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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery

Restorative Dentistry

Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL

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

Why Choose Dental Arts of Florida for Wisdom Teeth ?

Specialists in Same Location. Weekend surgeries available
Multiple payment options. Accepts most PPO insurance plans
Patient-Focused 
and Dedicated to
the Community
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Florida

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Did You Know?

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.

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.

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Our Process

Before Surgery:

For the procedure, we prefer oral sedation. It is an important consideration for both patients and our clinic. There are a few reasons why oral sedation is important for this particular procedure. By using oral sedation, the patient can be more comfortable during the procedure, reducing any anticipated stress or anxiety. Second, wisdom teeth are often located in difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth. This can make the extraction process more difficult and time-consuming. By using oral sedation, the dentist can more easily access the wisdom teeth and extract them more quickly.

With sedation and general anesthesia, patients are very relaxed or asleep 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Experience treating complex cases
Weekend 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 a approved credit
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Get To Know Your Doctor

Fred Tepedino, DMD

Specializes in 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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