Wisdom Teeth Removal

For Safe Removal

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 sedation in-house. If you are a patient of record at another dental office and are in need of wisdom tooth removal 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 that they can see you post-operatively to make sure everything is healing normally.

Dental hygienist reviewing x-ray with patient

When do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

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:

  • Infection of the tissue surrounding a partially erupted wisdom tooth
  • Coming in at the wrong angle (pressing against your other teeth)
  • Inadequate space in your mouth for an extra set of molars
  • Cavities or gum disease

What can I expect at Story City Dental?

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:

  • Simple extractions
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Soft tissue impactions
  • Part boney impactions
  • Full boney impactions

How long will it take to recover?

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.

Have questions?

Make an appointment or contact us for more information!