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Oral and Facial Surgery Pullman/Lewiston

Wisdom Teeth Removal


Illustration of an impacted wisdom toothDr. Holm and Dr. Cordova are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons who specialize in the extraction of wisdom teeth. With many years of experience in helping individuals who suffer from the challenges associated with impacted wisdom teeth, our doctors take extra time to educate and review the risks and benefits of wisdom teeth removal. Although many people suffer from the discomfort and various problems associated with wisdom teeth, not everyone will need to have them removed. During your consultation, a review of x-rays and a thorough examination of the wisdom tooth site will be performed. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training in wisdom teeth removal (third molars). They’re certified to use deeper levels of sedation than general or non-specialized dentists.

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Removed


As indicated, not every patient will need to have their wisdom teeth removed. It is necessary when the wisdom teeth cause pain, infection, damage to surrounding teeth and soft tissue, and/or they are impacted or improperly developed. We may also recommend removing them as a precaution, which is what occurs in many patients. These complications can have a detrimental effect on your oral health.

How Wisdom Teeth Are Removed


During the initial consultation, you will receive pre-operative instructions related to both the surgery and anesthesia administration. If you choose IV or general anesthesia, local anesthesia will also be administered to keep you comfortable during the procedure.

The type of surgical technique used to remove the wisdom teeth is based on the type of impaction, or the angulation of the teeth. Our doctors use careful technique in order to gently perform the procedure in an efficient and careful manner. Patients are welcome to call with any after-care questions or to schedule a postoperative checkup.

When the procedure is completed, postoperative instructions will be given both verbally and written. A care packet will also be given which includes the doctor's personal cell phone number.

Follow-up appointments are given on an as-needed basis.

How to Recover from Surgery


Wisdom tooth removal is an outpatient procedure, so you will get to go home on the same day that you have the surgery. That said, you cannot drive yourself home if you choose IV or general anesthesia. The numbness from the local anesthesia will also last for a few hours after the surgery.

You will receive after-care instructions from our team before you leave our office. The gauze will need to be changed periodically as long as you are still actively bleeding. Over-the-counter pain medicine and cold packs will probably be recommended to assist in healing around the surgical sites.

Call Oral & Facial Surgery in the Lewiston/Clarkston region at 208-743-1640 or in the Moscow/Pullman region at 509-330-5020 to learn more about wisdom teeth removal.

Two Locations to Serve You


Lewiston, ID


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501


Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163



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Lewiston, ID:


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 986-252-8001

Fax: 208-743-1643

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-872-4294

Fax: 509-330-5028

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

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