While most dental clinics offer simple tooth extractions, Story City Dental is proud to provide a variety of oral surgery services above and beyond simple extractions. Dr. Binkowski has more than seven years’ experience with surgical extractions of any tooth, including partial and fully impacted wisdom teeth and replacing non-restorable teeth with implants. First, since we offer these services in-house, we do not charge consultation fees to our patients of record. Second, because we are a general dentistry office, our fee schedule for surgical procedures is much more affordable.
Signs and symptoms leading to the need for oral surgery vary greatly. It usually revolves around but is not limited to needing teeth extracted that cannot be fixed, removal of wisdom teeth, removal of teeth for orthodontics, bone grafting or placement of implants. In some cases patients choose to remove teeth that could be saved with endodontics but may decide to have the tooth or teeth extracted due to financial reasons. Whatever has been troubling you, oral surgery may be the answer to your dental problem.
Your care and comfort are our utmost concerns at Story City Dental. As the only general dentist in the greater Story City area to offer IV sedation, Dr. Binkowski can help you overcome any fears, anxieties and pain that may keep you from getting the dental care you need. We’ll discuss different anesthesia options that can make your visits as comfortable as possible at your consultation and what to expect for your procedure.
*IV moderate, deep sedation or general anesthesia are available options to make you more comfortable during the procedure. Since we offer these services in-house, we don’t charge a consultation fee for non-patients of record (people looking to only have this done and go back to their dental home), and we provide services based on a general dentistry fee schedule, which helps dental insurance benefits have a greater impact on the reduction of out-of-pocket expenses. General anesthesia is provided by Story City Medical Center in an OR setting (not provided in office)
Your wisdom teeth typically come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and your dentist will monitor their growth and potential impact on the rest of your mouth through X-rays and examination. Story City Dental is proud to offer wisdom teeth removal with IV deep sedation in-house, the exact same sedation you’d find at an oral surgery office. If you or your kids are a patient of record at another dental office and have been referred to have wisdom teeth removed with or without IV sedation, we can provide you an estimate for extraction free of charge. Please send us a panoramic X-ray (in JPEG format) along with your insurance information so we can maximize your benefits (we are in-network with more insurances in the area), and we can even coordinate with your home office so they can see you post-operatively to make sure everything is healing normally.
Not all wisdom teeth require removal. We’ll monitor the progress of your wisdom teeth as they grow, and we’ll assess whether or not they present a long-term problem. Some reasons for wisdom tooth removal include:
As soon as you and Dr. Binkowski decide that wisdom teeth removal is your best option, he’ll set up a pre-op examination to discuss the procedure, any special needs you may require and your anesthesia options, including IV sedation. The surgery itself usually takes less than an hour. Types of impactions we provide surgical services for:
Most patients experience minimal pain after the procedure. Swelling generally peaks three days post-op and slowly diminishes in the week afterward, however, age and degree of impaction can play a role in how fast you heal. It may take your mouth a few weeks to heal completely. We will provide you with clear, easy instructions for caring for your mouth during this time to avoid post-op infections and for faster healing.
If you’ve been to another office and want a second opinion on removal of wisdom teeth for a teenager with or without IV anesthesia options, send us a panoramic xray and your insurance information and we can email back a quote that actually takes advantage of your dental insurance (check out all the insurance companies we are in network with).
“Best painless tooth extraction I have ever had! Very friendly staff! Definitely going back for all my dental needs! I had put off going to the dentist for quite a few years just cause of bad experiences with other dentist but now I can say I found a dentist that I am not afraid to go see!“
“The Dentist, hygienist and his staff are all excellent. I never liked dentists before this. He and his staff are excellent. They all understand patients who have trouble getting dental work done. Taylor has done a great job talking me through my cleanings. Today, I had my wisdom teeth removed and the nurse anesthetist did a great job of explaining everything step by step. I highly recommend them for anyone needing a dentist. They are all kind, compassionate and do excellent work.“
“Dr. Binkowksi and his team are amazing! I went in for multiple fillings and wisdom teeth extraction and everything went to so smoothly. I had to be awake for my procedure due to insurance coverage and they did everything they could to assure I was comfortable and pain free. Highly recommend this dentist office.”
"Wonderful staff! So glad I didn’t have to go to Ames to have my wisdom teeth removed! Very professional!"