Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most of us don’t have enough room in our jaws for our wisdom teeth, so extraction becomes necessary.
At Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry in Amarillo, TX, our dentists perform wisdom teeth removal for teens and adults.
If someone in your family is in need of wisdom tooth removal, schedule a consultation at our high-tech office today...
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Removing the wisdom teeth is often the best course of action. At our dental practice in Amarillo, TX, Drs. Tyler Pendergrass and Eric Wilkie use advanced imaging technology and effective anesthesia to perform precise, comfortable wisdom tooth removal.
Many patients are nervous about wisdom teeth removal, but it's a very common, straightforward procedure. Most wisdom teeth surgeries are completed in less than an hour and modern dental anesthesia ensures that you won't feel any discomfort. Plus, recovery is usually complete within two weeks.
Request a Consultation
If it's time for you or your teenager to have wisdom teeth removed, contact Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry in Amarillo, TX, today to schedule a consultation.
During your consultation, our doctors will take detailed scans of your bite to determine if wisdom teeth removal really is necessary. If it is, we can schedule your wisdom tooth surgery as soon as possible.
To request a consultation, contact us online or call our office.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal Step-by-Step
Wisdom tooth removal is a very straightforward procedure. Most surgeries can be completed in our Amarillo office in less than an hour.
Wisdom Teeth Recovery
When it comes to wisdom teeth removal, many patients are most concerned about the recovery process. When you choose our practice in Amarillo, our doctors will provide clear recovery instructions and set you up for success so that you can return to business as usual as soon as possible.
For the first few days after surgery, you will likely experience some swelling around your face. You should apply ice packs periodically to manage discomfort and keep the swelling down. During this time, you should also limit your diet to soft foods and liquids.
We can provide you with a prescription for oral pain medication, but over-the-counter painkillers are often sufficient after the first day or so.
For a few weeks, you will need to be cognizant of keeping food and other debris out of your empty tooth sockets. We will show you how to clean the sockets so that you don't develop an infection.
While the recovery process can cause some inconvenience for a few weeks, the benefits of the surgery far outweigh the costs. You may be sore for a few days, but that's better than potentially losing your teeth in the future!
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Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
The cost of wisdom tooth removal varies from patient to patient, mostly based on how many teeth need to be removed. We will be upfront about the cost of care, so you won't receive any unpleasant surprises after your surgery.
Most dental insurance plans will cover wisdom teeth removal. Our team includes insurance experts who can help you review your policy and file your claims so that you maximize your available benefits.
If you don't have dental insurance, we can help you take advantage of financing through CareCredit®.
Wisdom Teeth FAQs When should my teen have their wisdom teeth removed?
Do I need to call an oral surgeon?
Not necessarily. Dentists like Drs. Pendergrass and Wilkie are just as qualified to remove wisdom teeth as any oral surgeon. Our Amarillo doctors are able to handle simple or complex wisdom teeth extractions.
Do the wisdom teeth need to be replaced?
No. Humans don't actually need a third set of molars. Removing the wisdom teeth can only improve your dental function. There is no need to replace them.