Why Do I Need Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars at the back of your mouth. Some people can live with these teeth in their mouths without any issues and will maintain positive oral health. Unfortunately, others may experience a variety of issues when their wisdom teeth come in, resulting in the need for removal.

Often, wisdom teeth that erupt can grow in at various angles, sometimes horizontally and lead to a myriad of more serious dental problems.

It is usually recommended that a dentist look at your wisdom teeth when you are between ages 16 and 19 because that is when the teeth begin to grow. Even if there is no pain when these teeth appear, there are other issues they can create in the mouth.


Wisdom teeth can cause damage to other teeth as they grow, cause gums to become inflamed or infected, and will damage your jaw if they develop cysts or tumors. For those who have existing dental issues or crowns placed in the mouth, the growth of wisdom teeth can worsen a condition and ruin orthodontic treatment.

The team of dentists at Smilovits DDS understand that removing wisdom teeth in a timely manner is crucial to maintaining oral health. While patients can have these teeth removed at any time, the younger the patient, the easier the surgery. We are available to meet with all ages of patients on a one-to-one basis to give you our full attention. We will ensure you understand the growth of your teeth and determine if removal is the best option for you.

How to Find a Great Dentist for Tooth Removal

A dentist should outline the dental procedure before it takes place and have a proper post-surgery treatment plan prepared for every patient.

A tooth extraction is a serious procedure and you will want a certified and experienced dentist performing your wisdom tooth removal. Research your dentist before choosing a practice and ask any questions you may have about the procedure beforehand.

Smilovits DDS is always ready to discuss a procedure with you and will not begin treatment until every patient sees a written and mutually agreed-upon treatment plan. Your dentist should be able to outline the exact problem you are facing and why your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Every case is different and not all of your wisdom teeth may have to come out.



Our trained dentists will give you a second opinion if you have been told that all your teeth must be pulled out. We will not complete an oral surgery unless we decide that it is the best possible option. Another factor to consider when choosing a dentist for wisdom tooth removal is the cost.

In many cases insurance can help cover much of the cost. Call Smilovits DDS to see what insurance providers we regularly work with. After any type of tooth removal, it is important to rest and follow the orders from your dentist as far as cleaning and oral care. Your dentist should have a care plan for you after removing your teeth and be available if anything should happen post-surgery.

Why Choose Smilovits DDS for Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Smilovits DDS offers 24/7 emergency service for our patients to help if they have an oral health emergency or need to ask questions regarding a recent surgery. We have been serving the people of the Cleveland area since 1984 and every doctor in the practice is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

We offer a variety of dental services and our trained dentists are available for 24/7 emergency service.

We only use state-of-the-art tools when performing dental procedures to ensure your mouth is given the highest quality care. Same-day appointments are always welcome, and we offer free consultations.




New patients receive an exam, x-ray, and personalized consultation for just $99. Wisdom teeth removal is only one of the many services we offer including dental cleanings and exams, crowns and bridges, dentures, and more. No matter what your dental need, Smilovits DDS is there to put the patient first. Call for an appointment at 216-464-9696.

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