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Wisdom Teeth

With IV Sedation

Wisdom Teeth 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 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, our team 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 we have 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 our team 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.

Day of Surgery

Wisdom Teeth Surgery Information

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, we will numb your mouth 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.

“The Story City Dental team is 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.”
Katie Fees
"Wonderful staff! So glad I didn’t have to go to Ames to have my wisdom teeth removed! Very professional!"
Dennise Fields
“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.“
Michael Standfest

We provide second opinions

Removal of Wisdom Teeth can be expensive, especially if you were referred to an Oral Surgeon and they are not a network provider for your dental insurance.  We provide the exact same service (surgery and level of sedation) at a much more affordable price.  Whether you have dental insurance, a Health Savings Account, or are looking for the most affordable option, for a small difference in cost you can receive the best care. 

If you have a copy of your Panoramic Xray image (Jpeg), basic demographic information and insurance information, click the ‘cost estimate’ button below and we can email you a quote.

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 Check out our specials we periodically run on wisdom tooth removal that are likely more affordable than any other option in the state.

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