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
Katelyn Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"I’m Katelyn, and I live in Happy Valley, Oregon, and I came to Beacon Oral Surgeons to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I heard about Beacon Oral Surgeons because I've had a few friends that have been here, and they had a great experience, so I thought it’d be a great place to come as well. My experience at Beacon Oral Surgeons was amazing. Dr. Lieblick was really calming, really professional, and he knows a lot about what he’s doing. And the staff that worked with him that day as well — they were awesome. I felt like I was in very good hands. My recovery went very smooth. I healed perfect. My experience was great from the beginning to the end. If any of my friends that live in Happy Valley needed to have their wisdom teeth removed, I'd highly recommend they see Beacon Oral Surgeons in their Milwaukee location. It’s a quick drive and easy to get to."
Amanda Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Amanda, and I’m here from The Dalles, Oregon. I went to Beacon Oral Surgeons to get my wisdom teeth out. The staff at Beacon Oral Surgeons were awesome—they were great. They made me comfortable in the very beginning and all throughout. Afterwards, they took good care of me and wheeled me out, and I got to leave, and I was comfortable. My recovery was fast; it was easy. They give you good instructions and good advice throughout the whole way, and they take care of you if you have any problems afterwards. I would most certainly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons. They were a great staff, great procedure, easy recovering, and they take care of you throughout the whole procedure."
Vance Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Vance, and I’m from The Dalles, Oregon. I went to see Dr. Lieblick because it was time to get my wisdom teeth taken out. When I went in for my initial consultation, I was a little nervous, but the staff were very helpful, and they were very courteous and very professional, and they put me at ease. The staff told me that they were going to put me under, and before I knew it, I woke up, and my wisdom teeth were out. I was a little groggy. The recovery after I got my wisdom teeth taken out was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I would recommend Dr. Lieblick for wisdom teeth extraction because he’s a good doctor, he was very helpful, and he’s very professional."
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."
Preston Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name's Preston, and I'm from The Dalles, Oregon. I went to Beacon Oral Surgeons to get my wisdom teeth removed. I wasn't in any pain; the dentist said it was just time for them to come out. I wasn't that nervous because they made me feel pretty relaxed about the whole procedure when they explained it to me. They explained the whole procedure to me, how they go about it. They showed me a video on what they would do. Yeah, I went to sleep, woke up, and it was pretty much all done. My recovery was absolutely smooth, just as long as I stuck with the foods that they told me to eat. Dr. Lieblick was very professional, very friendly. He made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. If any of my friends from Dallesport, Dufur, or Portland, OR, decided to get their wisdom teeth removed, I would highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons."
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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