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Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

At Foothills Oral Surgery, we often recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, to prevent common and potential complications. Our highly skilled surgeons have observed that many patients lack sufficient space in their jaws for these teeth to properly emerge, which can lead to impaction, pain, infection, and possible damage to adjacent teeth. By choosing to have your wisdom teeth removed at one of our three locations, you're entrusting your care to to top tier board-certified oral surgeons dedicated to preserving your oral health and comfort.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extractions

  • Alleviates dental  pain and discomfort
  • Prevents and treats periodontal disease
  • Prevents damage to adjacent teeth
  • Reduces the risk of infection
  • Prevents and resolves misalignment of teeth
  • Prevents development of cysts and tumors of the jaw

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process

Our team makes every effort to ensure your procedure is comfortable and efficient.

Browse each step of our process by clicking through the tabs below!



Step One

Consultation and Planning

Your journey begins with a detailed consultation. Our surgeons will use advanced imaging techniques to assess the position of your wisdom teeth and plan the most effective extraction method.

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Step Two

Extraction Procedure

On the day of your surgery, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable by administering sedation. Our skilled oral surgeons will then gently remove the wisdom teeth, using precise techniques to minimize discomfort and promote quick recovery. The focus is on efficiency and comfort throughout the process.

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Step Three

Recovery and Follow Up

After the procedure, we’ll provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and support for a smooth recovery. Our team will monitor your healing progress through follow-up appointments to ensure a quick return to normalcy and optimal oral health.

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Before & Afters

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Have questions? We’ve got answers.

Am I a good candidate for wisdom tooth removal?

If you're experiencing pain, overcrowding, or have impacted wisdom teeth, you might be an ideal candidate for wisdom tooth removal. During your consultation at Foothills Oral Surgery, our team will evaluate your situation using the latest imaging technology to determine if extraction is the best solution for you.

What dental issues can wisdom teeth removal solve?

Wisdom teeth removal can address a range of dental issues. It can prevent damage to adjacent teeth, resolve overcrowding, reduce the risk of oral infections, and alleviate pain and discomfort caused by impaction. By removing these teeth, we can protect your oral health and prevent future complications.

What are post-op instructions for wisdom teeth extractions?

Following surgery, please follow our post-op guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery. This includes avoiding eating or drinking until the anesthesia wears off, applying ice to manage swelling, and taking prescribed medications for pain. Keep the surgical site clean with gentle rinsing after the first 24 hours and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.

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