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Wisdom Teeth Removal Augusta GA

Wisdom Tooth Services in Augusta

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

Find Relief From Your Wisdom Teeth Problems

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Oral Examination Augusta

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. D’Arco can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. D’Arco has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Augusta

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Dr. Samuel C. D’Arco, DDS Phone Number 706-228-3100.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

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Augusta Oral Surgery Specialists, PC

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr.D’Arco was so pleasant. When I came in to my visit from the front office I was treated so well. I appreciate the insurance specialist telling me just how much I had to pay. The day I came into surgery I was so scared. The anesthesia physician was so nice. I am a week post op and I feel great. No pain. I would recommend to anyone.

- Meandra M

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We were super impressed with Dearco and the staff. My daughter had wisdom teeth removed and for a scared and anxious mom they made everything so comfortable for me but also for my daughter. They were efficient in calling me back over the weekend when I was worried about her. I’m here now again with my middle daughter and about to have hers removed. We love this place and would recommend him to anyone!

- Brandi G

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

My son had to has his wisdom teeth out very early, Dr. Darco took great care of him. I was at ease and everything went amazing. Staff is very thorough and helpful. The post op call from office, made me realize how much they really care!! 10 gold stars

- Jennifer M

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