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Wisdom Teeth Removal

It's recommended that wisdom teeth are removed early during the mid to late teen years to prevent future oral health complications from arising.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth and your oral health

For most patients, wisdom teeth are recommended for early removal as a way to preserve oral health by preventing the complications that are common with these molars.

Most people simply do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate 4 extra molars by the time wisdom teeth come in, which is usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Left untreated, wisdom teeth commonly cause infection, dental crowding, pain, cysts, and more for many patients. Treating the complications caused by wisdom teeth can be expensive and painful; many dental health professionals recommend their removal during the early to mid-teen years as a preventative measure.

Your dentist will be able to monitor your wisdom teeth as they develop and can refer to an oral surgeon for removal. X-rays or other diagnostic scans during your regular checkups with your dentist will help them determine the right time for referral.

Questions about wisdom teeth removal? Visit our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ page.

Dr. James Jerman is an experienced oral surgeon who can create a customized plan for your wisdom teeth removal procedure. Dr. Jerman and his experienced surgical and administrative team at Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery are dedicated to making every patient feel safe, comfortable, and informed throughout their treatment. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Jerman will perform an oral exam, review or order any X-rays and diagnostic scans, and discuss your options for anesthesia to create your ideal plan of treatment.

Why should wisdom teeth be removed early?

Oral health complications may be avoided by removing wisdom teeth early. In fact, most dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed before they are fully developed and erupt into the mouth. Since wisdom teeth commonly come in sometime during the age of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth are typically recommended for removal during the early to mid-teen years. Wisdom teeth that are removed before they have had the chance to completely develop are smaller, which tends to result in an easier procedure and healing period.

Dr. Jerman performs wisdom teeth removal at his practice in Kalispell, MT. He also offers a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments to patients of all ages. If you have been referred for wisdom teeth removal, or are interested in any other oral surgery treatments, contact us today.

Wisdom teeth removal cost

With custom-designed treatment plans and an uncompromising standard of care, Dr. Jerman and the entire Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery team are committed to providing an exceptional experience. We do what we can to provide these oral surgery services at a reasonable cost. Factors such as insurance coverage, number of wisdom teeth to be removed, anesthesia selection, and more will all determine the final cost of your wisdom teeth removal treatment.

You can contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Jerman. Once your treatment plan has been designed, we can provide you with an estimate of your final cost of treatment.

Investing in Your Oral Health

Wisdom teeth are recommended for early removal by many dental health professionals in order to prevent oral health complications, which are common with these molars. When wisdom teeth are left untreated in the mouth, complications can arise, including pain, infection, dental shifting, and more. Correcting these complications can end up being costly, time-consuming, and painful. In addition, younger patients who have their wisdom teeth removed tend to have a smoother procedure due to their age and the wisdom teeth being underdeveloped, leading to reduced post-surgical complications and a faster recovery.

Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery works with many insurance plans and accepts several forms of payment to help their patients receive the oral surgery services they need at a reasonable cost. Please read our Financial & Insurance Policy to learn more.

Dr. Jerman is an experienced oral surgeon who performs a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments at his practice in Kalispell, MT. He and the rest of the Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery care team are ready to welcome you to their practice and help you achieve improved oral health. If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jerman, please contact our practice today.

Wisdom teeth removal FAQ

What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

With regular checkups, your dentist will be able to keep an eye on your wisdom teeth as they grow and develop, and they can refer you to an oral surgeon for removal when the time is right. However, any discomfort, redness, or swelling in the back of the jaw may indicate infection or impaction. If you are experiencing any issues in between your regularly scheduled appointments with your dentist, please give them a call. They can bring you in for an appointment, evaluate your condition, and advise you on the next steps for treatment.

Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Some discomfort may be experienced after your surgical procedure. To keep you as comfortable as possible during your procedure, your oral surgeon will discuss anesthesia options with you during your consultation appointment. They will also discuss how you can manage any post-operative discomfort and may prescribe medication.

What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal?

The total cost of your wisdom teeth removal treatment will be determined during your consultation appointment. How many teeth will be removed, anesthesia selection, whether the teeth are impacted or not, and more will all factor into the final cost of treatment. You will receive an accurate estimate of cost after a consultation appointment with Dr. Jerman. Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery works with many insurance plans and accepts several forms of payment to help their patients receive the oral surgery services they need at a reasonable cost. Please read our Financial & Insurance Policy to learn more.

Does everyone need their wisdom teeth removed?

Most people are simply unable to fit 4 extra molars in their mouth. When you visit your dentist for regular checkups, they will keep an eye on the development, health, and position of your wisdom teeth with X-rays or other diagnostic scans. When your dentist has determined that it is an appropriate time for removal they can refer to an oral surgeon, such as Dr. Jerman.

Why do my wisdom teeth have to be removed by an oral surgeon?

Many dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed before they erupt into the mouth. Removing a tooth that is still below the gums is a more invasive procedure and benefits from the experience of an oral surgeon. An oral surgeon has received more education and training to be able to successfully perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth extraction. In addition, they are also qualified to administer anesthesia safely.

How long is the average recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

Most patients are able to return to work or school 2 to 4 days after they have their wisdom teeth removed.

What dietary restrictions must I follow, and for how long?

Most patients benefit from a soft diet for a few days following the removal of their wisdom teeth. You will be given pre- and post-operative instructions before your procedure to help you heal faster and reduce your risk of complications. Please follow all pre- and post-operative guidelines that your oral surgeon has provided to you. You can view our general pre- and post-operative instructions here.

Where can I have my wisdom teeth removed?

If you or your child has been referred for wisdom teeth removal, we encourage you to contact Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Jerman. He will meet with you, perform an oral evaluation, and design a treatment plan that is right for you.

Other questions?

Please contact Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery with any oral surgery-related questions you may have. We are happy to help you before, during, and after your treatment.