Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

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. With the added benefit of a medical provider monitoring and controlling the sedation for patient safety and comfort, Dr. B can focus on the surgery.

 

We have found that adults that need wisdom teeth removed over the age of 28 tend to have a higher incidence of post op pain, infection, and take longer to heal. This is why we advocate removal at younger age.

We advocate removal of wisdom teeth after root formation start, which can range in age from 14-21. Our typical patient ages for this procedure are 15-26 years old.

This means the teeth are underneath the tissue or within the bone and are not likely to fully come through.

No, most people have four, but Dr. B has removed as many as seven!

  1. Simple
  2. Surgical
  3. Tissue Impacted
  4. Bone Impacted

Patients fall in a deeply sedated state where they feel nothing, hear nothing, and remember nothing.

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist , with great experience will administer all the anesthesia and constantly monitors the patient at all times. This allows Dr. Binkowski to solely focus on the surgery—just like you would find in an operating room at a hospital.

All appointments are 60 min, but actual time varies depending on degree of impaction. From the patient’s perspective, it will seem like just a few minutes have passed—as you fall asleep, wake up, and everything is done.

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Wisdom Teeth Surgery Information

Day of Surgery

One of our skilled dental assistants will take you back to one of our treatment rooms where you will meet the CRNA. The CRNA will get your hand or arm numb and start and IV. Through the IV the CRNA will administer the medications that will cause you to essentially fall asleep. Once you are asleep, Dr. B will get your mouth numb and gently remove your wisdom teeth. Once the surgery is completed, patients tend to wake up within 5-10min with no pain or memory of the procedure.

 

 

If you’ve been to another office and want a second opinion on removal of wisdom teeth fora a teenager with or without IV anesthesia options, send us a panoramic x ray (in JPEG format) and your insurance information and we can email back a quote that actually takes advantage of your dental insurance. Check out all of the insurance companies we are in networks with.

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