With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Eldredge and Clark can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are any current or potential future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient over a lifetime. Generally the best time to be evaluated for wisdom teeth removal are in the mid-late teenage years.
Doctor Eldredge routinely removes wisdom teeth in our office in Corvallis, Oregon. He uses oral conscious sedation in order to help patients be more comfortable. In addition we utilize 3D radiographs to ensure it is safe to remove the wisdom teeth and that it can be done in our office. Doctor Eldredge has received specific training for wisdom teeth removal, is licensed, and is experienced in removing wisdom teeth.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?
If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can arise. Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients it is as early as 15 or 16, and in others it may not be until the early twenties. Problems tend to occur with increasing frequency after the age of 30. Wisdom teeth can damage the teeth in front of them, develop pathology like cysts, or be difficult to clean and contribute to gum disease or infections.
Please call to set up a free consultation to answer all your questions about wisdom teeth removal and to see if our office is a good fit for you!