Wisdom Teeth Removal
Prevent Impaction and Protect Your Oral Health
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final set of teeth to grow into the mouth. Although some wisdom teeth grow in without causing any issues, it is common for these last molars to present with issues. Wisdom teeth have a tendency to grow sideways, become impacted, and cause oral health complications.
Though wisdom teeth generally emerge from the gums during early adulthood, they can start developing beneath the gums as early as age 11 or 12. It’s recommended that wisdom teeth are extracted to prevent future problems from arising.
Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth
Dental checkups are key to detecting the growth of wisdom teeth, and dentists generally refer patients to an oral surgeon when it’s time to have these teeth removed. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to get your wisdom teeth taken out:
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Jaw pain
- Red or swollen gums
- Ongoing bad breath
- Pain or difficulty when opening the mouth
- Seeing a wisdom tooth poking up through the gums
Top 3 Benefits of Removing Wisdom Teeth
- Prevent damage to nearby teeth
- Prevent or treat impaction
- Prevent dental shifting
The Process of Extracting Wisdom Teeth
During your first visit, we will take 3D CBCT scans of your teeth and mouth to get a clear understanding of the location and development of your wisdom teeth. Patients typically undergo general anesthesia during the extraction procedure.
After the anesthesia has been administered, your oral surgeon will lift the gum tissue to expose the wisdom teeth. Some teeth can simply be removed with forceps, while others may need to be broken into smaller pieces first. Any incisions will be stitched closed, and you will rest in our comfortable recovery area until the anesthesia wears off. Your designated driver will take you home.
After wisdom teeth are removed, you have the option to have them stored in a secure laboratory for future use in regenerative medicine. Amarillo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants is a certified Stemodontics® provider. We are happy to discuss your options for stem cell banking during your first appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost and Other Questions
The cost of having wisdom teeth removed varies depending on the number of teeth, details of your insurance, and the type of anesthesia. Dr. Graves, Dr. Wilkinson, and Dr. Gonzalez Aguilar have been trained to safely administer all types of anesthesia.
Hear From Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients
Ashley Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"It’s very friendly here. It’s a very, like, happy environment. I love the staff here. They’re all very, very nice. They explain everything to you very thoroughly. The doctors here are very calming, and they make sure that you know everything that’s going on. Dr. Graves walked through everything with me, told me everything was going to be OK, was right there by my side the whole time whenever I fell asleep and when I woke up, so it was perfect. They got me in and out very quickly, and it was a great recovery. To all my friends in Amarillo and in Canyon, I would absolutely recommend Amarillo Oral Surgery."
Devin Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"It’s not your standard doctor’s office. It’s so much more. The staff especially, they put my mind at ease. They talked me through the entire procedure. When I first met Dr. Graves, he was very professional, answered any questions I might have had. My experience here was great: came in, got the surgery, was out by 9 o’clock, and on with my life. The recovery time was quick and easy. On a scale of one to five stars, I would give Dr. Graves five stars."
Lori Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"The doctors and the staff here make you feel like family. I feel super comfortable bringing my kids here. My thoughts on Dr. Graves is he’s a really amazing guy, very giving and very kind. With having this procedure done, my daughter is going to have an amazing smile. My overall experience at Amarillo Oral Surgery was amazing. If you live in Bishop Hills or Tanglewood, I would highly recommend Amarillo Oral Surgery. "
Debbie Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"I found out from my dentist that I had some wisdom teeth that needed to be cut out. I met Dr. Graves first, and I came in, and he extracted my four wisdom teeth. I was very nervous because I have a phobia of being at the dentist. Since my experience with Dr. Graves and Dr. Wilkinson, I have no longer even needed medication to get my teeth cleaned. I need at least about, I know, eight implants, and I am just very comfortable knowing that Dr. Wilkinson or Dr. Graves are going to take good care of me and that I have nothing to worry about. I can walk in with confidence."
Kenadee Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal ProcedureWatch Review
"I came here to get my wisdom teeth out. When I came in here, I was kind of nervous, but Dr. Graves said that everything was going to be okay, so that made me a feel a lot better. When I went back there, they gave me my anesthesia, and then they took me to the recovery room, and it was like the whole thing was over already, like in a split second. When I first thought about getting my wisdom teeth out, I thought it was going to be scary and hurt a lot. Afterwards, it was just like I got a couple teeth pulled. I would recommend Dr. Graves because he’s really nice and funny, and he just made everything a lot easier."
Other Questions? We’re Here to Help
If you have questions about a procedure, financing, or anything else, please reach out to us at any time. Our team is here to help, and we look forward to caring for you and your loved ones.