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A SMART START FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

Getting evaluated early for wisdom teeth removal can prevent unnecessary complications and save expenses in the long run. That’s because the roots of the teeth are not fully formed, making the extraction procedure potentially easier, and the recovery smoother.  Younger patients typically experience less discomfort and a faster healing process. Some patients may need their wisdom teeth removed as early as 12 or 13 years old, while others can wait until their twenties. It’s important for children to have an oral examination and dental x-rays in their mid-teenage years for the best possible long-term outcomes.


EARLY EVALUATIONS PREVENT FUTURE PROBLEMS

An early assessment by your dentist, orthodontist, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon helps identify potential issues. If there’s not enough room for wisdom teeth, they may cause crowding and disrupt orthodontic treatment, or they may not fully emerge and become impacted.  Impacted teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection. Some may wonder about simply waiting to see if issues occur, but this comes with risks. Waiting to extract wisdom teeth until later in life can lead to higher complication rates, the development of cysts or tumors, damage to adjacent teeth, slower healing, and higher infection risk.


CARE DURING SURGERY AND BEYOND

Prior to removal, we’ll walk you through the steps to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. We offer a variety of anesthesia options tailored to your preference, including local anesthesia with or without nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and IV sedation. Most healthy patients are good candidates for in-office IV sedation administered and monitored by trained, licensed, and experienced medical professionals. Following removal, our team will carefully explain your post-operative care. You will also be provided with a complete home-care kit. This kit includes a thorough post-operative care guide for easy reference throughout recovery. You may also find this information on our Parent’s Corner. At every stage of your care, you can have confidence that you’re being cared for in an environment of optimum safety. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, designed to promote rapid healing, and minimize post-operative discomfort.


MAKE A PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE BUDGETS

Prior to visiting The Oral Surgery Center, we encourage you to check with your insurance carrier regarding specific coverage. We are in-network for these insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN medical
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program medical
  • Anthem Blue Cross of WI medical
  • Delta of MN
  • Delta of WI
  • HealthPartners
  • United Concordia Dental

During your consultation appointment, your surgeon will compile the information necessary to create an accurate estimate for the cost of your treatment. Our business team will help you obtain the maximum insurance coverage available from your provider.


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