While you might not be looking forward to having your wisdom teeth removed, at least you know you’re not alone. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that between 60 and 85 percent of adults and older teenagers have had at least one wisdom tooth extracted. At Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, it’s our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure and to ensure that you understand what to expect before your oral surgery appointment. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time if you need additional clarification about wisdom teeth removal.
We get it! Oral surgery isn’t fun. It’s no “walk in the park.” And while we can’t guarantee that it will be “easy as pie,” we can promise that you will be cared for by highly trained and experienced Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in a safe surgical environment. And when it is all said and done, your recovery will likely be expeditious and uneventful.
Your dentist may have offered to extract your wisdom teeth, to place dental implants, or perform other oral surgeries for you. How easy would that be? After all, your dentist is qualified to perform some dental surgery as part of his/her dental training. But, why would you agree to allow your general dentist to perform oral surgery? Consider this. Would you agree to let your family practitioner set a broken leg? Would you ask a handyman to rewire your entire electrical system in your home? It’s doubtful. Chances are that you would seek out a specialist to perform these functions. Oral surgery shouldn’t be any different. An oral & maxillofacial surgeon focuses solely on surgical procedures to treat his patients. He or she has the highest credentials, surgical skills, education, experience and judgment to perform a safe and successful procedure.