Wisdom Teeth Removal
Comfortable Third Molar Extraction
Wisdom teeth removal is a commonly performed procedure in our Thompson’s Station, TN, office. Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to emerge in the mouth, typically developing between the ages of 15 and 20. When they have enough space to grow properly, they may not need to be extracted; however, this is rarely the case. Most patients’ mouths are too small to accommodate their growth, which cause them to develop improperly and causes a host of oral health problems.
Southern Oral & Facial Surgery provides patients in Thompson’s Station, TN, and nearby areas with safe, comfortable wisdom tooth extractions. Dr. Clark, Dr. Young, and Dr. Lewallen answer all of your questions and work hard to keep you comfortable and informed throughout your time with us. To schedule an appointment at our Thompson’s Station office, contact our front desk staff today.
Symptoms of Third Molars
Without enough room to erupt, wisdom teeth cannot be cleaned or taken care of properly. It’s common for the growth of the teeth to result in more serious complications. Many people associate wisdom teeth with pain, but not everyone experiences discomfort. Even if you are not in pain, your wisdom teeth could still be causing damage to your teeth, nerves, and overall health.
Wisdom teeth have large, unpredictable roots that can damage other roots. They can grow into facial nerves, which can be extremely painful. Impacted wisdom teeth, or ones that grow sideways and cannot break through the gums, can push other teeth out of alignment. An impacted tooth is difficult to clean around, leaving you prone to infections and the formation of cysts around the tooth.
If left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause the following issues:
- Swelling, jaw stiffness, tenderness, and pain around wisdom teeth
- Bacterial growth, gum disease, and tooth decay
- Misalignment and/or crowding of healthy teeth
- Increased risk of tumor and cyst growth
Dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons recommend having your third molars evaluated early in our Thompson’s Station, TN, office. Early evaluation is key because the teeth are in the early stage of development, making for easier extraction. Undergoing early removal means a lower risk of complications during the procedure and typically results in a faster recovery.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery
Before the extraction procedure, you must attend a consultation at our office. This appointment gives your oral surgeon a chance to review your health history, take 3D scans, and perform a thorough oral examination. It’s also an opportunity for you to get all your questions answered and learn about your options for anesthesia. Most patients undergo IV sedation for this procedure.
Your oral surgeon will administer the anesthesia and safely extract the wisdom teeth. For impacted teeth, your surgeon may make small incisions in the gum tissue to access the tooth prior to removing it. Dissolvable sutures will be placed and you will rest until the anesthesia wears off. Remember that if you are undergoing IV sedation, you must have a responsible adult present during surgery to drive you home afterward and remain with you for 24 hours.
Types of Anesthesia
There are several anesthesia options available so patients can feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.
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
Grant Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My overall experience here was great. They were very informative, and I was in and out of here in no time. When I first walked into the practice, I was greeted with a smile, and that made me feel wonderful. The staff were very courteous. They treated me with respect and care. The doctor made me feel very great. I felt in good hands. I really trusted him to get the job done. It was a very successful procedure and the recovery was quick and easy. I would recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery because their team is wonderful. They know what they’re doing, they get the job done, and they make you feel special."
Price Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My experience here at Southern Oral & Facial Surgery has been great. Coming into this practice, I felt very welcomed. It was just a very warm and safe atmosphere here. The staff here are very inviting. They’re very professional. Everything was done with the utmost care. The doctor here took the time to get to know me. I felt like I was in great hands here. It was a very successful procedure and the recovery time was a lot quicker than I expected. I am very happy that I chose Southern Oral & Facial Surgery to get the procedure done. The level of quality and care that I received here was just truly amazing. I would highly recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery."
Caleb Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Well, I came to see Dr. Clark because I needed my wisdom teeth taken out. When I came in, I wasn’t very nervous because before the surgery, we met with Dr. Clark, and he explained everything, and he made me very confident in how the procedure would go. The staff was great; when I came in, they were always ready to help with a smile and tell me what I needed to know. Dr. Clark was great, always explaining what he was going to do, and just making sure that I knew, and that because I knew I wouldn’t be very worried about the process. If any of my friends and family in Nashville or Brentwood or Franklin or wherever need their wisdom teeth taken out, I would definitely recommend Dr. Clark."
Alisha Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Everybody here made me feel relaxed, and us feel very welcome. The staff were very encouraging and made us feel right at home. The doctor here was incredibly personable and made us feel very calm and relaxed about our experience. As a mom, the doctor made me feel like my children were in great hands. The procedure was successful, and the recovery went really smooth. On top of that, they actually called and checked in on us, which made me feel very comfortable knowing that they cared so much. To my friends in Thompson's Station and Nashville, I would highly recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery for your wisdom teeth removal."
Kandy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"I met Dr. Young after some trouble with a four-tooth bridge that was getting worse. We had it checked and found that the root of the anchor tooth was broken, so I went in, and we had to see about how to repair that. Since it was three to four teeth we were considering, I also had a wisdom tooth extracted, and then Dr. Young was able to put in three dental implants and line everything up perfectly. After each procedure, Dr. Young would call me. He would ask how I was doing. He would ask if I needed anything, ask how I felt, and it meant a lot. I would recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery, probably Dr. Young, and I have already recommended them to several people."
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