Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth. While not always requiring removal, these molars can lead to complications if they don't grow in correctly. Our office provides advanced solutions for wisdom teeth extraction when necessary.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in OKC

Wisdom teeth, the last molars to emerge, typically appear between ages 17 and 25, often creating challenges for many individuals. We can visually examine your wisdom teeth (if they have erupted) or use X-ray imaging to assess if they need to be removed.

Extracting wisdom teeth is considered a category of oral surgery; this procedure can be performed by your dentist or an oral surgeon. Given that multiple wisdom teeth may need extraction simultaneously, the process often requires a general anesthetic to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Removal at Warwick Dental

Dr. David Lawrence

Dr. David Lawrence

Dr. David Lawerence, an Oklahoma native, has a goal to improve the lives of all the patients that walk through the doors. He understands the importance of quality dental care and the impact it can have on life. Dr. Lawrence continues to build upon his expertise in wisdom teeth removal through hundreds of hours of continual education course to provide the best for Warwick Dental patients.

Wisdom Teeth
Removal Cost

At Warwick Dental, we are dedicated to providing cost-effective wisdom teeth removal, at $350 per tooth, for our patients in Oklahoma City, OK. However, it is essential to bear in mind that prices may slightly vary based on the unique requirements of each patient, as every case presents its individual considerations.

We know that costs can cause hesitation for those needing wisdom teeth removed, so that is why we are proud to offer a variety of financial options. A few of these options include our Warwick Dental Savings Plan and external dental payment plans. Click the buttons below to read more about each option.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare

After undergoing wisdom teeth removal, proper aftercare is crucial to ensure a smooth recovery and minimize any potential complications. Here are some essential guidelines and tips to follow during the post-operative period:

Post-Operative Care Instructions:

  • Gauze Placement: Gently bite down on the provided gauze pads after the surgery to control bleeding and help form clots.
  • Oral Hygiene: Maintain oral hygiene by carefully brushing your teeth, avoid the surgical sites for the first 24 hours. Following meals, rinse your mouth with a mild saline solution to keep the area clean.
  • Swelling and Ice Packs: During the first 24 to 48 hours to reduce swelling and discomfort, apply ice packs to the affected areas for 20 minutes on, followed by 20 minutes off.
  • Rest and Elevation: Get plenty of rest and keep your head elevated with pillows during sleep to reduce swelling.

Diet and Nutrition:

  • Soft Foods: Stick to a diet of soft foods during the initial recovery days, including items like soups, yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies, and eggs.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: Avoid any hard, crunchy, or spicy foods as this could irritate the surgical sites.
  • Drinking: Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, but avoid using straws. Sucking a straw can dislodge blood clots and hinder the healing process.
  • Medications: Take prescribed pain medications and antibiotics as directed by your dentist to manage pain and prevent infection.

By following these aftercare instructions, you can promote healing and ensure a successful recovery after wisdom teeth removal. Remember to attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your dentist to monitor your progress and address any concerns that may arise.

 


This Guide Will Include:

  • Wisdom Teeth Removal Benefits
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQs
  • $300 Savings
  • And More!

  • How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

    If you are unsure whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed, some common signs indicate the need for extraction. These signs include:

    • Impaction—where the tooth is stuck under the gums or is completely hidden
    • Changing bite alignment due to the growth of wisdom teeth at various angles in the jaw
    • Crowding or damage to existing teeth caused by wisdom teeth not having enough room to come in properly
    • Partial emergence, which can be a magnet for bacteria, leading to gum disease and oral infection

    Many dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth early, before the roots and bone fully form and when recovery is faster.

  • What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

    When a wisdom tooth doesn’t have enough room to come in  normally, it is considered an impacted wisdom tooth. There are several degrees of impacted wisdom teeth depending on where the teeth lie within the jaw. Soft tissue impaction occurs when the crown of the tooth has penetrated through the bone, but the gum is still covering part of the tooth. When the tooth has partially erupted, but a part of the tooth remains submerged in the jawbone, this is considered partially bony impaction. Complete bony impaction occurs when the tooth is entirely encased by jawbone.

  • How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

    As wisdom teeth grow up through your jawbone and begin to break through your gum line, they may become inflamed or bleed. This can cause headaches or tooth pain. Here are some remedies to relieve wisdom tooth pain:

    1. Rinse with saltwater
    2. Use peppermint essential oils or clover oil to soothe pain
    3. Take aspirin or an over the counter pain reliever
    4. Apply an ice pack or heating pad to your cheeks

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6928 NW 112TH ST
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
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Monday - Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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405-722-7071

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