Wisdom Teeth Extractions: What to Expect

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to erupt during the late teenage years or early adulthood. While some individuals may have enough space in their mouths to accommodate these additional teeth, many people experience complications due to the lack of space. This often leads to the need for wisdom teeth extractions.

At Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in wisdom teeth extractions, providing patients in San Diego, CA, with exceptional care and optimal results. If you’re facing the prospect of wisdom teeth removal, rest assured that our experienced team is here to guide you through the process and ensure your comfort throughout. 

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What are Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

Wisdom teeth extractions involve the surgical removal of one or more of the third molars. These teeth are located at the back of the mouth and are the last to erupt. Due to the limited space in the jaw, wisdom teeth often emerge misaligned, impacted, or partially erupted, which can lead to various oral health problems.

During your initial consultation, our skilled oral surgeons will carefully examine your mouth and assess the position and condition of your wisdom teeth using advanced imaging technology. Based on this evaluation, a recommended treatment plan will be provided, tailored to your specific needs. 

What to Expect at Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

At our practice, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We understand that the thought of oral surgery can be daunting, which is why every measure is taken to ensure your experience is as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

When you visit Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for your wisdom teeth extraction, the procedure will be fully explained, including the anesthesia options available to keep you relaxed and pain-free. Our team will address any concerns or questions you may have to alleviate any apprehension.

During the extraction procedure, precise incisions will be made and the wisdom teeth will be gently removed. If necessary, a bone graft may also be performed to facilitate proper healing and preserve the integrity of the jawbone. Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and tools to optimize accuracy, minimize discomfort, and promote efficient healing.

After the surgery, you will be provided with detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and address any concerns or questions that may arise during the healing process. 


Choose Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Your Wisdom Teeth Extractions

At Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and optimal outcomes for wisdom teeth extractions. With our expertise, state-of-the-art facility, and personalized patient care, you can trust that your oral health is in the best hands.

If you’re in San Diego, CA, or the surrounding areas and are in need of wisdom teeth extractions, contact Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to assisting you in achieving a healthier and more comfortable smile. 

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Dr. James H. MacDowell, DDS

Oral Surgeon

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Our practice is conveniently located in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Whether you are a local resident or visiting from out of town, we are easily accessible, ensuring that your oral surgical needs are met with convenience and ease.

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Your oral health is our top priority. Schedule a consultation with Dr. James MacDowell at Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today and experience the highest level of oral surgical care in San Diego, CA. Together, we can elevate  your smile and transform your life.