Wisdom Teeth in Fayetteville NC

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Third Molar Extraction

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

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Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Tabatchnick can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Tabatchnick has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

Removal

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Cape Fear Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 910-483-9546.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Cape Fear Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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They were able to fit me in for wisdom tooth extraction. I was nervous. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Dr. T was awesome. Did not feel the tooth come out at all.

- TONI G

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I am completely terrified of a dentist office but with Janet greeting you at front desk so politely you can't help but feel at ease! Claudia, Kelly, Lana, and Mrs. Marsha have such professionalism and their customer service is remarkable! Upon meeting Dr. T it's easy to see why!! He's a fabulous dentist with great care for his patients!! I highly recommend this office and will be returning for additional care I might need in the future! I can't thank y'all enough!

- Melissa B

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The best Dentist and staff in town. Made me feel at ease.

- Melissa B

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The Doctor was very professional. He told me I would be just fine and he kept his word. He took no longer than 5 mins to get my tooth out. I would highly recommend them to my family and friends.

- Omari G

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Quick and pain free. Staff was very friendly.

- Robin Mcgrady

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The doctor made me check on my blood pressure which saved my life! I have have anxiety when it comes to the dentist and it was all for nothing. My procedure was quick and painless. The entire staff was amazing, from the front desk to the back....Ms. Joyce and Mrs Tammy are the best (both deserve raises). I highly recommended this office; it feels like family!

- Nathalie B

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You all are the best. Thank you for helping me with getting my wisdom tooth removed. I was so scared and you guys made me feel at ease. I’m so grateful. 🙂

- Brittany J

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Very Nice and helpful

- Riley M

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Warm, welcoming and amazing staff enjoyed my visit.

- Mia D

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The staff is amazing and extremely helpful. They were able to answer all of our questions. Dr. Tabatchnick was polite and had a calming effect as my son was nervous about the IV sedation. I will recommend the office to all of our friends.

- Tonya S

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Very pleased

- Charles B

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I will use this clinic for all future visits regarding these types of procedures. They have gained all of my trust and customer equity.

- Tristan R

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Great experience and friendly, helpful staff

- Scott S

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Wonderful, patient, and efficient Dr.

- Joan M

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Professional and courteous treatment from entire staff. Will come back for any future necessary treatments.

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- Latoria O

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So far so good no complaints

- Jennifer Z

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The doctor is very straight forward and staff was wonderful.

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Great service all around

- Jonathan V

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Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient staff. Answered all my questions, explained the procedure thoroughly, and shortest wait time 🙂

- Jessica K

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