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Dr. Panek practices oral and maxillofacial surgery with a particular interest in oral implantology*. He earned his DDS degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1985. He completed a four-year surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and he has practiced in Grand Rapids since 1989. He is married and has two children.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal

When Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Wisdom teeth also known as the third molars are usually the last of your adult teeth to come in. They are usually positioned at the back of the mouth.

Wisdom teeth normally come out between the ages of 17 and 20.

Most people don't really worry about their wisdom teeth unless they actually start to bother them.

Some wisdom teeth may not need to be removed if they are healthy and grow in completely.

However, in many cases, wisdom teeth do not have the space they need to come out naturally and can cause complications.

If the third molar is coming in at a bad angle it can push on your other teeth and cause damage.

 

whenever the wisdom teeth remain unmerged or trapped under the gums they are considered to be an impacted wisdom tooth.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause an infection, discomfort.

You may also develop a cyst that can also hurt the root of your other teeth.

Sometimes the wisdom teeth will partially emerge through the gums.

The area would be very difficult to keep clean and will become a breeding ground for bacteria. This would be will be very bad for your oral health.

The American Dental Association deems wisdom tooth extraction necessary if you experience any of the following conditions:   

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  • Pain            
  • Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth fluid-filled sacs (cysts)            
  • Tumors            
  • Damage to nearby teeth            
  • Gum disease            
  • Extensive tooth decay

How Long Does It Take to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Usually, the time it takes to remove a wisdom tooth is between 20 to 40 minutes.

The time varies based on the complexity of the extraction.

Our specialist Dr. Samo can remove wisdom teeth in 2 minutes or less!

He uses special modernized tools that are not used by other dentists.

These state of the art instruments minimize post-extraction swelling and make healing faster with fewer complications.

 

 

What Does It Feel Like to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom tooth removal can be completely painless and effortless.

It can also be a little challenging but this all depends on a variety of factors.

The level of complexity of each patient varies. Wisdom teeth removal can be done with general anesthesia and you will be completely unaware of the whole procedure.

This is a better option when you are taking out more than 1-2 wisdom teeth at a time.

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