If you are in your late teens or early 20s and have never had your wisdom teeth evaluated, now might be the perfect time to make your appointment. And if you have wisdom teeth that are causing you pain or other problems, it is advisable to schedule an appointment to have them removed sooner rather than later.

Wisdom teeth removal is an extremely common and safe procedure, and one that can potentially save you from more serious problems down the road. We are pleased to provide wisdom teeth removal for patients throughout the Chesterton, IN area.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Over the course of a lifetime, most people develop 32 permanent, adult teeth. The last teeth to emerge are typically the wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Most often, these teeth emerge between ages 17 and 21. However, some patients get their wisdom teeth much earlier, sometimes as early as age 11.

The problem with wisdom teeth is that the jawbone is often too small to accommodate them. Because of this, the wisdom teeth can remain impacted, which means they stay partially or completely covered in bone and gum tissue.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a host of problems, and the best solution is to have them removed before these problems even begin. Having your wisdom teeth removed earlier in life usually means an easier procedure, a smoother recovery, and a lower risk of oral health complications.

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Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Ultimately, wisdom teeth removal is a preemptive approach, allowing you to avoid the complications that can arise due to impaction. Some of the most common symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth include:

  • Discomfort and sensitivity around the impacted teeth 
  • Infection in and around the gums 
  • Damage to adjacent teeth 
  • Development of cysts or tumors within the jawbone


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How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works

Wisdom teeth removal is a very ordinary procedure, one that Dr. Bennett has performed countless times. At your initial appointment, Dr. Bennett will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and jaw, ensuring you are a good candidate for surgery. We also may take 3-D images of your mouth, allowing Dr. Bennett to plan your treatment more precisely.

Your consultation is a good opportunity for you to discuss anesthesia options with your doctor.  In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under general anesthesia. Once the teeth are removed, you will rest under our supervision until discharged, at which time you will be provided with the proper medication and instructions for a smooth recovery.

Dr. Bennett and her staff make every effort to make the removal of wisdom teeth as comfortable as possible. Relax and be assured of our commitment to excellence and superior patient care.

Comfort and Recovery

Glacial Sands OMS stands out by leveraging the power of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). This technique capitalizes on your body’s natural healing abilities and growth factors to create a faster and more successful recovery period. PRF significantly shortens the post-operative timeline while providing optimal results for all our patients.

Excellence in Wisdom Teeth Removal in Chesterton, IN

Having wisdom teeth removed is a rite of passage and it can save patients from much more serious dental complications down the road. To learn more about safe, comfortable, and expedient wisdom teeth removal, contact our practice in Chesterton, IN. We are happy to make an appointment for you.


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