Third Molar Consult
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, our team can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there may be present or future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and appropriate timing result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the early to mid- teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Our highest priorities in caring for you are SAFETY and COMFORT. In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under IV/General anesthesia (going to sleep). Dr. Reuter and Dr. Thompson have extensive training, licenses and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients. Anesthetic options and surgical risks will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Our facility and team have the highest level of patient protocols and experience and our team has an impeccable record of safety.
Once the teeth are removed, the gum tissue may be sutured. At the conclusion of the surgery, you will bite down on gauze to aid in hemostasis. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your post-operative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, a packet of sterile gauze, and a follow-up appointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (941) 365-3388.