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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Cincinnati, OH

xray showing impacted wisdom teeth

Oral and Facial Surgery Associates, LLC is a Cincinnati-based oral surgery practice providing wisdom teeth removal, and coronectomy (crown removal only). Call 513-791-0550 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

The third set of molars that erupts in teens and young adults can cause myriad problems if there is not enough space in the mouth to accommodate them. Known as wisdom teeth, these molars are prone to causing problems ranging from becoming stuck underneath the gums (impaction) to infection and causing problems with teeth alignment and bite. To prevent these and other problems, most people will have their wisdom teeth extracted by an experienced oral surgeon.

Wisdom teeth that have fully erupted, but are crowding the mouth will be removed, without the need for an incision. Removing partially or fully impacted wisdom teeth will require an incision in the gums to access the tooth and its root. In some cases, the tooth may need to be broken into smaller portions for complete removal.

Some patients may find that they are good candidates for a coronectomy instead of complete extraction. In a coronectomy, only the visible portion of the tooth is removed, leaving the tooth roots intact.

Why Choose Oral & Facial Surgery Associates, LLC?

Oral and Facial Surgery Associates, LLC has provided safe, successful wisdom teeth removal in Cincinnati for more than 35 years. Using the most advanced imaging available, in addition to state-of-the-art surgical tools, and newer techniques such as coronectomy, our expert oral surgeons prioritize patient comfort and outstanding outcomes from all oral surgeries.

As the preeminent oral surgery practice serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since the late 1980s, our team of Board-Certified oral surgeons, registered nurse, and surgical technicians continually seek out continuing education opportunities. For example, our surgeons complete the Office-Based Emergency Airway Management (OBEAM) certification course annually, and our surgical assistants are all credentialed by the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE), ensuring the highest stands in anesthesia assistance.

Why May Wisdom Teeth Extractions Be Necessary?

Patients only need to have their wisdom teeth removed if they are causing problems. Patients who have sufficient room in the mouth to accommodate the third molars will retain their wisdom teeth.  Extractions are only needed if:

  • The wisdom teeth are impacted (trapped beneath the gum)
  • The wisdom teeth only came partially through the gum 
  • The wisdom teeth are coming in at an angle
  • The wisdom teeth won’t fit in the upper or lower jaw
  • An infection has developed in the wisdom teeth or gums
  • The wisdom teeth are causing pain
  • The wisdom teeth will negatively impact tooth alignment and bite
  • The wisdom teeth are causing strain and damage to adjacent teeth

Frequently Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth Extractions

When do wisdom teeth come in?
For most people, the third molars come in during the late teens/early adulthood. Some may get their wisdom teeth earlier, and some may not get them until their late 20s.
What are the signs that wisdom teeth are coming in?
Signs patients experience include sore gums, bleeding gums, jaw stiffness, sensitivity in the back of the mouth, sinus problems, headaches, difficulty chewing, tooth decay, and infections.
How long is recovery from wisdom teeth removal?
Recovery depends on how many teeth were removed, and whether the wisdom teeth were impacted. On average, it takes 7-10 days for swelling to completely subside.
Can I finance my wisdom teeth removal?
Yes. At Oral and Facial Surgery Associates, LLC we accept third-party financing from CareCredit and Proceed Finance.
What can I eat after having my wisdom teeth removed?
For the first few days after your surgery, you should stick with soft foods. Scrambled eggs, smoothies, yogurt, soup, and other soft foods are best. Avoid spicy, hard, and crunchy foods for the first 48 hours, and chew slowly and carefully as you introduce harder foods.
Will I be awake while my wisdom teeth are being taken out?
If you have impacted wisdom teeth, you will likely be under general anesthesia. Removal of wisdom teeth that have already broken through the gum line may be performed under local anesthetic or I.V. anesthesia. With local and I.V. anesthesia you remain conscious.
Is wisdom teeth removal surgery safe?
Yes. It is important to note that all surgeries carry a degree of risk. However, wisdom teeth removal is a common and safe procedure when performed by experienced oral surgeons.
What happens if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed?
Failing to remove your wisdom teeth can cause serious oral health problems, including dental abscesses which put your overall health at significant risk. You may also experience teeth crowding, jaw pain, teeth drifting, and damage to your other teeth.

Schedule Wisdom Teeth Removal in Cincinnati

Oral and Facial Surgery Associates, LLC provides oral surgery to extract wisdom teeth at our state-of-the-art practice in Cincinnati. To schedule an appointment, call 513-791-0550.

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11655 Solzman Rd Cincinnati, OH 45249
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