Wisdom Teeth Removal | Charleston Oral & Facial Surgery | Charleston SC

By: Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in the mouth. When a developing tooth is blocked by another tooth or grows in a manner that makes it impossible to erupt normally, the tooth is said to be impacted. Many people have one or more impacted wisdom teeth that if left untreated can pose significant problems. For some patients, the teeth have come into the mouth or have begun to come into the mouth, but they are so difficult to keep clean that’s it better to remove them in order to improve the overall health of the mouth. Patients, and especially parents of patients, will frequently ask, “when is the best time to have wisdom teeth extracted?” while there may not be a perfect answer, most oral surgeons will agree that if wisdom teeth are going to be removed, it’s generally best to remove them when the patient is younger, usually in the early- or mid-teens, since the procedure is easier for the patient as the bone is more forgiving because teeth aren’t fully formed. There’s a much lower risk of having issues with other structures, such as the nerve in the lower jaw and the sinuses in the upper jaw, and the recovery is generally much more rapid. At charleston oral and facial surgery, we are proud of our state-of-the-art surgical centers and our highly skilled team that will ensure that patients are fully informed and comfortable throughout the procedure. Before removing your wisdom teeth, we’ll perform a thorough clinical exam and x-ray evaluation of your jaws and teeth.

We’ll present you with our options for extraction and develop a plan for wisdom tooth removal that you feel comfortable with. The majority of our patients elect to have the procedure performed with iv sedation and sleep comfortably during the procedure. For all of your oral surgery needs, please visit us at charleston oral and facial surgery. We perform general tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant procedures, bone grafting, corrective jaw and facial trauma surgery, treat oral pathology and tmj disorders, and offer a wide selection of facial aesthetic and cosmetic solutions. We service a wide region in the greater charleston area with offices in central charleston, north charleston, and summerville, and look forward to caring for you at one of our state-of-the-art oral surgery facilities. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call our office. Thank you for your interest in our practice.

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