Wisdom Teeth Removal | Austintown OH

Third Molar Extraction 

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.

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.

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Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Billy and Dr. Wagley 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. Billy and Dr. Wagley have the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications, etc.), 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, any appropriate prescriptions for pain medication, antibiotics, etc., and a follow-up appointment as required. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Austintown Phone Number 330-792-2501 or Boardman Phone Number 330-758-6757.

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

Mill Creek Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

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Courteous attentive staff every visit and Dr. Billy has an excellent bedside manner which makes you feel at ease. Dr. Billy has done extractions on myself and both my children and I highly recommend him and his team.

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Great Doc and staff! Thanks for the great care!

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Very happy with everything. Will definitely recommend to others.

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Very informative assistant was amazing!!!!!

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Quick easy very informative

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Dr. Billy made this a quick and easy process for us. I highly recommend him and his staff!

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Between myself and my children I've been here for several procedures. I've always had a positive experience.

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Wonderful office

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Everyone was great,

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The procedure was very quick and the staff was very professional. Dr. Billy did an excellent job.

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The expertise and professionalism of the office staff and Doctor made the procedure as painless as possible. Pretty good overall experience for getting teeth pulled.

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Everyone was very nice

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Office and staff was very professional. They took great care of my son during and after his procedure! I would recommend the office and Dr to anyone who needs specialized care.

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Good experience. Thank you

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Thank you for taking such good care of our son!

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