About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical extraction procedure that most adults in their lifetime will have to undergo. Located in the back of the mouth behind the molars, these third molars typically lack the space needed for them to safely erupt beyond the gumline. Many people have wisdom teeth that develop horizontally, which results in impaction and can lead these teeth to cause damage to others nearby. Once the wisdom teeth emerge, it's important to have them removed as soon as possible because leaving them can cause a range of oral problems to come about, including gum disease, damage to the other teeth, cysts in the jaw, and other concerns. Our Colorado oral surgery facilities employ a team of skilled oral surgeons who routinely remove wisdom teeth that are infected, decayed, impacted, partially impacted, or otherwise incapable of functioning properly. To have your wisdom teeth removed by qualified doctors who prioritize your comfort and care above all else, contact our Colorado Springs or Pueblo, CO offices.
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"Dr Nelson and his staff were the absolute best! They took the time to listen and explain any questions that I had and truly care for their patients. After my tooth extraction Dr Nelson called me from his personal phone to check and make sure I was doing good post op. When I needed to ask him questions about my pain meds on a weekend he responded back to me in a timely fashion and was very patient with me. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!"- R.L. / Facebook / Jan 28, 2018
"Dr. Steuer was very personable and did a great job on my upper wisdom teeth extractions."- Z.T. / Google / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Steuer and his amazing staff did a fantastic job with my 14 year old daughter. Even though she needed 3 extractions he was done in about 15-20 minutes tops!! They ensure both you and your child are informed about the procedure in it's entirety. Dr. Steuer personally addresses any concerns regarding post op care. It was really nice receiving a text from him later this evening checking up on her. You can tell by their light hearted humor they truly care about the well-being of their patients. I would not recommend anyone else whether it was me or my children who needed oral surgery. They are the best!! Be prepared to enter a Calm, Relaxed atmosphere with the most Tender, Love and Care you will ever see in any office!!! Thank you Dr. Steuer, both you and your staff are incredible!!"- K.W. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"Dr.Nelson is hands down the best doctor I have ever had - and I have seen A LOT of doctors in many specialties. He is always attentive to you as a patient and no matter how busy or tired he is he ALWAYS makes you feel like you are his only patient. He answered all of my questions with patience and made sure that I was able to fully participate in my care. I had a lot of complications from a wisdom tooth extraction (all my own body's fault, I have a lot of medical issues) and the whole office cheered me on and helped me through my long recovery. They truly care about you and make you feel like family!"- A.A. / Google / Oct 28, 2018
"I was seen by Dr. Nelson for wisdom teeth extractions, he was sure to make me feel comfortable, encouraged me along the way, and was courteous to my feelings. Dr. Nelson and his staff are friendly, fun, and easy going. I didn’t think a procedure like this could be such a breeze. I would recommend my friends and family to this office."- A.S. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
You may be advised to have your wisdom teeth removed if they are impacted (trapped in the gum or bone), if they are unable to fully erupt, or if they are otherwise causing you pain and negatively affecting your oral health. For most patients, their third molars tend to emerge in between the ages of 15 – 25. Anybody experiencing oral difficulties relating to the eruption of their wisdom teeth could be an ideal candidate for a surgical tooth extraction. In order to learn about the growth and position of your wisdom teeth, we will administer low-radiation digital x-rays to gain a comprehensive viewing of your oral structures. Once we have observed these scans, we can develop a treatment plan suited to your unique situation.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Our devoted team is committed to providing each and every one of our patients with a comfortable experience. To ensure that you are relaxed throughout your wisdom teeth removal procedure, a member of our team will administer any agreed-upon sedation and numb the treatment site. Once you are fully numb and relaxed, we will begin the operation by making an incision in the gums to gain access to the targeted tooth. Our skilled oral surgeons typically section the tooth to remove it using the least invasive methods. Once all of the wisdom teeth have been removed from your mouth, we will then suture your incisions closed and cleanse the area. Once you have come around, we will provide you with detailed post-op instructions so that your incisions heal properly.
After Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you receive IV sedation prior to your wisdom teeth removal procedure, you will likely need a reliable adult to drive you to and from our office. It's advised that patients refrain from smoking, spitting, and using straws during the healing phase that follows any kind of tooth extraction. We also encourage patients to adopt a soft food diet for several days and avoid foods that are particularly hot or cold in temperature. Not following the post-treatment instructions we will provide you with could cause the blood clot in the treatment area to dislodge, creating more serious complications. We may recommend certain over-the-counter pain medications to help you manage your discomfort in the healing stage of your recovery, or we may write you a prescription, depending on your individual needs. You will need to attend a follow-up appointment a few weeks after your extraction so we can monitor your oral health and progress.
Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Covered by Insurance?
Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure that most adults must face at some point or another. The costs for your surgical extraction may be covered in part by your insurance. To determine your coverage, we will get in touch with your provider and learn about your benefits. We will also file a claim on your behalf. Once your treatment plan has been developed and your costs have been calculated, we will go over payment methods we accept, including medical financing through CareCredit®.
Preserve Your Oral Health
Having your wisdom teeth extracted can seem daunting. However, when you place your oral care in the hands of experienced and compassionate oral surgeons, such as those on our team, it can make the process much more comfortable. If your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort, or if you suspect that your third molars may be growing in, contact one of our Colorado Springs or Pueblo, CO offices to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable oral surgeon. Our team will work with you closely to ensure that your oral health is preserved and that your tooth extraction experience is stress-free and easy.