that I had. I have friends in Lake Oswego and Oregon City and Portland, of course, and Vancouver, Washington, even, because you’ll drive a distance to go see people that are truly professional and make your recovery easy on such a traumatic surgical procedure. I’d recommend anybody I know. When you’re going to sleep for a procedure, you want to know that you’re in the best of hands, and I felt that from the very beginning because I knew they were true professionals and board certified and that’s very important to me. They put me under, and I didn’t feel a thing, and it was wonderful. I woke up happy!"
Angela Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name's Angela, and I'm from The Dalles, Oregon. I had to get my wisdom teeth out. I went to see Beacon Oral Surgeons because they have an office in The Dalles, so it was really convenient for me to go there, and I had heard really good things about the staff there. I was really nervous. I had been put to sleep once for another surgery, but I didn't have an IV ever, so I was terrified. From the second I walked in, the office ladies were very friendly, and then the ladies that took me back were friendly. The lady that did my IV was super friendly, and they all just try to make you comfortable and laugh, and it was great. My procedure went perfectly — just super easy. My recovery was a lot faster than I had anticipated. I had minimal swelling, and I think I took the painkillers when I got home and the next day, and then I was done. I would definitely recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons."
Dennis Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Dennis, and I’m from Tualatin. I had my wisdom teeth taken out by Dr. Rehrer. Dr. Rehrer was very nice, and he made me feel comfortable in the chair, and I just feel like he is an all around nice guy. The procedure was a success. I know I was taken in good hands by Dr. Rehrer and his assistants, and everything went well. Staff here was very respectful, I feel like they are very kind. I had a great experience, and I recommend Dr. Rehrer. Out of five stars, I would give Beacon five out of five stars. It went well."
Sierra Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hey, my name’s Sierra, and I’m from Milwaukie, Oregon. I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons to get my wisdom teeth removed. When I first walked into Beacon Oral Surgeons, I was very nervous. The team here helped calm me down. Everything went really smoothly. They were super friendly and answered all my questions. Dr. Rehrer was an extremely good doctor. He made everything super easy, and it was really calming, and he said everything was going to be fine and over very quickly. I had absolutely no pain and discomfort after I had my wisdom teeth taken out. The experience was super easy and extremely better than I expected. I would rate my overall experience here as a five out of five stars. It went great. If any of my friends from Milwaukie or Corvallis needed to get their wisdom teeth out, I would totally tell them to come here. "
Nickie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I'm Nickie, and I'm from The Dalles, Oregon. I went to Beacon to have my wisdom teeth extracted. I had waited a good 12 years to have my wisdom teeth extracted due to fear. The staff at Beacon — it was just super friendly from the beginning. Very knowledgeable, which made me feel totally comfortable. I'm the nightmare patient that's totally terrified of all things dentistry, so it really was nice to have that comforting feeling from them from the beginning. It was awesome. It was about a half an hour long from what I remember — I did go to sleep for my extractions — went straight home to bed. Everything was great. Post-op went really well. One day down time and then the next day was shopping in Portland. I would recommend Beacon to everyone that needs to have anything done with an oral surgeon. They are awesome."
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time off do you need for wisdom teeth removal?
In most cases, healing takes only a couple days before patients can return to a normal diet and routine. Our office will provide you with instructions for post-operative care to ensure you recover quickly and comfortably. If you have any questions, we’d be happy to answer them.
How much does it cost to have wisdom teeth removed?
The cost of having wisdom teeth removed depends on how many wisdom teeth you have, if you require additional procedures, your insurance, and your choice of anesthesia. We will discuss all of these factors and provide a cost estimate during your first visit.
Is the third day the worst after wisdom tooth removal?
Swelling peaks around the third day. You can manage swelling and discomfort with ice packs and over-the-counter medications. Stick to soft foods for a few days and keep the surgical sites clean to prevent infection. Be sure not to use a straw for a week, as this could dislodge the blood clot and create dry socket.
How can I prepare for wisdom teeth extractions?
Read your pre-operative instructions closely, especially when undergoing anesthesia. You should have nothing to eat or drink after 12:00 midnight the night before your appointment—not even a sip of water. A responsible adult must accompany you to the office, stay in the office during your procedure, and take you home.
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