Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Extraction of wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth

Wisdom teeth (third molars) can be the most troublesome teeth in the mouth. These molars usually erupt in the late teens or early 20s. Many times, the jaws are simply not large enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth. This can cause problems such as damage to neighboring teeth, difficulty with hygiene, infection, and pain. The removal of wisdom teeth can eliminate these problems. Your surgery can be completed on an outpatient basis in most cases, and normal activities can usually be resumed within a few days of surgery, depending on your age and the severity of the procedure.

Our surgeons are also experienced in the extraction of other impacted teeth, as well as surgery that allows impacted teeth to successfully erupt into the mouth.

Find out more about oral and maxillofacial surgery at myOms.org