Wisdom Teeth Removal in Columbus, Ohio

Why You Should have your wisdom teeth removed

Eliminate pain and prevent future problems by having your wisdom teeth removed earlier, rather than later in life. All outpatient surgery is performed to maximize your comfort.  Local  anesthesia, laughing gas or general anesthesia may be used.

In most cases, there just isn’t enough room for our wisdom teeth.  They may need to be removed before causing a number of problems. With an oral examination and x-rays, Dr. Gregory Michaels can evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and develop a treatment plan specifically for you.

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Without Extraction You May Experience:

A representation of a pericoronitis infection on a wisdom tooth


The most frequent clinical problem we see is pericoronitis, (a localized gum infection). Without enough room for total eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth can become irritated and infected, resulting in recurrent pain, swelling, and problems with chewing and/or swallowing.

An example of a cyst formation on a wisdom tooth

Cyst Formation

Non-infectious diseases may also arise in association with an impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts are fluid-filled “balloons” inside the jawbone that develop as a result of impacted teeth and slowly expand destroying adjacent jawbone and occasionally teeth. They can be very difficult to treat if your wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years.

An illustration of teeth crowding caused by a wisdom tooth

Possible Crowding

Impacted wisdom teeth may contribute to crowding of your teeth. This is most noticeable with the front teeth, primarily the lower front teeth and is most commonly seen after a patient has had braces. Unless you have an active problem when you see the oral surgeon, the reason for removal is primarily to prevent long-term damage to your teeth, gums and jawbone.

A visual of a wisdom tooth damaging an adjacent tooth

Damage to Adjacent Teeth

If there is inadequate room to clean around the wisdom tooth, the tooth directly in front, the second molar, can be adversely affected resulting in gum disease, bone loss around the tooth, and/or decay.

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Wisdom teeth removal is a routine procedure at our office.  Dr. Gregory Michaels and his staff look forward to meeting with you. At the time of your appointment your specific situation will be discussed in greater detail.  We encourage you to ask any questions you may have.

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