Wisdom teeth (third molars) typically erupt sometime during your late teens to early 20s. Because of their position, it’s common for wisdom teeth to become impacted and cause pain or swelling. Affordable wisdom teeth removal addresses the source of your tooth pain and prevents complications in your surrounding smile.
How can you tell whether or not you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? The only way to know for sure is to visit a dentist or oral surgeon that you trust and have them evaluate the scan or X-ray of your wisdom teeth. Because wisdom teeth tend to be impacted in the bone or submerged below the gum tissue, they are prone to creating cysts or pressure in your mouth. A routine wisdom tooth evaluation is important for every teen and young adult to keep their smile healthy.
What are wisdom teeth, you ask? They are the third and final set of permanent (adult) molars to form. The previous molars typically erupt sometime around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively. Because third molars erupt much later in life, they earn the nickname “wisdom teeth.” Unfortunately, their placement at the back of your mouth may mean they lack adequate space to erupt properly. When that’s the case, they tend to press into adjacent teeth or become lodged in the bone.
Side effects of infected, impacted, or partially erupted wisdom teeth typically include warning signs like:
Wisdom tooth symptoms often ebb and flow, causing occasional pain and swelling. If warning signs persist, it’s important to visit one of our oral surgeons or dentists for an exam.
Routine dental checkups allow our dentists to consistently monitor the growth of your third molars and intervene when necessary. But if you are between visits and experiencing symptoms of painful or impacted wisdom teeth, it’s best to schedule an exam at your earliest opportunity.
At Monarch Dental, we have a team of trained dentists and oral surgeons who work together to provide holistic, affordable wisdom teeth removal surgery in one convenient location. Our highly trained providers, and affordable financing plans, make it easier than ever to afford the dental care you need.
We want your patient experience to be as stress-free and comfortable as possible. When you choose Monarch Dental for your surgical tooth extraction, we take extra steps to ensure an efficient procedure and recovery.
At your initial appointment, one of our dentists or oral surgeons will examine your mouth and discuss any symptoms you’re experiencing, such as discomfort or swelling. We will also take a scan or X-ray to evaluate your wisdom teeth and their placement. If wisdom teeth extraction is recommended, we’ll discuss the overall treatment experience so that you know what to expect.
On the date of your oral surgery, we will gently numb the areas around each of your wisdom teeth. Most people prefer to have their wisdom teeth extraction completed under sedation, allowing them to relax or feel like they’re napping. Since some sedative medications can take a few hours to wear off, you will need to have a trusted individual accompany you to and from your appointment.
We will provide you with detailed home care instructions to ensure you know how to care for yourself after your oral surgery. Here are some important tips to keep in mind as you recover:
If you are experiencing complications after a wisdom tooth procedure, be sure to contact us immediately. Especially if you are still bleeding after 24 hours, having difficulty swallowing, experiencing severe pain, or have a suspected dry socket.
To ensure a timely recovery and minimal side effects, it’s important to follow your home care instructions as directed. Be sure to stick to a soft diet for at least 3-4 days after your oral surgery to limit irritation to your extraction sites. If medication is prescribed, take it as directed.
The cost of wisdom teeth extraction depends on how many teeth are being removed (most people have four) and the complexity of the procedure. If you require a surgical tooth extraction, we also recommend dental sedation. During your consultation at Monarch Dental, we’ll provide you with an itemized treatment plan outlining your wisdom teeth removal cost and adjunctive fees to consider. With our in-house savings plan and financing options, we make affordable wisdom teeth removal a reality.
Our zip code locator tool makes it easy to find a Monarch Dental office near you that accepts your insurance. We proudly accept most PPO and HMO dental policies, making it easier for you to access affordable wisdom teeth removal near you.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance coverage for wisdom teeth removal, you can save 20-40% on most treatments at Monarch Dental. Simply join our OneSmile Dental Plan and save on everything from oral surgery to routine dental care. You can also budget your procedures into affordable monthly installments, thanks to our convenient financing plans.
Contact Monarch Dental today to schedule your wisdom tooth exam. Our affordable oral surgery services for wisdom teeth removal deliver the peace of mind you’re looking for. Schedule your next visit with one of our experienced providers to learn more.