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
Carrie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Carrie, I’m from Camas, Washington, and I came to see Dr. Rehrer to get my wisdom teeth pulled. Their office is very professional. You’re just taken care of from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. Dr. Rehrer is a top-notch surgeon. He is somebody that’s really compassionate. He cares about his patients. He takes care of your needs. He’s just an incredible person, is what Dr. Rehrer is. The staff here is amazing. They take pride in their work. They really enjoy what they do. I had a great experience here with my wisdom teeth. For my friends and family in Camas and Vancouver, Washington, I highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons."
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."
Amy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Amy from Camas, and I brought my son in to see Dr. Rehrer to have wisdom teeth pulled, bone grafting, and dental implants put in. When we walked in, the front desk was very, very friendly. They welcomed us and made us feel like we were at home. Dr. Rehrer is awesome. He’s fun, friendly, makes you feel like you’re the most important person in the room. Since the surgery, my son has had a really, really positive experience. The dental implants worked perfectly, they look fantastic, and he’s very happy with the results. Overall, we had an awesome experience. I highly recommend Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons."
Mihkayla Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi! I’m Mihkayla from Vancouver, Washington. I came to see Dr. Rehrer to get my wisdom teeth pulled out. Everyone here at Beacon Oral Surgery is very personable. They make you feel at home. They really give you the best experience. Dr. Rehrer is definitely fun to work with. He will definitely make you laugh. The staff here is very kind. They made me feel comfortable, and they talked me through every step of the way. The procedure went well, and I had a very quick recovery, which I’m very grateful for. For my friends and family in Vancouver and Camas, Washington, I highly recommend Beacon Oral Surgeons. "
Lauren Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Lauren. I live in Gresham, and I loved my experience at Beacon Oral Surgery. Dr. Lieblick and his staff were great. I had all my wisdom teeth taken out about five years ago, and haven’t had a problem. My recovery time was so quick, surgery was so great, and the staff was helpful, friendly, kind, supportive. I had a really great experience. I live in Gresham. I used to work in The Pearl and Clackamas and Beaverton, and everyone I’ve ran into over the years who needed to have wisdom teeth out for teenagers or themselves late in life, I always recommend coming to Beacon. The fact that they’re trained and the fact that they do take that extra step to become board certified and recognized by the state is really a comfort for me and for my other family members who have visited Beacon over the years."
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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