Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dental work doesn’t have to kill your vibe. LoFi Dental is all about a relaxed ambiance and friendly staff as much as the high-quality care you’ll receive from our team.  

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

The wisdom teeth are largely a set of vestigial organs, meaning the human body no longer needs them. As dental care has become more accessible and standard, we no longer need the spare teeth to come in at the end of our teenage years. 

The eruption of four impacted wisdom teeth occurs when your wisdom teeth grow in an unusual or unnatural direction. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky, and they’ll grow in straight or behind another tooth, and not cause the symptoms that create the horror stories, including

  • Crooked smile
  • Inflamed gums
  • Infection and inflammation of the lymph nodes
  • Jaw pain, swelling, or damage to the bone
  • Headaches caused by crowding and pressure
  • Chronic bad breath and a sour taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth without pain


What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth surgery is recommended for more than 10 million people annually. The older you get, the less forgiving your body is to surgical procedures. Younger people handle recovery better if they get their wisdom teeth removed in the late teens or early 20s. 

How Much Does it Cost? 

Many factors go into estimating the cost of a wisdom tooth extraction. To get an exact figure, you’ll need to discuss your procedure needs with your dentist. Some of the details your dental team will consider are

  • The complexity of the surgery
  • How many teeth will be removed
  • Anesthesiology
  • Insurance coverage

Managing Your Expectations 

It’s perfectly normal to be nervous or uncertain when it comes to wisdom teeth extraction, but most of those fears and concerns come from a lack of knowledge about the procedure itself. The more you know about what to expect, the better you’ll feel. 

Sedation 

You’ll need to be kept out of pain and partially sedated during this procedure. You won’t remember the process and will likely be dizzy and confused. We don't want you completely out for the surgery because you’ll need to be able to respond to the dentist even if you can’t remember it. 

Procedure 

Our oral surgeon specializes in wisdom tooth removal, so the process usually takes less than an hour to remove all four of your wisdom teeth. In some cases, waking up from the procedure takes longer than the rest of the appointment.  

Recovery 

You will need to arrange a ride home after your procedure. We will monitor your progress and ensure you are comfortable going home. You will be groggy and unable to drive home from the surgery, and you may want to have someone stay with you for the first day or two after your appointment. 

Aftercare 

We will provide you with aftercare instructions and paperwork outlining the details. If the surgical site is taken care of properly, you’ll be feeling almost back to normal in two-three days. You’ll need to take it easy and manage your pain for about a week after your surgery.

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