Wisdom teeth are commonly associated with oral health complications if they are left untreated. That’s because most people don’t have enough room in the mouth for four more molars. If wisdom teeth are left to erupt in the mouth, issues such as impaction, overcrowding, dental shifting, infection, pain, cysts, and more can arise. Treating these complications can become very painful and expensive. However, if wisdom teeth are removed early enough, many oral health complications can be reduced or avoided entirely.
Wisdom teeth tend to erupt in the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. Many times, wisdom teeth are recommended for removal before this time, when the molars are smaller and not fully developed. This typically results in a less complicated procedure and a faster healing time.
Wondering about the right time for your child’s wisdom teeth to be removed? Check out our Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ to find out this answer and more.
Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants provides quality oral surgery care in an environment that is safe, sterile, and comfortable. Dr. Boynton is an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon and performs the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth removal. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boynton by calling our practice to learn about your child’s specific condition and how Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants is dedicated to your best result.
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Why should the third molars be removed early?
In general, people have four wisdom teeth — although it is not uncommon to have fewer. However, most people just do not have the space for these extra molars. Because of all the oral health complications that wisdom teeth are known to cause, most dental professionals recommend that wisdom teeth be removed early — before problems occur.
Wisdom teeth tend to come in between the ages of 17 and 25, so a typical age for removing these teeth is between the early and mid-teen years. Benefits of early wisdom teeth removal include
- Smoother procedure and recovery. Wisdom teeth that are removed during the early and mid-teen years tend to be smaller and less developed, which makes for easier removal and faster healing time. In addition, younger patients tend to heal faster due to their own body’s natural healing abilities.
- Prevent or reduce oral health complications. Removing wisdom teeth before they erupt from the gums decreases the chance of significant oral health issues — or avoids them entirely. This saves time, money, and discomfort in the long run.
Dr. Boynton is an expert when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. As a skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he is highly trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures as well as the safe administration of anesthesia, including IV sedation. This ensures you or child receive the best care and the most comfortable experience. If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Sonoma, CA, contact our office and schedule a consultation. We look forward to caring for you and your loved ones at Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in Sonoma, CA
Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants aims to provide the very best oral surgery experience and outcomes for every patient. The cost of your wisdom teeth removal treatment will be as individual as you are. Common factors that are considered into overall cost include how many teeth will be removed, the depth of impaction, the type of anesthetic chosen, and insurance coverage.
We strive to provide quality oral and maxillofacial surgery care at a reasonable cost to our patients. We work with several insurance plans and accept many forms of payment to assist in the cost of treatment. Visit our Financial & Insurance Options page to learn more or call our office.
A consultation appointment with Dr. Boynton in our Sonoma, CA, office is the best way to gain the most accurate estimate of your unique treatment plan.
Investing in Your Oral Health
Left untreated, wisdom teeth are notorious for causing a host of complications that can affect your oral health, such as impaction, dental crowding and shifting, pain, infection, and more. Treating these complications can become very costly and painful. Most dental health professionals recommend removing wisdom teeth early to help patients protect their oral health and avoid these complications.
In general, wisdom teeth are recommended for removal sometime in the early to mid-teen years — before they have fully developed and grown into the mouth. In addition, younger patients tend to experience an easier recovery, helping patients and caregivers to get back to their normal activities, school, and work sooner.
If you or your child has been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, please call Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Sonoma, CA. A member of our friendly care team will schedule a consultation with Dr. Boynton, who will design the ideal treatment plan. We accept several payment options and work with many insurance plans to ensure our patients can receive the best in oral health care at a reasonable cost. We look forward to achieving your oral health goals at Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants.