Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, generally between the ages of 17 and 25. A tooth becomes impacted when there is a lack of space in the dental arch and its growth and eruption are prevented by overlying gum, bone or another tooth. Impacted and partially impacted teeth can be painful and lead to infection. They may also crowd or damage adjacent teeth or roots. More serious problems may occur if the sac surrounding the impacted tooth becomes filled with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst.Despite the considerable concern regarding impacted third molars, several recent studies found that third molars which have broken through the tissue and erupted into the mouth in a normal, upright position may be just as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted. Not all problems related to third molars are painful or visible. Damage can occur without your being aware of it. No one can predict when third molar complications will occur, but when they do, the circumstances can be much more painful and the teeth more difficult to treat. This is why a focused consultation with Dr. Koos, who specializes in the removal of wisdom teeth, is crucial and of great oral health benefit. It is estimated that greater than 85% of third molars will eventually need to be removed.
Your removed wisdom teeth also hold the power to protect your future. They are a source of your own powerful stem cells powerful stem cells, which can be preserved very easily at the time of your wisdom tooth removal procedure.
Wisdom teeth removal cost – tooth extraction cost can vary greatly depending whether or not a patient has insurance or does not carry dental insurance. Even comparing different dental insurance plans, the level of coverage and the amounts of a patient’s co-pay can be significantly different from one company to another. The cost of removal of a tooth also depends greatly on the type of extraction that is being performed. Several different types of tooth extraction related to third molars are: surgical extractions, soft tissue impacted extractions, partial bony impacted extractions, and full bony impacted extractions. Each of these increases in complexity and, as such, there is an increase in fee. Our office is in network with many dental insurance companies and we will work very hard as your advocate to allow you to take advantage of your insurance benefits to their maximum. We also offer interest-free financing to help with any co-pay amounts that are a barrier for some patients. Our fee-for-service (non-insurance), usual and customary fees are formulated from a national database, the NDAS (National Dental Advisory Service) and are determined specific to the zip codes of our practice in Illinois. At ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Koos utilizes recent advances in medicine and state-of-the-art technology to allow patients to undergo wisdom teeth removal in a manner that promotes rapid healing and minimal post-operative discomfort. Ora Surgery practices eco-friendly dentistry®, using green solutions everyday to meet the needs of our patients. At ORA® Studios your wisdom teeth removal will be safely and pleasantly carried out under the maximal comforts of sedation.
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Absolute great experience!
It was over before I knew it! Dr. Koos and his staff are so peaceful and the surgery/recovery area has an extremely calming aura. I am currently on day one after surgery and I have minimal pain & soreness, no swelling or excess bleeding. I will definitely be back for any of my future oral surgery needs!
Very professional and friendly staff. Went in for wisdom teeth consultation and then removal. Doctors were very friendly, explaining the procedure throughly, what to expect, and answering all my questions.
Dr. Koos Rocks!
Dr. Koos and his team ROCK! I remember the day I walked in to get a consultation done for the removal of all 4 of my wisdom teeth and how comfortable I felt when I first met him.
I discovered ORA about 6 years ago when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I had such a great experience with Dr Koos and the team and immediately became a fan of ORA.