Untreated wisdom teeth have the potential to cause pain and other oral health problems. Our oral surgeons recommend removal of these molars before issues arise. Listen to patients just like you share what it was like to undergo a wisdom tooth removal procedure at our practice.
Since complications from untreated wisdom teeth are so common, many dental health professionals recommend the removal of wisdom teeth before they erupt through the gums.
Most often wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, come in between the ages of 17 and 25. While your wisdom teeth are developing beneath the gums, your dentist will monitor their growth with X-rays or other diagnostic scans to determine the appropriate time for removal. Wisdom teeth can cause a host of oral health complications, such as infection, dental crowding, pain, cysts, and more. Therefore, dental professionals recommend their removal.
Visit Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists’ Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ to learn more.
Dr. Yang and Dr. Lee are skilled oral surgeons who offer a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services, such as wisdom teeth removal. During your consultation, we will review your medical history, perform a complete oral examination, and review X-rays or other diagnostic scans. Options for anesthesia will also be discussed and selected. Your consultation appointment is also an ideal time to ask any questions you may have.
Many times, wisdom teeth are recommended for removal before they have a chance to compromise the oral health of a patient. Since wisdom teeth tend to come in between the ages of 17 and 25, proactive removal of wisdom teeth is common in the teen years. Removing underdeveloped wisdom teeth tends to result in an easier procedure and smoother recovery. You can also avoid oral health complications such as infection, pain, and dental shifting with early removal.
Dr. Yang and Dr. Lee treat patients of all ages at their state-of-the-art practice in Foster City, CA. As experienced and compassionate oral surgeons, they provide customized treatment plans with the highest standard of care.
Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists makes every effort to ensure the cost of oral surgery services comes at the fairest price to their patients. Since every treatment is personalized to improve individual oral health outcomes, the overall cost of treatment may vary from patient to patient. The number of wisdom teeth to be removed, type of anesthesia used, insurance coverage, and more will all affect the final cost of your services.
We encourage our patients to learn more by reviewing our Financial & Insurance Policy. You may also call our office with any questions or concerns.
Many patients and dental health professionals alike prefer to remove wisdom teeth before they have a chance to compromise oral health.
Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists accepts several types of payments and works with many insurance plans to help their patients receive these valuable oral surgery services. We will provide an estimate of your cost of treatment after your consultation appointment with Dr. Yang or Dr. Lee.
Contact our practice in Foster City, CA, to learn more, ask questions, or schedule an appointment. Dr. Yang and Dr. Lee perform a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services at their state-of-the-art practice. If you or your child has been referred for wisdom teeth removal and would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call.
If you notice any discomfort, redness, or swelling behind your molars or a persistent bad taste in your mouth, it may be a sign of infection or impaction. Please call your dentist as soon as possible if you experience any of these symptoms. They can assess your condition and advise further steps for treatment.
Dr. Yang, Dr. Lee, and their team at Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists are skilled and compassionate professionals who care about your comfort. The anesthesia to be used during your procedure will be discussed with you and selected at your consultation appointment. After surgery, over-the-counter or prescription medication can manage any post-operative discomfort.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal varies, based on the number of wisdom teeth, the anesthesia used, and insurance coverage. An estimate will be provided for you after you visit Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists for a consultation appointment.
Most people are unable to accommodate four more molars in their mouth. Inadequate space is a common reason why wisdom teeth can cause so many problems. Your dentist will use X-rays or other diagnostic scans to determine the health and position of your wisdom teeth and can refer to an oral surgeon at the appropriate time.
Wisdom teeth extraction is more invasive than a routine tooth extraction. An oral surgeon has completed years of education and training after dental school to achieve proficiency in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. They are also skilled in the safe administration of anesthesia.
On average, patients return to school or work 2–4 days after undergoing their wisdom teeth removal procedure.
We recommend a soft diet for 3 days after wisdom teeth removal. Specific pre- and post-operative instructions will be provided to minimize the risk of complications and help you heal. Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists’ general pre- and post-operative instructions are available on our website.
Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists is located in Foster City, CA. If you or your child have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, please contact Foster City Oral Surgery Specialists for a consultation appointment with Dr. Yang or Dr. Lee.
We are here to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give us a call and let us know how we can help.