Wisdom Tooth Removal in Kansas City

About Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Understanding Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are third molars that typically finish development around 16-24 years of age. They are the final set of molars to develop in our mouths, though they are no longer necessary for oral health. However, they often affect tooth and bite alignment, crowding, and more, which indicates they need to be removed to preserve the function of the mouth.

How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

We usually perform wisdom tooth removal under general anesthesia for patient comfort. We administer the medication through the IV, and once the patient falls asleep, we numb the mouth with dental injections. After removal of the wisdom teeth, the patient awakens comfortably with numbed extraction sites.

Most of our procedures for wisdom tooth removal in Kansas City last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the complexity of the extractions and the usage of general anesthesia.

Types of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Facial Surgery Group

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Left alone, these teeth frequently become problematic. Swelling, infection, bone loss, and gum disease can be a consequence of un-extracted wisdom teeth, especially if they are impacted. In rare cases, cysts can develop around un-extracted wisdom teeth. Perhaps most concerning, they can result in facial cellulitis and inflammation of lymph nodes.

Dedicated To Patient Comfort

At Facial Surgery Group, we take extreme pride in the work we do. Our oral surgeons and staff are all devoted to providing the best oral health care in Kansas City. We employ pleasant, passionate people who care about our patients’ experience from the moment you schedule through completion of your treatment, and beyond.

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Patient Stories

  • I grew up without much dental care. I was embarrassed by my teeth. I guess that somewhere along the lines, I learned to hide my smile. Then I had kids and naturally, their needs came first; music lessons, sports, braces, college. When the last one graduated from college, my husband insisted that it was my turn. My new teeth are beautiful. My husband says it was worth every penny. He says, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.

    - CG

  • I was so afraid to have my tooth pulled that I didn’t sleep the night before. Everybody there was so nice and made me feel so comfortable that it was a piece of cake. I don’t know how to thank you enough.

    - GM

  • I recently got my third implant over the last ten years from the Facial Surgery Group. Once again, all the staff I interacted with were professional, friendly and skilled at their jobs. I highly recommend them.

    - ACR

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