Wisdom Teeth Dental Services Jacksonville Florida

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery

At Dental Arts of Florida, our team of caring dental professionals understands that dentistry and oral surgery can be frightening. To make sure those feelings do not keep you from receiving the best possible care, we offer a range of sedation and relaxation wisdom tooth extraction surgery options for our patients

Wisdom Teeth Extractions Florida Dental Sedation Services Jacksonville FL
  • Expert Care

    All of our surgeons are experienced in performing complex wisdom tooth extractions. Our goal is to provide a wide array of options at the highest level of quality with the utmost compassion.

  • Oral Sedation

    Oral sedation helps provide our patients with a comfortable and still conscious state. This is performed by administering medication orally (no IV needed). This is the most popular sedation option and works very well in most cases so that patients have no problem receiving the care they need.

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

    In order to provide our wisdom teeth extraction patients with the highest quality of care and the fastest, least uncomfortable recovery we offer platelet-rich plasma. This involves extracting a small amount of our patient's blood and a machine separating growth factors and platelets to pack the extraction socket. This virtually eliminates dry sockets and dramatically accelerates the patient's healing.


  • Wisdom teeth start developing during the teenage years, but don’t fully develop and implant into the bone until the twenties.
  • The older you are, the higher the potential for complications.
  • Nervous about treatment? Don’t be! Dental Arts’ Specialists offer IV sedation to put your fears at ease.

Wisdom tooth extractions are common dental procedures performed by dentists all over the country. The surgery can save patients from severe tooth pain and serious infections that pose a significant risk to their health. If you are expecting to undergo wisdom tooth extractions, educating yourself on the procedure should help ease any anxiety.

Before Surgery: For the procedure, you will be given anesthesia. There are three types of anesthesia, and the decision of which one to use will be made by the participating dentists. If they choose local anesthesia, you will be given multiple shots in the areas surrounding the teeth being removed. Before administering the shots, your dentist will rub a numbing agent on the area to reduce any pain. With this type of wisdom tooth extractions surgery, you will be awake during the procedure but should feel little to no pain.

With sedation and general anesthesia, patients aren't conscious during the procedure, which is the main difference from simply receiving local anesthesia. Most patients will have little to no memory of the procedure. It is important to discuss any health issues with the doctor before undergoing any sedation. The doctor will help you decide which option is best suited for you before any wisdom tooth extractions are performed.

During the Procedure: The surgery will remain the same whether it's a dentist or an oral surgeon performing it. It starts with an incision in the gum tissue, which exposes the tooth that needs to be extracted if it is still impacted. If there is any bone blocking the tooth root, it will be removed. Then the tooth is divided into pieces to make it easier to extract. After the tooth is removed, the site is cleaned thoroughly and stitched up (if necessary). Gauze is then placed over the extraction site to help control any bleeding.

After Surgery: After the surgery is over, recovery begins. Some bleeding, swelling and pain is expected and should be monitored closely. The mouth is full of bacteria and is prone to infections. Keeping the wound clean and closed is vital in recovery.

If you find yourself anxious before your wisdom tooth extractions surgery, take the time to ask your dentist any questions you may have. They are professionals, and while the surgery isn't much fun, they don't want you to come away from the procedure with a poor experience.

Wisdom Teeth FAQ

Do I really Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Although not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, it’s necessary for most individuals. Their wisdom teeth may remain buried in their gums (impacted) if not removed.

Wisdom teeth that emerge often crowd or damage nearby teeth. Other complications include cysts, gum disease, infection, or pain.

What Happens if You Never Get Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled Out?

If your wisdom teeth aren’t causing a problem, then it’s okay to leave them in. Impacted wisdom teeth should be pulled because they can shift in ways that impair your ability to open and close your jaw.

Wisdom teeth are hard to keep clean. Bacteria grows on them, putting you at risk for tooth decay.

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Our distant ancestors ate hard and rough foods like seeds, nuts, and roots. Their diet made their teeth wear out quicker, so they needed all 32 teeth.

They also needed their wisdom teeth because they didn’t have toothbrushes or floss and their teeth decayed. They had larger jaws than modern humans, leaving adequate room for wisdom teeth.

What is The Oldest Age You Can Get Wisdom Teeth?

The wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually appear during the late teens and early twenties. Wisdom teeth can appear earlier for some people, later for others, and a few individuals don’t have them at all.

The jawbones shrink in people who have had teeth removed. One or more wisdom teeth eventually become visible, and people often erroneously think the teeth are growing as they get older.

Can Wisdom Teeth Come at 30?

Wisdom teeth have emerged in most people by the time they’re 21. They can continue to appear until individuals are 30 years old but are more often impacted by then.

The upper wisdom teeth appear before the lower ones for most people. Generally, men get their wisdom teeth earlier than women do.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost

Fees for removing wisdom teeth range from around $75 to $250 per tooth or more if the extraction is complicated. The cost of removing an impacted tooth averages $200 – $600, with additional expense if you require general anesthesia.

Other costs include an examination fee, X-rays, local anesthesia, medication, and after-care. Your dental insurance may pay part or all the cost.

Why Choose Dental Arts?

Uncompromising Dedication to Our Patients

  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon on staff
  • Experience treating complex cases
  • Weekend and evening surgery appointments
  • All treatment in one location

Affordable Options

  • Most PPO insurance accepted
  • Care Credit accepted
  • No interest financing up to 12 months*
  • Extended payment options*
  • * with approved credit

Patient Success Stories

  • My visit was very convenient since it was on a Sunday. The staff is professional, courteous and very efficient. Dr. Tepedino has the manners of a saint. His level of skill for my treatment allowed quick healing and hardly any pain. The service fee was fair. I have referred Dental Arts of Florida to all of my colleagues.

    –Countess M., Patient Since 2014

  • I have been going to Dental Arts located on Gate Parkway for over 2 years and it has always been a wonderful experience. My husband, who HATES going to the dentist went here and had his first good experience. He won't go anywhere else. I was going to a different dentist at the time, who was good but decided to switch to Dental Arts since my husband liked them so well. I realized why my husband wouldn't go anywhere else. They are extremely personable, professional and do a great job.

    –Sherry D.


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Fred Tepedino, DMD

General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Fred Tepedino comes from a long line of dentists spanning four generations. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and graduated with Honors in Periodontology. Always furthering his education and abilities, Dr. Tepedino continued his surgical training to achieve a Fellowship with The International Dental Implant Association and training in Advanced Alveolar Reconstruction. Taking the time to listen to his patients and hear their perspective on their oral health and dental needs, Dr. Tepedino establishes trust and rapport with them. Ever a perfectionist, Dr. Tepedino provides a high level of care and skill that truly set his practice apart.

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