Wisdom Teeth Removal in West Chester, PA

We Offer Dental Implants At Our Practice

At Oral Surgery Associates of Chester County, we have delivered outstanding dental care to our patients for years. Our surgeons are extensively trained and prepared for numerous oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth removal. West Chester, and Kennett Square, PA residents know they can trust us to care for them and bring them back to superb oral health. In addition to wisdom teeth removal, our team handles dental implants, bone grafting, impacted canines, jaw surgery, oral pathology, and TMJ disorders. We do this with the professionalism and compassion our patients have come to expect from us. We understand that you might have questions, so we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, and oral surgery in general.

What Are Wisdom Teeth and Why Should I Remove Them?

Wisdom teeth are also called third molars. They are typically the last teeth to develop – usually between the ages of 15 and 20. Wisdom teeth are found in both the upper and lower jaw. They are located at the back of your mouth. However, most people do not have room in their jaw for these teeth. That’s why wisdom teeth removal is such a common procedure. If these teeth erupt and there is no room for them, the procedure is necessary. Some of the complications include infection, damage, disease, and crowding.

What Are Some of The Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth?

In some cases, there are none. However, some common signs of wisdom teeth include pain in the jaw, tenderness, swelling around the gums, discharge if an abscess or infection occurs, or visible evidence of the third molars.

How Long Does Wisdom Removal Take?

It depends on how the teeth are situated in your mouth. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to 20 minutes – and sometimes longer.

What Can I Expect From Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery?

You can expect a recovery period of a few days. However, in some cases, the recovery can take longer. Swelling, pain, and decreased jaw opening are possibilities. Discomfort is also a normal side effect, but generally, it does not linger for long.

What Are Dental Implants?  

A dental implant is a replacement option comprised of a small titanium anchor surgically placed in your jaw. A false tooth goes on top of the titanium anchor. If you have lost a tooth or even several teeth, then a dental implant is an excellent option to restore full functionality to your mouth. Tooth loss occurs for numerous reasons, including an accident, tooth decay, root canal failure, and more. Implants are an effective solution.

What Is The Success Rate of Dental Implants?

Fortunately for those who opt to get dental implants, the success rate is exceptionally high – 92 to 98 percent. However, patients with diabetes or those with a history of head injuries carry an increased risk of dental implant failure.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost and Does Insurance Cover Them?

Medical insurance does not typically cover dental implants, however, many dental insurances do.. The cost depends on how many implants we are placing in your jaw and your insurance.

Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

Your teeth serve numerous practical roles. For instance, your molars help you grind food as part of the digestive process. But they serve an aesthetic purpose too. When you lose your teeth, you also lose your ability to smile broadly and with confidence. Many of our patients cite self-confidence as a primary reason for getting implants, especially if the missing teeth are in the front of their mouth.

Contact Oral Surgery Associates of Chester County Today

Our team is committed to your oral health. We do so by providing a wide range of services to our patients. Oral surgery is our specialty. This area of dentistry requires four to six years of additional hospital-based training – on top of standard dentistry. Our surgeons have years of experience performing the procedures we offer. You can trust us, so contact us today.