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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Most teens and adults eventually require wisdom teeth extraction to avoid dental complications.

Our prosthodontists perform gentle wisdom teeth surgery at our office in Boston, MA.

Learn more about wisdom teeth removal by James M. Stein, DMD, and his team...

Choose Our Prosthodontists for Wisdom Teeth Removal

At our practice in Boston, MA, Drs. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein perform wisdom teeth surgery for teens and adults. Thanks to their specialized training and Dr. James Stein's decades of experience, our prosthodontists are able to handle wisdom tooth cases without referrals to oral surgeons.

Wisdom teeth removal by our doctors involves little to no discomfort. They utilize the most gentle techniques of modern oral and maxillofacial surgery, and we offer sedation options to help our patients relax.

If you or your child is in need of wisdom teeth removal, request a consultation with our doctors today.

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Amy Baird

2020

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Dr. James Stein is a world-class dentist.  I was referred to him years ago by a renowned periodontist because my mouth's challenges require the expertise of a highly trained, innovative and meticulous professional.  For nearly three decades, Dr. Stein has provided me and my family with superior care... Dr. Stein has also transformed my dysfunctional bite and teeth. My mouth is healthy, and I am proud of my beautiful smile.  If you want the best dentist become his patient.

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Heather Bartel

2019

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I first saw Dr. Brett Stein a few years ago for a dental emergency—he was extremely calm and knowledgeable and put my mind at ease during what could have been a stressful experience.  Since then, I have been back to the office regularly for cleanings and check-ups, and it’s always been a great experience. I trust the Stein Esthetics team completely and highly recommend them for high quality dental care.

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Were You Told You Need an Extraction? Don't Worry, You Are Not Alone...

Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Teeth Now?

If you've been told you need this procedure, or if your teen requires wisdom teeth removal, you should act promptly. Otherwise, the impacted teeth could cause damage that could be costly to fix in the future.

Many parents choose to have their children's wisdom teeth removed before they can cause issues.

Common Signs You Need Treatment

  • Chronic bad breath or a persistent bad taste in your mouth
  • Red, swollen gums that may be painful
  • Jaw pain
  • Cavities in the wisdom tooth, which can spread to other teeth
  • Sinus problems such as pain, headaches, and congestion
  • Crooked teeth pushed out of alignment by pressure from wisdom teeth

What to Expect during Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you require this form of maxillofacial surgery, a consultation at our office in Boston is the first step. During this appointment, one of our doctors will examine your smile and review your medical history to ensure that you can safely undergo the procedure. X-ray images will be taken to plan a precise surgery that maximizes comfort and expedites healing.
Your entire procedure can be completed in just 30 to 60 minutes.

Day of Your Procedure

Your entire procedure can be completed in just 30 to 60 minutes.

Ensuring Your Comfort

On the day of your oral surgery, Dr. Stein will administer local anesthesia. Sedation options are available if you are uncomfortable or need help relaxing.

If Erupted...

If your wisdom tooth is fully above the gum line, the doctor will gently rock it back and forth and lift it from the socket. If necessary, he will separate the tooth into smaller pieces to be removed.

If Impacted ... 

If the wisdom tooth is impacted, the doctor will create an incision to access the tooth. He will close the incision with dissolvable sutures.

Simple Steps to a Speedy Recovery

  • Patients will be given gauze to control bleeding, which should subside within a few hours. Be sure to change the gauze every 30 to 60 minutes. It also helps to keep your head elevated to minimize bleeding and swelling.
  • Over-the-counter pain medications can be taken to control discomfort, which may last a few hours to a few days.
  • Brush and floss gently near the incisions and eat a diet of soft foods for a few days following the procedure.
  • Avoid using straws and eating crunchy foods. These actions can dislodge the blood clot that forms in the socket, potentially leading to a painful condition called dry socket that can result in infection. 
  • Do not smoke during the healing period.

We Can Answer Your Questions

Wisdom teeth can cause a range of oral health conditions that are easily avoided with an extraction. If you have a complicated case, our prosthodontists, like oral and maxillofacial surgeons, have the advanced training needed for more difficult removals.

Contact our office online today to request a consultation, or call us at:

(617) 227-6076

Drs. Stein

James M. Stein, DMD

Our dental practice has been trusted by Boston patients for over 30 years. Together, Dr. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein are members of various renowned organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Prosthodontists

If you are ready to achieve optimal oral and overall health, call our office at (617) 227-6076 or request an appointment online.

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