Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth. They don’t always need to be removed, but they can cause problems if they are not growing in properly. We provide advanced state-of-the-art oral surgery and wisdom teeth removal. If you’re struggling with your wisdom teeth, please schedule a free consultation.
Get Relief from Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of 15 and 25 and frequently cause issues with patients’ oral health. As they grow in, they can cause pain and discomfort and can cause your other teeth to move. If you’re in pain, not sure if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, or are ready for wisdom teeth removal, we can help! We can visually examine your wisdom teeth (if they have already erupted) or use x-ray imaging to assess if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Schedule your FREE wisdom teeth consultation at either our Greeley or Fort Collins office and start your journey towards relief.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
We pride ourselves on offering affordable wisdom teeth removal to the Greeley and Fort Collins, CO communities. We believe in being transparent with our patients, which is why we’ve included the cost of the procedure below. Please note that this is the estimated cost, as each individual’s situation is different. We will provide you with the exact cost following a consultation.
Removal Cost of 4 Wisdom Teeth + IV Sedation: $1,399
Out-of-pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of procedure. Please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. We also accept CareCredit & Proceed Finance which allow you to finance your bill and have a low monthly payment.Financial & Insurance Information
Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ
How long will I need to rest after the procedure?
We recommend that you rest for at least 48 hours following the procedure. Beyond that, it will be up to you to determine how much rest you need. Each individual will feel different following the procedure. You should follow our aftercare procedures listed below to help speed up your recovery.
Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?
During the procedure, you won't experience any pain as we will use IV sedation and local anesthesia. Local anesthesia will numb the nerves surrounding the surgical area so you won't experience any pain. Once the anesthesia wears off, you may experience some discomfort for a couple of days. Following our aftercare recommendations will help ease your recovery.
What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
When a wisdom tooth doesn’t have enough room to come in normally, it is considered an impacted wisdom tooth. There are several degrees of impacted wisdom teeth depending on where the teeth lie within the jaw. Soft tissue impaction occurs when the crown of the tooth has penetrated through the bone, but the gum is still covering part of the tooth. When the tooth has partially erupted, but a part of the tooth remains submerged in the jawbone, this is considered partially bony impaction. Complete bony impaction occurs when the tooth is entirely encased by jawbone.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare
Following the procedure, you will likely experience some of the discomforts associated with oral surgery. These symptoms should go away over a few days following the procedure, however, we have listed steps you can take to help mitigate the discomfort you experience.
- Minor Bleeding. It’s common to have a small amount of blood in your saliva for up to two days following your procedure. If you are experiencing bleeding, bite down on a moistened gauze pad for 30 minutes. If bleeding persists for more than a couple days, contact our office right away.
- Swelling. To reduce the amount of swelling you experience, place an ice pack on the cheek near the surgical area for 10 minutes, then remove the ice pack for 20 minutes and repeat
- Oral Hygiene. Keeping great oral hygiene will help you recover quickly. For the first week, you should brush very gently near the surgical site. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help keep it clean. We will also provide you with a syringe that you can use after a few days to dislodge food particles around the surgical site.
- Pain Management. We will prescribe you pain medication following your surgery. We recommend alternating between ibuprofen and acetaminophen. You will likely want to take pain medication regularly for the first couple of days after your procedure. Any pain you experience should gradually subside over the first week following the procedure.
It is important to avoid spitting, sucking on straws, or smoking for at least a week following your surgery. This can dislodge the blood clot and slow the healing process. It is also important to stay hydrated and eat plenty of nourishing food as soon as you feel able to. Eating can be challenging following the surgery, so we recommend eating soft, cool foods and chewing away from the implant site to avoid disturbing the healing process.
Meet You Wisdom Teeth Removal Specialist
Dr. Shawn Custer
Dr. Shawn Custer has completed several continuing education courses to provide his patients with high-quality, seamless wisdom teeth removal. He has completed ADMA IV sedation training and WSS wisdom teeth training.