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Wisdom teeth removal in Fresno, Clovis, Reedley, and Madera, CA
Wisdom teeth removal in Fresno, Clovis, Reedley, and Madera, CA

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Madera, CA

Easy and Gentle Third Molar Removal

The doctors at Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center offer wisdom teeth removals in Madera, CA. Wisdom teeth usually erupt in the mouth around the ages of 17 and 25, but they can develop earlier or later. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are commonly removed because many people simply do not have enough room in their mouth to accommodate an entire extra set of molars. When there is not enough room in the mouth and the wisdom teeth start to come in, complications such as impaction, dental crowding, shifting of teeth, and pain can occur. If your wisdom teeth need to be extracted, you may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who specializes in the procedure.

Routine dental exams well before wisdom teeth have fully developed are a recommended part of your dental care plan. This will help determine whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed and prevent future complications. If you are referred to our office, 3D scans will be taken during the exam for your oral surgeon to determine a treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Why Dental Professionals Recommend Wisdom Teeth Removal

Most people have four wisdom teeth, although the number can vary. Given their size and position in the mouth, they are often incapable of growing into position properly. It is often recommended that wisdom teeth be removed before the root structure develops, which is easier on the patient and prevents oral health problems from occurring, such as the following:

  • Impaction, which often causes infection due to germs and bacteria getting trapped in the space created by the impacted wisdom tooth.
  • Infections, which cause problems by spreading to healthy teeth and bone tissue.
  • Cysts and tumors, which can develop from an untreated infection, which can be painful and lead to permanent bone damage.
  • Damage to the adjacent teeth, which can occur when improperly positioned wisdom teeth grow sideways.
  • Dental crowding, which becomes an issue when improperly positioned wisdom teeth grow sideways and force adjacent teeth inward.

Having your wisdom teeth evaluated well in advance of them coming in allows you and your dental team adequate time to treat your specific dental issues and prevent major complications before they ever occur.

When is the Right Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

It is more important to consider the development of the teeth than the age of the patient when determining the best time for wisdom teeth removal. However, most wisdom teeth are removed between the ages of 13 and 20. During this time the teeth are smaller and easier to extract, making adolescence an ideal time for the procedure.

We recommend scheduling your wisdom teeth removal procedure around a break from work or school, so you have adequate time to rest and recover with minimal disruption to your schedule.

About the Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

Wisdom teeth removal is a common oral surgery procedure. Your treatment will begin with a consultation with your oral surgeon, who will complete an exam, take 3D scans, and discuss your anesthesia options with you. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained in anesthesia administration for patients of all ages. At Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, our oral surgeons want to make you feel comfortable, informed, and safe. The consultation appointment is the ideal time to discuss any questions you may have about your upcoming procedure.

Many patients choose IV anesthesia for their procedure, which puts them in a sleep-like state until the surgery is over. If you have chosen IV anesthesia you will not remember the procedure, and you will not feel any pain during the surgery. You will need a designated driver to accompany you to this appointment.

Once the anesthesia has been administered, the wisdom teeth will be removed. Wisdom teeth that are partially or completely beneath the gums will be extracted by the surgeon lifting the gum tissue. On occasion, wisdom teeth need to be sectioned into smaller pieces to completely remove the tooth and its root. After your wisdom teeth have been removed and your surgical sites are sutured, you will rest until your anesthesia wears off and your designated driver will take you home.

It is important to keep the extraction site clean during the healing process. Starting 24 hours after surgery, you should rinse your mouth with warm salt water. A soft food diet is often recommended for the first few days after the surgery, and you should avoid straws which can dislodge blood clots from the tooth socket and cause a dry socket. After just a few days of rest, most patients can return to their normal schedules and activities.

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We want to protect our patients' health even after leaving our office. To that end, we proudly offer stem cell banking services to use in future regenerative medicines and therapies. Watch the video to learn more!

Bank Stem Cells From Your Wisdom Teeth

Stem cells hold the future for regenerative medicine. Our practice is partnered with Stemodontics® to provide our patients with a secure way to store their stem cells for future use. Your oral surgeon can send your stem cells to a laboratory after your wisdom teeth are extracted, leaving them readily available anytime you need them in the future. Protect your health today and ask your surgeon about your stem cell banking options.

