The thing about wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, is that the modern human jaw is often not large enough to accommodate them — so there is a very high rate of the wisdom teeth causing unwanted oral health complications such as impaction, swelling, pain, infections and/or tooth crowding issues. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth, and they are the last set of adult teeth to emerge, typically erupting during a person’s teenage years or early twenties. Most dental professionals recommend the wisdom teeth be treated and removed before they begin to cause complications. In addition, removal of wisdom teeth is generally easier for younger patients who tend to have fewer complex extractions and faster recovery times. At our trusted North Conway, NH, practice, we use the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure patients of all ages experience their extractions in comfort with the least amount of post-surgical downtime possible.
Learn more, including the right time to have your child’s wisdom teeth removed, by checking out our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ.
Wisdom teeth can begin developing under the gums in patients as young as 10–12 years old. Wisdom teeth that appear to be growing in properly can sometimes change course and start to cause problems, so regular dental checkups are very important to head off wisdom teeth-related oral health conditions. Because wisdom teeth extraction can be more involved than a standard tooth extraction, when it’s time for the wisdom teeth to be removed, your dentist will refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In addition to many years of training in the surgical techniques for wisdom teeth extraction, oral surgeons are specifically trained to administer the type of IV sedation typically given to ensure that patients are comfortable during extraction. Dr. Williams of White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center is an expert at safe and comfortable wisdom teeth removal right in the comfort of our North Conway, NH, practice. We encourage you to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Williams where your questions and concerns can be addressed.
Are you nervous about your or your child’s wisdom teeth removal? Our wisdom teeth patients have shared their experiences to help you feel more at ease. Check out their personal stories.
Why should the third molars be removed early?
Removal of third molars is recommended in the early to mid-teen years, before these molars are fully developed and have a chance to cause associated oral health complications.
There are many benefits to having your molars removed early:
- An easier surgery and recovery. Third molars are smaller at earlier stages of development. Because of this, early removal often leads to a less invasive procedure and a faster healing time. Our patients often tell us how easy their wisdom teeth extraction was.
- Prevention of oral health problems. Early removal of the third molars can prevent oral health problems before they occur, saving time, money, and discomfort later.
Dr. Williams and his clinical team are experts at wisdom teeth extraction, including the anesthesia required for the most comfortable extraction procedure possible. You or your child will be constantly monitored by our team during your procedure and treated like family every step of the way. If you are interested in learning more about wisdom teeth removal at our welcoming North Conway, NH, practice, check out our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ, contact us with your questions, or go ahead and schedule a consultation appointment with our trusted oral surgeon. We look forward to caring for you and yours at White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in North Conway, NH
During your or your child’s consultation appointment at White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center, an oral exam and diagnostic images will be used to create a thorough surgical plan for the extraction. During this appointment, you will also be provided with an estimate of the cost of the procedure. This cost will depend on how many teeth will be extracted, the type of anesthesia chosen, and if the wisdom teeth are impacted. Your insurance coverage will also factor into the cost of treatment. We accept several types of insurance and have multiple payment options for your convenience, including CareCredit®.
If you or your child are looking for a trusted oral surgery practice to perform a wisdom tooth extraction, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams. At White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center, we provide the high quality, safe, oral surgery care at competitive prices for the North Conway, NH, area.
Investing in the Future of Your Oral Health
Untreated wisdom teeth can cause complications that may require orthodontic or more complex surgical treatments to correct later. Most dental professionals recommend early extraction of wisdom teeth to avoid the painful and costly oral health problems associated with wisdom teeth.
Early extraction of wisdom teeth is cost-effective for several reasons, including
- No costly and painful future dental treatment needed to deal with problem wisdom teeth. Impaction, dental shifting, oral infections, gum disease, and damage or crowding of nearby teeth, can all be results of untreated wisdom teeth. Avoid oral health issues before they arise by taking a proactive approach to the wisdom teeth.
- Easier surgery/faster recovery. Young people often recover quickly from surgery to remove wisdom teeth because their wisdom teeth are less developed and therefore easier to remove. The faster the recovery, the less time away from work or school.
We want wisdom teeth removal to be accessible for our patients, so we make payment affordable and convenient. We accept several insurance plans and payment methods, including financing with CareCredit. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Your satisfaction is one of our top priorities at White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center.
If you’re still uncertain about investing in wisdom teeth extraction before associated oral health problems arise, check out the stories from some of our North Conway, NH, wisdom teeth patients.