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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. 

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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. 

(708) 873-9709

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Jan

Orland Park, IL

2023

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This Practice is wonderful, they have a professional to cover all of your dental issues. Just completed a dental implant, virtually pain free and each step was handled with great care. Veronica gave me a dental cleaning today, best ever, thanks to your wonderful staff!

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Orland Park, IL

2023

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I have my smile back. He has given me the confidence to laugh unabashedly, speak boldly, and grin from ear to ear. For those of you who are considering dental implants please come to Premier dental, and see the photos of my before and after and be amazed. He is the best of the best!!!

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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

Save Money

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. 

Relieve Pain

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

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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:

(708) 873-9709

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Orland Park, IL

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Orland Park, IL

2022

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The best experience ever. I hated dentists all of my life. However, this experience was a positive experience. I'm definitely going to revisit their office and make them my official dentist. Im blessed.

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Wisdom Tooth Removal What To Expect During Your Procedure

The first step is to contact our Orland Park practice and request your wisdom tooth removal consultation. Our oral surgeon will examine your teeth to confirm the cause of your symptoms and suggest wisdom tooth extraction if necessary. 
"Our Orland Park practice offers sedation for patients who feel anxious about wisdom tooth removal."

Day of Oral Surgery

"Our Orland Park practice offers sedation for patients who feel anxious about wisdom tooth removal."

X-rays

Scans and X-rays are taken to determine the exact location of the problematic teeth. These also help your oral surgeon determine sinus and nerve locations.

Anesthesia

To begin, local anesthesia is administered to numb the affected areas. Any sedative medications are delivered at this point as well.

Access

If the teeth are impacted, your oral surgeon creates a small incision in the gums and, if necessary, bone tissue.

Tooth Removal

Using specialized dental instruments, your dentist loosens the tooth and lifts it from the socket. If necessary, the tooth may be divided into sections for easier extraction.

Cleaning the Socket

Once the tooth has been removed, the socket is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. This ensures that all residual infection is eliminated.

Closing the Incisions

Finally, the gum tissue is repositioned and the incisions are closed with surgical sutures. A gauze pack is placed over the site to control bleeding and foster blood clot formation.

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

Apprehensive woman considering sedation for her wisdom tooth removal

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

Dentist Yamen Akhras

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.

(708) 873-9709

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
dry socket

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:

Discomfort

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

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.

Bleeding

We will give you gauze to take home following your extraction. Replace this gauze regularly to aid in blood clot formation. 

Bad Taste

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.

Complications

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.