Expert Care from Idaho’s Top Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the mouth, they can develop during the teen and early adult years, causing complications if not managed appropriately. Early evaluation from your dental provider (dentist or orthodontist) in the form of radiographic imaging (panorex) is recommended periodically starting at a young age.
Malpositioned or impacted wisdom teeth can cause many problems if left untreated. The pressure from an erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and can cause overcrowding of teeth, even after orthodontic treatment. Removal of the impact tooth/teeth usually resolves these problems. Early evaluation is recommended. With an oral examination and x-rays, Dr. Cullum can evaluate the position of wisdom teeth and advise you of potential issues.
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. Cullum and his 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.
Steps for Treatment
How to Get the Best Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in Idaho
- Step 1: Schedule Your Appointment
If you need an oral or maxillofacial surgeon, or you notice any alarming symptoms, give us a call right away. We will be happy to set up a consultation and are ready to answer any questions you might have.
- Step 2: Get an In-Depth Consultation
At your initial appointment, we will go over your concerns and assess the situation. We may decide to take x-rays or perform other diagnostic procedures. Then we will walk you through your options to determine the one that is right for you.
- Step 3: Prepare for Your Surgery
Once you arrive for your procedure, we will walk you through everything you need to know so you know what to expect during and after the procedure. While many oral procedures are quick and require minimal downtime, some may require general anesthesia, so you may wish to have someone to drive you home.
- Step 4: Your Procedure
Once all your questions have been answered and you have the information you need to move forward, we will begin your procedure. We offer a wide range of sedation techniques, including nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and dental IV sedation for your comfort.
- Step 5: Receive Post-Care Instructions
After your procedure, our highly-trained staff will lead you to our comfortable recovery area and give you detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions to protect against infection and encourage fast healing. We will also generally schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure you are healing correctly.
How Much Do Our Procedures Cost?
We are committed to ensuring that our patients have access to the best care possible. That is why we work with all major insurance companies and provide generous and affordable payment plans. If you are in pain due to a dental issue and don’t have insurance, don’t delay care due to cost. Give us a call to find out how we can help.
The Implants Northwest Difference
At Implants Northwest, we are committed to providing world-class service you won’t find anywhere else. Dr. Daniel Cullum is an expert in his field and has been an international speaker, contributed to several textbooks, and been a visiting lecturer at several universities. He works with leading anesthesiologist Dr. Montandon to ensure patient safety and comfort during the most complex procedures.
Countless Healthy, Happy Patients
We offer transformative oral-maxillofacial surgeries that help our clients gain a new sense of comfort and function. Here’s what your neighbors in Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint to say about Implants Northwest.