Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually start to push through your gums in your late teens or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom teeth may need to be removed in your late twenties or early thirties. Whatever your case may be, wisdom teeth must almost always be removed because there often is not enough space for them to come in, thus crowding the other teeth.
Wisdom teeth that don't cause pain and haven't pushed through the gums can still become a problem. They can become infected below the gumline and cause additional oral health problems. Once you confirm with your dentist that your wisdom teeth are coming in and that they need to be removed, a plan of action will be formulated to extract them.
Learn more about the complications that can occur if you don't get yours removed in our eBook.
Why should you choose us to extract your wisdom teeth? In addition to dental school, Dr. Scott Frank has undergone years of intense hospital training in comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery. He removes wisdom teeth on a daily basis, making him an expert at this procedure.
We will perform your wisdom teeth extraction in-house because oral surgery is our specialty
30 Years of Experience
Dr. Frank has performed countless wisdom teeth extractions during his career
Our newly renovated and expanded office is designed for your complete comfort
Top Patient Care
We pride ourselves on providing quality care for our patients from procedure to follow-up
When it comes to wisdom teeth removal, you don’t want a dentist or oral surgeon who’s working with outdated dental tech. Here’s how our advanced technology, including 3D X-Rays and Cone Beams, helps with creating more accurate results and shorter recovery time:
The appropriate amount of local anesthesia will be used to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure.
After the procedure, bleeding will be controlled by gauze and an appropriate amount will be provided for you to use at home.
Someone will need to drive you home after the surgery because you will still be feeling the effects from the anesthesia.
Post-operative instructions will be provided so you can comfortably heal at home.
If needed, a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication will be given to you to ensure that your recovery is more comfortable.
We will follow up with you to make sure that you are healing well and to see if you have any additional questions.
If you're nervous about getting your wisdom teeth removal, don't be! You're in great hands with Dr. Frank and the rest of the staff at North Shore Smile Surgery.
From our exceptional front desk staff members to our experienced technicians, you'll feel right at home in our office whether you're getting a digital scan or reviewing x-rays with Dr. Frank.
We're here to support you in your journey to better oral health!
Dr. Mark Cannon, Pediatric Dentist
"Because I've known Dr. Frank for so long, I've worked with him for so long, I've always trusted 100% everything he would do and would attempt to do because he always succeeds very well. He's very knowledgeable in all aspects of oral surgery and I refer to him a large number of my special needs patients. He has treated all five of my kids."