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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Gresham, The Dalles, and Milwaukie, OR, and Camas, WA
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Gresham, The Dalles, and Milwaukie, OR, and Camas, WA

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Milwaukie and Portland, OR

Comfortable Third Molar Extractions

Most people don’t have enough room in their dental arch to accommodate an extra set of molars, which is why dental professionals recommend having them removed. Also called third molars, wisdom teeth typically develop around the age of 17 or during the early twenties. If left untreated, they can cause many oral health complications.

Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons provides patients near Milwaukie, OR, with safe and effective wisdom teeth removals. Most people don’t notice their third molars growing in until they start to cause pain or discomfort, which is why it’s important to have regular dental exams to evaluate them before they start causing problems.

Risks of Leaving Wisdom Teeth Untreated

An impacted wisdom tooth is one that has become trapped beneath the gum tissue. They are difficult to clean around, often causing infection, cysts, or tumors. These can lead to more serious gum disease or tooth decay. Wisdom teeth have large roots, which can damage the roots of other teeth and nearby facial nerves. They can also push neighboring teeth out of alignment.

Most dental professionals recommend having the molars removed when they are in earlier stages of developments before they fully emerge from the gums. The teeth will be smaller and easier to remove at early stages, and you will prevent problems from developing later on. No two patients are alike, and some people’s teeth develop earlier than others, so there is no perfect age for removal, but most patients will have them removed sometime between ages 15 and 22.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery

If you need to have your molars removed at our office in Milwaukie, OR, you will first come in for a consultation, where Dr. Lieblick and Dr. Rehrer will design a custom treatment plan. We may take 3D scans of your mouth to determine the location of important nerves and other structures before your procedure. You will also have a chance to discuss your anesthesia options at this appointment. Our oral surgeons are trained and licensed to administer all forms of anesthesia, including local and general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

Your next appointment will be for your surgical procedure, where your oral surgeon will remove your molars. After administering your anesthetic, your oral surgeon will carefully remove the teeth in the least invasive manner possible. Most patients choose to undergo IV sedation, allowing them to sleep throughout the procedure and wake up once it’s over. You will rest while your anesthesia wears off, then your driver will be able to escort you home and should remain with you for 24 hours.

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 your oral surgeon today or visit the Stemodontics® website to learn about the benefits of stem cell banking.

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

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Chloe Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Chloe from Washougal, and I came to see Dr. Rehrer to get my wisdom teeth removed. The office is very clean. Everyone is very friendly. I loved the doctors. Dr. Rehrer was very friendly and he was very quick and efficient with the whole surgery. The staff is very friendly. They made me feel very comfortable. The surgery was great, my recovery was quick and easy, and I was back to work in no time. I had a great experience and I would highly recommend Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons."

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Jodi Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi! My name’s Jodie, and I live in Camas, Washington, and I brought my daughter, Absity, to Dr. Rehrer to have her wisdom teeth taken out. What I like about Dr. Rehrer is just his down-to-earth nature. He’s so knowledgeable and so good, and he made my daughter feel so comfortable in a kind of stressful situation. He was amazing with her. They were fantastic! Really, it was pretty easy, as a mom. They just brought me in, and I sat in the waiting room. They brought her back, and then they came and tapped me on the shoulder, and said, “Hey, she’s ready for you to pick her up.” They were fantastic, and they followed up with me as far as how she was doing, and how her treatment had been. They were outstanding. Having lived in Vancouver for almost twenty years, I have friends all over – in Vancouver, in Portland, in Camas. Of course, being a mother of four, I have tons of friends who are going to go through this very same thing, and I tell them all the time, “When your child is ready for their wisdom teeth to be taken out, Dr. Rehrer--He’s your guy. He’s just awesome. He makes you feel so good about what’s being done with your child, and you just kind of wait and relax, and you’re good to go.” I would just like to say that Dr. Rehrer is a phenomenal person. He’s a great oral surgeon; he’s a great man. He cares, he checks in with his patients, he makes them top priority. He’s just a wonderful person to be around, and a wonderful guy."

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Nickie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"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."

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AJ Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"I’m AJ, and I’m from Oregon City. I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons to get my wisdom teeth taken out. I heard of Beacon Oral Surgeons because my mom’s in the field, so she does referrals for this kind of stuff, and this was the first choice. I was extremely nervous to get my wisdom teeth taken out. The team here was amazing. They really helped me out and made me not scared to get my wisdom teeth removed. Now that I got them out, I feel great. I would rate my overall experience at five stars because the team was amazing to me, and I was in and out really quick, and my recovery time was amazing."

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Haylie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Haylie, I'm from Camas, and I had my wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Rehrer. How I would describe this office is cozy, welcoming, and friendly. When I came here, the staff made me feel comfortable. Dr. Rehrer is kind, compassionate, caring, and made me feel safe. The procedure went great. Recovery was quick and 3 days later, I played in a basketball game. Overall, I had an amazing experience here and I would definitely recommend Dr. Rehrer."

Frequently Asked Questions

Does wisdom teeth removal require stitches?

Impacted teeth often require small incisions in the gum tissue to access the teeth. Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures, which disappear on their own during recovery.

How long does it take for wisdom teeth holes to heal?

Many patients return to their normal routines a few days following surgery. It takes about 2 weeks for your surgical sites to fully heal.

What helps wisdom teeth holes heal faster?

Follow your post-operative instructions closely and carefully. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to prevent infection and keep the surgical sites clean. Stick to soft food and avoid disturbing the tooth sockets. Contact Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons if you have questions at any point during recovery.

How do I know if I have dry socket or normal pain?

Some pain and swelling is expected for several days after surgery. You can manage this with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. If you experience a dry socket, which is caused when the blood clot becomes dislodged, you may feel sharp throbbing pain. Avoid straws and smoking for 1 week to help prevent dry socket and be sure to keep the extraction site clean. Contact our office if you experience pain beyond what is expected throughout the healing process.

Where can I get wisdom teeth removed in Portland, OR?

Patients of any age in Portland, Oregon, can undergo wisdom teeth removal at our office in Milwaukie, which is less than 10 miles south of downtown Portland. If you live in Portland and you or your child need wisdom teeth removed, contact our office in Milwaukie today.

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