Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Some wisdom teeth erupt without problems. But others can cause pain and swelling due to crowding and insufficient jaw space.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively simple surgical procedure that can eliminate discomfort and lower your risk of oral health concerns.
Why should you undergo wisdom tooth extraction at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, FL?
Superior Surgical Care for Safe, Convenient Treatment
Relief from Your Symptoms
Problematic wisdom teeth can cause painful inflammation in the jaw and increase your risk of gum disease, sinus issues, cavities, and damage to surrounding teeth. Removing these molars can not only alleviate discomfort, but can minimize the need for more costly restorative treatments in the future.
Prioritizing Your Comfort
Our practice goes above and beyond to make your surgery as comfortable as possible. The whole team is trained to safely administer intravenous (IV) sedation, which can be easily adjusted throughout treatment based on your unique needs.
What happens during wisdom teeth removal?
"I highly recommend getting treatment at this office."
So impressed by Dr. Edwards and his amazing staff! Friday 2/14/20, I got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed and everything went so smooth. From the consultation to surgery I have had a great experience.View On Google
I went to their office for extractions of my wisdom teeth, the office staff is amazing here. They always greet you with a smile and treat you like you are part of the family there. I highly recommend getting treatment at this office. My surgery was quick and painlessView On Google
Get the Relief You Need
Thanks to gentle techniques, sedation, and the expertise of Dr. Jason Edwards, wisdom tooth removal is not a painful procedure - instead, it's a crucial first step in achieving relief and protecting the health of your smile. Whether you are interested in exploring the possibility of having your child's wisdom teeth removed as a preventive measure, or are currently experiencing pain or other symptoms of a wisdom tooth-related issue, you can expect a comfortable and beneficial resolution under our care.
Dr. Edwards and his team serving Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes understand how unpleasant wisdom tooth complications can be. They will do everything they can to schedule your visit with us as soon as possible. To book your exam, please send us a message online or call us today at:
I'm Still Worried The Wisdom Tooth Procedure Will Hurt
The extraction of a tooth is meant to provide relief from your symptoms. It should never cause more pain.
At the start of your visit, we provide local anesthetic to completely numb the area and sedatives to help you feel relaxed during the procedure. While you are recovering, you can also minimize discomfort by following our post-operative instructions and taking over-the-counter pain medication. Most patients are free of any discomfort within 10 days after surgery.
How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom Tooth Removal Candidacy
Erupting wisdom teeth can cause swelling, redness, and pain in the gums and surrounding tissue. Because erupting teeth are hard to keep clean, your risk of gum disease is also increased.
CavitiesYour wisdom teeth, or third molars, are hard to reach with simple brushing and flossing techniques. This leaves them susceptible to plaque buildup, which can cause cavities.
Your upper wisdom teeth can push up against your sinuses. If you have sinus pressure, frequent headaches, or chronic congestion, you might be due for wisdom tooth extraction.
If you do not have enough room in your jaw to accommodate your third molars, your teeth could grow at an angle. A wisdom tooth can push molars and other teeth out of place and result in misalignment.
Let’s take a closer look at what can happen when third molars are not extracted...
Wisdom Tooth Removal from Start to Finish
Wisdom tooth extraction is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home on the same day as your treatment. Here is what you can generally expect:
What can I expect after surgery?
Wisdom Teeth Removal Can Provide Physical and Emotional Relief
The best thing about wisdom tooth removal is that you only have to do it once. After your wisdom teeth are extracted, you can enjoy relief from discomfort and other symptoms caused by problematic wisdom teeth.
As with any surgery, wisdom tooth removal does carry some risks. We may give you antibiotics to reduce your risk of infection, but you should contact our office if you experience symptoms such as:
- Pain lasting longer than a few days
- Swelling that gets worse with time
- Excessive bleeding
- Numbness in the treatment area
- Pain or bleeding when blowing your nose
- A persistent bad taste
Following a surgical procedure, every patient of our Tampa, FL, practice is given Dr. Edwards’s cell phone number. We encourage you to call him or our surgical team immediately if you notice any concerning symptoms.
"Feeling excellent post-op. Thank you!"
Excellent experience. Attentive staff. Top notch doctors. In one go, doctor Arina took out 4 wisdom teeth and another molar + bone graft for future implant. In and out in 2 hours. Feeling excellent post-op. Thank you!View On Google
I had a procedure today to extract my wisdom teeth and everything went PERFECT! The staff was so friendly and made sure I was comfortable for the procedure. If anyone is looking to get a dental procedure done there I HIGHLY recommend!
Take Comfort in Our Care
Dental phobia is a very real problem and some patients are more sensitive to dental treatment than others. For this reason, we gladly offer intravenous sedation to patients who feel uncomfortable about receiving the treatment they need. In fact, if there is anything at all that we can do to make you feel more comfortable as we address your oral health needs, please ask!
We invite you to take action before issues such as pain and impacted teeth become worse. To book your wisdom teeth removal consultation with oral surgeon Dr. Jason Edwards, please send us a message online or give us a call today at:
What does a normal recovery look like?
Complete Your Recovery Within Two Weeks
Our office will give you a complete list of post-operative instructions, which will guide you through what to expect during your recovery. Although the length and details of recovery vary from patient to patient, you can generally expect:
How will I pay for wisdom tooth removal?
We Accept Several Insurance Plans and Financing for Out-of-Pocket Costs
Most insurance plans partially or fully cover the removal of a tooth. If you are still concerned about cost or do not have insurance, do not let that get in the way of receiving the treatment you need.
Choosing to extract a tooth that is causing oral health issues can save you money on future treatments needed to repair or replace damaged teeth, making it a great investment in your long-term oral health. For example, if impaction damages a neighboring tooth in a way that cannot be repaired through restorative treatments, a dental implant and a replacement tooth may be necessary. Although this is a durable and highly functional solution, a dental implant is far more expensive than wisdom tooth extraction. Meanwhile, preservation of natural tissue is always preferable to implants. Dr. Edwards and our team serving Tampa, Valrico, and Land O Lakes can accommodate virtually any budget by staging your treatment or helping you explore various financing options, which include:
How many people really need wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is a Common Procedure
Hear from Patients Who Have Gained Relief
"Absolutely wonderful care. Dr. Edwards and his team are fantastic, compassionate and I will never use any other oral surgeon. One of my wisdom teeth had broken in half, so when I went their office they actually scheduled my surgery the same day and relieved me of my pain." Leo I.