Types of Anesthesia

Our surgeons offer many options for anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort during treatment.

Hear From Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom tooth removal at our office.

Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients

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Trey Reviews His Procedure

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"The atmosphere here is like one, big, happy family. They’re always like, “Hey, how are you doing?” and then someone will start a conversation with you, make you feel even more comfortable. The doctors here are very welcoming, very caring, definitely make me feel very safe. The staff are definitely like family here. They make me feel absolutely comfortable, at ease, super relaxed. The wisdom teeth procedure went by very fast. It’s like blinking, almost. It’s like I blinked and it was done, and then I just woke up and it was, I was ready to go home. For any of my friends who live in Fresno or Selma to get their wisdom teeth done, I would highly recommend Fresno Oral Surgery, for sure."

Antonio had his wisdom teeth removed in Fresno, CA.
Antonio Reviews His Procedure

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"My overall experience here was great. They were very welcoming, and they put my mind at ease. The doctors at, Fresno Oral Surgery, really know their stuff. I felt like I was in really good hands here. The surgery here was really successful. Staff here are really friendly, you know. After the surgery, they walked me out back to my car. Recovery was very fast and easy, and I was all ready able to eat a juice-fat steak in no time. I would recommend Fresno Oral Surgery because it is very welcoming, inviting, and they really know their stuff here."

Tokunbo had her wisdom teeth removed in Madera, CA
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"I came to Fresno Oral Surgery because I was in need of having my wisdom teeth pulled out. To be honest, I wasn't having any pain or issues; my dentist felt that it would be a good idea to go ahead and get it taken care of now before it became a problem. Dr. Barnhart's office was very welcoming, so coming in for the procedure, I felt very comfortable. Dr. Barnhart was very personable. She sat down, eye level, next to me, answered all my questions. She said that since I was a nurse, she figured I'd have more questions than the usual person, so she took her time and was very kind and considerate as well. The recovery was very easy, and I was actually good to go the next day. I didn't have much pain at all. If I knew anyone around Fresno or Tulare, CA, that needed to have a similar procedure that I had done, I would definitely recommend Dr. Barnhart. I've actually recommended her already."

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Sarah Reviews Her Procedure

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"Walking into the building, you just get a nice, comfortable greeting from the front desk staff, and the atmosphere was very calm. It was just very comforting and welcoming. The doctors here are really friendly and they just put my mind at ease. They’re willing to answer any questions that you have. It was easy to walk into knowing that I was going to be safe and cared for during this procedure. The healing process went really well, and the doctors checked up on me to make sure that I was healing properly. I’m very happy to have had the surgery done here. Out of five stars, I would give Fresno Oral Surgery five."

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Charles Reviews His Procedure

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"When I got here, it was super friendly. I felt super safe here, and I knew I was with really good people. The staff here, they were really nice to me. They brought me to where I needed to go to get my stuff done. Dr. Barnhart is really friendly. We've known her for a very long time and she's just the best person you can have to take out wisdom teeth for you. The procedure went really quick. After, I felt amazing. Overall, I had an amazing experience. For our friends and family in Fresno, Reedley, and Kerman, I definitely recommend coming here."

Frequently Asked Questions

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

You should not feel anything during your procedure. The surgical site will be injected with local anesthetic, which will prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort because the area will be numb. Pain and swelling is common after the procedure but is easily managed with ice packs and over the counter pain medication.

What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?

Waiting to have wisdom teeth removed increases your risk of gum disease. Partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth are hard to clean and can cause tooth decay.

Can I go to work the next day after wisdom tooth extraction?

It's usually recommended that you take a couple of days off after having a wisdom tooth removed, especially if you choose to undergo general anesthesia or IV sedation. It's important to give your body time to rest and recover.

Is it better to get wisdom teeth out early?

Many dentists and oral surgeons believe it's better to remove wisdom teeth at a younger age, before the roots and bone are fully formed. Generally, this makes the recovery faster after surgery. Early detection and removal is the best way to prevent complications.

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