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Did you know that 85% of Americans get their wisdom teeth removed? While wisdom teeth removal is most common during adolescent years, it is a common procedure that can be performed on patients of any age.

Even though it is a common procedure, there still are some questions about wisdom teeth removal, and we are here to set the record straight by answering some of those questions, such as:

  • Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

young male smiling after Wisdom Teeth Removal in Savage, MN, Apple Valley, Shakopee, Burnsville, Eagan, LakevilleThere are many reasons why wisdom teeth are removed. Not only will the removal of wisdom teeth prevent the teeth from shifting, but removal can significantly reduce the risk of periodontal disease and tooth infection.

  • Does everyone need their wisdom teeth removed?

No. While the majority of individuals will require wisdom teeth removal, individuals that have a large enough jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth will likely not need to have their wisdom teeth extracted.

  • What does the procedure include?

Wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient procedure that is performed under anesthesia. The removal of gum tissue, or in some cases jawbone, is needed to extract teeth.

  • How long does the procedure take?

The entire procedure will take approximately 90 minutes, and that includes post-surgical observation time.

  • How long is wisdom tooth removal recovery?

The recovery time for wisdom tooth removal depends on the patient. In most cases, patients can expect recovery in 3-4 days and no more than a full week.

At Dakota Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer safe and professional wisdom teeth removal for Savage, MN, Apple Valley, Shakopee, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, and the surrounding areas. Serving patients of all ages, our team of highly skilled professionals ensures your optimal safety and comfort during wisdom teeth removal procedures.

With decades of combined experience, our oral surgeon team is the preferred choice for oral and maxillofacial surgery in our community. Get in touch with us today to learn more about wisdom teeth removal for Savage, MN, Apple Valley, Shakopee, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, and the surrounding areas.