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.
What happens if I wait till my adult years to have my wisdom teeth removed?
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.
When should my wisdom teeth be removed?
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.
What does it mean if a wisdom tooth is “impacted”?
This means the teeth are underneath the tissue or within the bone and are not likely to fully come through.
Does everyone have 4 wisdom teeth?
No, most people have four, but we have removed as many as seven!
What type of cases do you do?
- Tissue Impacted
- Bone Impacted
Am I awake? (if I choose IV sedation)
Patients fall in a deeply sedated state where they feel nothing, hear nothing, and remember nothing.
Who does the anesthesia—is it safe?
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.
How long does the procedure take?
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.
We provide second opinions
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.