Wisdom Teeth Removal
Are you experiencing tooth pain near the back of the jaw,or frequent headaches? It could be an impacted wisdom tooth.
Wisdom teeth can become partially or fully impacted in the jawbone, leading to serious oral health issues.
Dr. Yamen Akhras in Orland Park, IL, offers safe, gentle wisdom tooth removal to keep your smile healthy and comfortable.
Are You Experiencing Pain Due to Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth can cause pain, impacting your quality of life. Our skilled oral surgeon can help. Contact our Orland Park dental practice today to request a consultation and see if wisdom teeth removal can help ease your pain and symptoms.
Are Impacted Wisdom
Teeth Damaging Your Smile?
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New Patient Special
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to many oral health issues, including damage to your other teeth. Dr. Akhras can perform wisdom teeth removal to protect your smile's appearance, function, and health. To make the cost of treatment more affordable, we offer new patient specials on initial exams. Contact our Orland Park dental office today to request your wisdom tooth extraction consultation.
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The Cost Of Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Pricing for wisdom teeth removal varies depending on the level of impaction. You will first come in for a consult that includes an $80 panoramic X-ray and a $20 exam fee. Based on this information, our dentist can estimate the cost of your procedure. Sedation is available for an additional fee. Our dental practice accepts most insurance plans, and we also offer CareCredit® financing to help break your cost into manageable, monthly payments.
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AT HOW WISDOM TEETH CAN CAUSE OVERCROWDING
In many cases, the small size of the jaw can become an issue when the wisdom teeth begin to come in. Even if the wisdom teeth erupt properly, they can cause your other teeth to shift. This can lead to misaligned teeth, which can also cause pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Extraction can prevent these issues.
The Many Benefits Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is often covered at least partially by insurance. However, if you leave your wisdom tooth unchecked and further problems develop, the need for treatments like orthodontics could cost you far more than wisdom tooth removal.
Protect Your Oral Health
Your wisdom teeth are in the very back of your mouth, making it more difficult to brush and floss them properly. This can allow bacteria to build up around the wisdom tooth and lead to tooth decay and painful gum infections.
When your wisdom teeth are impacted, it can cause pain to the surrounding teeth and make chewing difficult. Wisdom tooth extraction can relieve the pain that impacted teeth cause when they push against your neighboring teeth.
Still Have Your Wisdom Teeth? Request a Consultation
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, our team is dedicated to providing top-tier, compassionate care to you and your family. That is why we utilize the latest, most advanced dental technologies for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
We offer fully customized treatment plans for patients of all ages. Our doctors also provide sedation options when necessary to achieve comfort and relaxation during procedures.
No matter what your oral health needs are, we can help. To schedule a visit at our Orland Park, IL, office, contact us online or give us a call at:
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Wisdom Tooth Removal What To Expect During Your Procedure
Day of Oral Surgery
"Our Orland Park practice offers sedation for patients who feel anxious about wisdom tooth removal."
Do I Need to Replace My Extracted Wisdom Teeth?
No! While it definitely pays to consider a dental implant-supported replacement for any other permanent tooth, you don't need your wisdom teeth for proper oral function or health. Of course, if an impacted wisdom tooth has compromised a neighboring tooth to the point of needing replacement, we can create a plan incorporating dental implants and more to completely restore the health, balance, function, and appearance of your smile. Our practice excels at providing dental implants and natural-looking restorations.
Why Orland Park Chooses Us
"Went there and was such an easy process. Dr. Akhras is the absolute best and truly cares about his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions I had with no issues. His staff was also extremely friendly and helpful!"
Anxious About Treatment? WE OFFER SEDATION
Dentists at our Orland Park, IL, office can provide sedation options during wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, and other procedures for optimal comfort. Patients can choose from oral sedatives or IV sedation. We also work alongside a board-certified anesthesiologist when necessary. Dental visits do not have to be stressful. Ask your doctor which option is right for you.
Do You Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction? Contact Our Orland Park Dental Practice Today
Don't let a fear of the dentist stop you from getting the treatment you need. Through sedation dentistry, Dr. Akhras can provide you with expert dental care that is virtually painless. An impacted wisdom tooth can damage your surrounding teeth and lead to further oral health issues. Do not hesitate to seek treatment.
Dr. Akhras and our entire dental team take pride in making each visit as stress-free as possible. Our state-of-the-art dental office in Orland Park houses luxury amenities to keep you and your family comfortable throughout your appointment.
Contact our practice for quality, compassionate care.
We Provide Quality Results
"My 19 year old daughter is a very anxious dental patient. From the moment we came for the consult through the procedure and follow up, she was comfortable and we felt well taken care of. The entire staff goes above and beyond to help you feel comfortable and genuinely cared for! They explain everything that needs to be done instead of surprising you later with regards to time to complete, cost, etc." Tracie McDaniel
Prevent Dry Sockets
HOW TO AVOID THIS PAINFUL SIDE EFFECT
A dry socket occurs when the blood clot covering the treatment area is either dislodged or dissolves too soon, exposing the underlying bone and nerves. This exposure causes intense pain for the patient. You can prevent this painful side effect by following your dentist's aftercare instructions and avoiding actions like drinking through a straw, brushing the extraction site, and eating crunchy foods for the first 24-48 hours following the extraction.
The Side Effects Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our dental team will provide patient education during your wisdom teeth removal consultation to make sure you understand how to take the right aftercare measures. It's important to know which side effects of wisdom teeth removal are normal, and which signal the need for medical intervention. Let's take a look:
You may feel minor discomfort following your procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Any resulting discomfort should diminish within a few days.
Swelling and bruising are common side effects for the first few days following the extraction. Over-the-counter medication and a cold compress can help reduce any swelling or bruising.
We will give you gauze to take home following your extraction. Replace this gauze regularly to aid in blood clot formation.
A bad taste in your mouth could be a sign of a dry socket. Contact our practice right away if you notice a bad taste or intense pain near the extraction site.
Contact our dental practice right away if you develop a fever, have intense pain, or you have difficulty swallowing. You should also contact us if you have severe pain that does not subside with medication, or swelling that worsens after the third or fourth day.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Q. Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?
A. No. Your oral surgeon will thoroughly numb the area before removal begins. Our practice in Orland Park, IL, also offers sedation options to ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment.
Q. Is removal easier the younger I am?
A. Many dentists and oral surgeons recommend removal at an early age. This is due to the jawbone hardening and the wisdom teeth becoming anchored as you grow. As you age, it may become more difficult to remove the wisdom teeth. Early removal can reduce the risk of complications during the removal process.
Q. How long does it take for the socket to close?
A. This will vary, but it typically takes about six weeks for the socket to close. You will have an indentation at the site, but this generally fills in within a few months following wisdom teeth removal.
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