When I recommend wisdom tooth removal for a teenager, parents often ask “who does wisdom tooth removal near me?”. At our clinic, we remove the majority of impacted wisdom teeth under local anesthetic, with or without an additional sedative such as laughing gas (nitrous oxide). In some cases, a referral for extraction with the local Oral Surgeon is made. Reasons for this include:
- Severely curved tooth roots
- Closeness of tooth roots to major nerves or arteries
- Patient anxiety or request to have wisdom teeth removed while asleep (General Anesthetic)
- Previous jaw injury likely to be aggravated by prolonged opening during procedure
Wisdom Tooth Removal Near Me: Options
If your Dentist does not provide wisdom tooth removal services, they will likely provide you with names of a few Oral Surgeons in your area. The Oral Surgeon will have a consult appointment with you first before providing any treatment. This consult will give you a chance to ask questions and get to know the Surgeon. Some patients like to have 2-3 consults before choosing a treatment provider. So, feel free to exercise your right of choice!
Wisdom Tooth Removal Near Me: Costs
Once you have an answer to the question “who provides wisdom tooth removal near me?”, you’ll wan to evaluate recommendations as well as treatment costs. For instance, some Dentist provide wisdom tooth removal and this can save you money compared to removal with a Specialist. You will also want to evaluate costs related to different types of sedation as heavier forms of sedation can be quite expensive. Always ask for a printed estimate of costs or to have one sent to your dental insurance provider.
When your teenager needs removal of their wisdom teeth, you want to make sure it will be done comfortably and conveniently. Ask your Dentist in Kitchener if they can provide the necessary treatment. If you receive a referral to the Oral Surgeon’s office, try to get a few options to work with. Lastly, make sure you are aware of costs and sedation options so that you can have the piece of mind that comes with knowing you chose what you felt was best for your teen.
Thank you for reading this week!
By Dr. Kyle Hornby, Kitchener Dentist
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Kitchener Dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a dental condition or treatment.