Wisdom Teeth Removal

Get third molar pain relief with wisdom tooth removal at Normandy Lakewood Dentistry. We provide expert wisdom tooth extraction services that are safe, effective, and tailored to meet each patient's unique needs—book your appointment at any of our three locations today.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Jacksonville and Orange Park, FL

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are located at the very back of your mouth. While they don’t always require removal, improperly aligned growth can lead to complications. At Normandy Lake Dentistry, we offer advanced, state-of-the-art oral surgery for wisdom teeth extraction. Our expert team, equipped with advanced technology, provides a safe and comfortable environment so you’ll feel comforable throughout the procedure.

We’re committed to making your experience smooth and painless, providing personalized care throughout your recovery. If you’re experiencing discomfort from your wisdom teeth or suspect you may need them removed, please contact any of our three locations for a consultation or schedule your consultation online. We’re here to help every step of the way.

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Illustration of teeth in a mouth showing an impacted wisdom tooth that needs removed

How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?

The cost of removing a set of four wisdom teeth at our clinic typically ranges from $2,000 to $3,500, depending on the complexity of each individual case. The cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Surgical removal per tooth: $420-$700
  • Surgical procedure: $173
  • Removal of impacted wisdom tooth: $663

We strive to make dental care affordable and accessible, which is why we accept all major insurance plans, as well as various external payment options, including CareCredit and Sunbit. We also accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Please contact any of our three locations to discuss your specific insurance coverage or to explore payment plans that suit your financial needs.

  • What is the 3rd molar?

    The third molar, commonly referred to as the “wisdom tooth,” is the last tooth to emerge in the human mouth. It typically appears in the late teenage years or early twenties. Located at the farthest back of the mouth, one on each side on both the upper and lower jaws, these molars are the last to erupt, hence their nickname “wisdom teeth.” However, their emergence can often be accompanied by various issues such as misalignment, impaction, or overcrowding, leading to discomfort or complications. As a result, many individuals may require their third molars to be removed through a procedure known as wisdom teeth removal or third molar extraction.

  • Does dental insurance cover wisdom teeth removal?

    Dental insurance often covers a portion of the cost of wisdom teeth removal, but coverage can vary depending on the specific insurance plan and the individual’s circumstances. Typically, dental insurance plans may cover a percentage of the procedure, particularly if the extraction is deemed medically necessary due to issues such as impaction or misalignment. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and any potential out-of-pocket expenses associated with wisdom teeth removal.

  • Will I be sedated or asleep for my wisdom teeth procedure?

    Yes, sedation is an integral part of the wisdom tooth removal process at our clinic to ensure your comfort and reduce anxiety during the procedure. We offer two types of sedation to accommodate different needs and preferences:

    1. Oral Conscious Sedation: This involves taking a prescribed medication before your procedure. You will remain awake but in a relaxed and somewhat drowsy state, allowing you to be comfortable yet still able to communicate.

    2. Nitrous Oxide Sedation (also known as laughing gas): This is administered through a mask that fits over your nose. It helps you relax during your procedure, and its effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed.

    Our experienced dental team will discuss these options with you and recommend the best sedation method based on your medical history and individual preferences.

  • Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

    It is normal to experience some pain and swelling after wisdom tooth extraction, but we take extensive measures to manage and minimize discomfort during and after the procedure. During the extraction, you will be under appropriate sedation, which will ensure that you feel no pain. After the procedure, it’s common to experience some discomfort as the anesthesia wears off.

    We provide detailed post-operative care instructions and appropriate pain management solutions, including prescriptions for pain relief medications if necessary. Additionally, we are available to answer any questions or concerns during your recovery, ensuring you have the support you need to heal comfortably and effectively.

  • Can you drive after wisdom teeth removal?

    Due to the sedative effects of the anesthesia used during the extraction, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home from the appointment. Our goal is to ensure your safety and comfort from the moment you enter our clinic until you fully recover. Most patients are pleasantly surprised that they can return to work and resume their normal activities the next day, following our detailed post-operative care instructions.

  • How do you brush your teeth after wisdom teeth extraction?

    – Wait 24 Hours: Avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours after extraction to allow the blood clot to form and stabilize.
    – Gentle Brushing: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean your teeth, avoiding the extraction sites.
    – Rinse Carefully: Rinse your mouth gently with salt water or prescribed mouthwash after brushing to remove debris and bacteria.
    – Avoid Pressure: Avoid applying excessive pressure or vigorous brushing around the extraction sites to prevent dislodging the blood clot.
    – Be Patient: Be patient and gentle with your brushing routine, gradually reintroducing normal brushing once the extraction sites have healed sufficiently.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare

After your wisdom teeth removal, following a proper aftercare routine is crucial for healing and minimizing discomfort. Here are the guidelines we recommend to help you recover quickly and effectively:

  1. Bleeding Management: It’s normal for the extraction sites to bleed slightly after surgery. Bite down gently but firmly on the gauze pads for 30 minutes to stop any bleeding. If bleeding continues, place another gauze and continue to apply pressure.
  2. Prevent Dry Socket: For the next 72 hours, DO NOT smoke, drink through a straw, drink alcohol, carbonated beverages (“pop”), or hot liquids, blow your nose, or spit excessively. Any of these things may cause the blood clot over the surgery to dislodge from the “socket,” causing a “dry socket, ” resulting in unnecessary pain. If this happens, call our office to see the doctor immediately.
  3. What to eat after wisdom teeth removal: Stick to a soft or liquid diet for the first few days. Foods like yogurt, pudding, soup, and applesauce are good choices. Remember NO straws.
  4. Pain Relief: You may experience some pain as the anesthesia wears off. We will provide you with a prescription for pain relief medication or recommend over-the-counter options. Ice packs applied to the outside of your face can also help reduce pain and swelling.
    • If you were given medications, take them according to the instructions. If you have pain medications at home, you may take them according to the instructions.
    • Call the office for a re-examination if your pain, discomfort, or bleeding continues or worsens.
  5. Next Day: Tomorrow morning, start rinsing gently with warm salt water (1/4 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of water) every four (4) hours for two (2) days. DO NOT SPIT.

If any problems or questions arise, please feel free to call the office.

Meet Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Specialist

Normandy Lakewood Dentistry's Dr. Farha

Dr. Tony Farha

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Farha is an expert in wisdom teeth removal, dental surgery, implant dentistry, and bone augmentation, with comprehensive training and research experience in bone regeneration.

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