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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 Vancouver, WA

Safe Third Molar Extractions With Our Board-Certified Experts

Wisdom teeth removal is a common oral surgery procedure in Vancouver, WA. There often isn’t enough room for third molars to grow without damaging nearby teeth, gums, or bone. They are some of the largest teeth in the mouth, and most people’s jaws are not large enough to accommodate them. The average mouth is equipped to hold 28 teeth, so an extra set of molars trying to squeeze in can cause complications.

Wisdom teeth typically begin developing around the age of 17 or during the early twenties. The board-certified oral surgeons at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are experts at removing wisdom teeth at our office near Vancouver in Camas, WA.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Whereas the teeth in the front of the mouth, like bicuspid teeth, incisors, canines, grasp food and provide value to the mouth with their chewing abilities, third molars are unnecessary for proper oral function. Our diets simply don’t require their added grinding power. Removing them prevents damage to your other teeth and prevents associated problems from having the chance to arise. They don’t always have to be taken out, but when they become impacted or infected, they can pose a threat to your oral health. If this is the case, you will likely be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

An impacted wisdom tooth is one that has become trapped beneath the gum tissue. It will not emerge on its own and must be surgically intervened. An impacted tooth is difficult to clean, often leading to infections, cysts, or tumors. These issues can progress to more serious gum disease or damage to neighboring teeth. A wisdom tooth’s root is large and can damage other nearby roots or nerves.

Most dental professionals recommend having third molars removed as soon as possible. Everyone’s teeth develop at different rates, so there is no single set age. You can have wisdom teeth removed at any age, although younger patients often have easier surgeries and recoveries. Be sure to attend dental checkups with your general dentist, who will refer you to an oral surgeon when it’s time to have these teeth extracted.

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery

Removals often occur before the molars have fully emerged from the gums. Your oral surgeon will review your X-rays and likely take additional 3D scans before designing your treatment plan. This will all take place during a consultation appointment, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Lieblick or Dr. Rehrer, ask questions about your procedure, and learn about anesthesia options.

During surgery, your oral surgeon will administer your anesthesia, which prevents any pain during the procedure. Most patients undergo IV sedation, which allows you to sleep comfortably during the surgery. The procedure usually lasts no more than a couple of hours. Once your anesthetic is administered, your surgeon will extract your third molars and place any necessary sutures. You will rest until the anesthetic wears off, and then your prearranged driver will take you home and remain with you for 24 hours.

Most patients need just a couple of days to rest and recover before returning to their normal schedules, although you will have to follow certain instructions to keep your surgical sites clean while they heal. Your surgeon will discuss these instructions during your first visit.

Stem Cell Banking with Stemodontics®

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 how stem cell banking can benefit you.

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

AJ had his wisdom teeth extracted
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."

Katelyn is from Portland, OR and got her wisdom teeth removed
Katelyn Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"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."

Lana brought her child to Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for oral surgery
Lana Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Lana. I’m from Troutdale. My two daughters came here to get their wisdom teeth extracted. The team was very welcoming, even from the time that I walked through the door. They just totally took care of me, made me feel comfortable, offered me coffee. I thought that was just very welcoming and warm right there, and I felt very confident that my children were in great hands. Dr. Lieblick is wonderful. The procedure was quick and easy, and the recovery was great. If there’s another mom out there that I could tell to send their children to Beacon Oral Surgeons, especially for wisdom teeth, they would take care of them like family members. You’re just not going to get any better treatment than you receive with Beacon Oral Surgeons. If I needed an implant or an extraction, I wouldn’t hesitate to see Dr. Lieblick for my future oral surgery needs."

Marty got his wisdom teeth removed in The Dalles, OR
Marty Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"My name’s Marty, and I’m from The Dalles, Oregon, born and raised. If any of my friends or family needed to get their wisdom teeth removed—I have some friends in Pendlelton, some friends in Portland—I would definitely recommend Beacon Oral Surgery. The procedure went good. I went in a little bit nervous, but they made me feel pretty relaxed here. I knocked out; next thing you know, I wake up, and it’s over. I go and it was done just like that. My recovery was good; it lasted just a couple days, and it was a pretty good experience. Dr. Lieblick did a fantastic job with my operation, and I recommend that doctor."

Sydney got her wisdom teeth removed in Gresham, OR
Sydney Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I’m Sydney. I’m from Vancouver. I got all four of my wisdom teeth out here at Beacon. My experience here was great. It couldn’t have been any better. No questions, no concerns; they really answered everything for me. Recovery time was great. I had no problems. I got back to work as soon as possible. My experience with the team here was great. Everyone is so kind. Dr. Rehrer is a great surgeon. He really knows his stuff. He’s very kind, very friendly man. I would describe this practice as very professional, very friendly. Everyone is just so kind and really wants to take care of you. Beacon Oral Surgeons is a great place. I would highly recommend it to anybody in the Vancouver and Milwaukie areas."

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost in Vancouver, WA?

The cost of having your wisdom teeth removed will depend on how many teeth you need removed, your choice of anesthesia, your dental insurance, and the complexity of your procedure. We will discuss all of this with you during your first visit so you know exactly what to expect.

How painful is wisdom tooth removal?

We make every effort to keep you as comfortable as possible during any surgical procedure. Many patients undergo IV sedation, which allows them to enter a sleep-like state. With IV sedation, you will be able to answer questions asked by your surgeon but will wake up after the procedure with no memory of the surgery.

How long does it take for wisdom teeth holes to close up?

It takes about 2 weeks for the surgical sites to fully heal, but many patients are able to return to their normal routines within a few days after surgery.

Is the third day the worst for wisdom teeth removal?

Swelling and pain is common after any surgical procedure and often peaks around the third day. You can manage swelling with ice packs and over-the-counter medications. Be sure to rinse your mouth with a warm salt water solution to keep the surgical sites clean and prevent infection. Do not use straws or smoke during recovery to prevent dry socket, which occurs when the blood clot becomes dislodged. If you ever have questions during recovery, please contact our office at any time.

Where can I get wisdom teeth removal in Vancouver, WA?

Our oral surgeons offer wisdom teeth removal at our office in Camas, WA, which is only a short distance from Vancouver. If you live in or around Vancouver, WA, and it's time for you or your child to have wisdom teeth removed, contact our Camas office for a consultation.


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