About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth. For most people, this usually happens between the ages of 17 and 25. However, many wisdom teeth are removed during the early to mid-teen years in an effort to prevent the oral health complications that are so common with untreated wisdom teeth. When you see your dentist for regular checkups, they will be able to monitor your wisdom teeth as they grow and develop, and they can refer you to an oral surgeon when the time comes for extraction.
Dr. Marashi and Dr. Ricciuti perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures at their practice in Gastonia, NC. Patients who come to our office for the first time will be welcomed by our friendly staff and made to feel safe and comfortable. This first visit will include a consultation with one of our trusted oral surgeons, who will take the time to get to know you, order and review diagnostic scans, and develop a treatment plan with your optimal oral health in mind.
Why should wisdom teeth be removed early?
Removing wisdom teeth as a preventative measure is quite common. In fact, removing wisdom teeth before they can affect your oral health is a stance that most dental health professionals take because untreated wisdom teeth are known for causing so many unnecessary complications, such as dental crowding, dental shifting, pain, cysts, and infection. Since wisdom teeth in patients who are in their early to mid-teen years tend to be smaller and underdeveloped, it presents an ideal time for many patients to have their wisdom teeth removed. In addition, younger patients tend to heal faster and have a smoother recovery!
High-quality oral surgery treatments like wisdom teeth extraction are commonly performed at our state-of-the-art practice in Gastonia, NC. If you or your child have been referred for the removal of their wisdom teeth, please give us a call to schedule a consultation.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery is proud to offer the full scope of oral surgery services with the highest standard of care. Every effort is made to make the cost of these services as reasonable as possible. We work with many insurance plans and accept several forms of payment. Please review our Financial & Insurance Policy to learn more.
The cost to remove wisdom teeth will be different for each patient. In general, the final cost of your oral surgery treatment will depend upon factors such as the number of wisdom teeth to be removed, anesthesia selection, and insurance coverage. You can obtain an accurate estimate of services by visiting our practice for a consultation appointment.
Your Oral Health Investment
Left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause unnecessary oral health complications that can become costly and/or painful to treat. Even though removing wisdom teeth as a preventative measure requires a cost upfront, it is often viewed as an investment on your oral health.
- As a result of complications caused by untreated wisdom teeth, corrective treatments can be costly and/or extensive in nature
- Most wisdom teeth are recommended for removal during the early to mid-teen years—when the teeth are smaller and underdeveloped. This tends to result in a smoother procedure and recovery
- Younger patients tend to heal faster and experience less complications associated with oral surgery like bleeding, swelling, and discomfort
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery performs wisdom teeth extraction at all of their practice locations including Gastonia, NC. We look forward to helping you on the road toward improved oral health.