Kiss wisdom teeth goodbye.
Why say goodbye to your teen’s wisdom teeth? First, not saying goodbye to wisdom teeth during the late teens, early twenties often leads to other tooth related problems like infections, abscesses and damage to other teeth. Second, kissing wisdom teeth goodbye during the late teens is easier, less painful and recovery is that much faster for your son or daughter.
Timing is everything! The late high school, early college years are considered the “golden years” for plucking out wisdom teeth. That’s because the wisdom teeth are almost completely in place but the roots are still short, making removal easier and recovery faster.
Don’t undo a beautiful smile.
If you’ve spent thousands of dollars on braces for your child, putting off having wisdom teeth removed can turn a proud smile into a frown. Wisdom teeth can crowd the mouth and cause other teeth to shift and become misaligned. Bye bye Hollywood smile.
Shortened school year. Cancelled vacations. No sports. Let’s do this.
COVID-19 has changed much of our daily lives. With so many of our regular activities postponed, now is the perfect time to say goodbye to those wisdom teeth. No need to worry about missing school or sports.
We are diligent when it comes to ditching germs.
As a medical office, we have always been meticulous about cleanliness. In the wake of COVID, it was easy for us to integrate the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association’s guidelines and recommendations to keep our patients safe – because we were already doing most of them!
We have introduced some updates like spacing out patient appointments, streamlining the check-in process, sterilizing our waiting room more often, and giving our patients masks to help keep everyone safe.
Why choose OMSA to say goodbye to wisdom teeth?
Even though your kids are teenagers or halfway through college, they’re still your babies. Our board-certified doctors and caring staff will take extra good care of them. Dr. Porter, Dr. Ratliff and Dr. Doles bring years of training and expertise and have performed thousands of wisdom tooth procedures.
Their years of experience and training, along with their commitment to the highest quality of care make them trusted experts in their field. Their top priority is to provide you with exceptional care, contributing to less pain and faster recovery time.
Three things parents should know about OMSA:
We prescribe narcotics sparingly.
Narcotics addiction is a serious problem in America. Our doctors use minimally invasive surgery techniques, Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and longer lasting numbing medication to reduce the need for narcotics. Of course when necessary, we will prescribe narcotics to alleviate pain.
We use the body to heal itself.
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a medical technique in which we take a small amount of the patient’s blood and run it through a machine that separates the blood into a flexible three layer fiber or clot used to cover the space where the tooth was.
This technique helps the mouth heal faster with less swelling and pain. PRF also greatly reduces the risk of dry socket. The body is amazing at taking care of itself. There is nothing added, so it’s 100% you, but concentrated!
We have our own in-house surgical suite.
For patients with difficult teeth or complex medical histories, we can safely treat them in our state-of-the-art outpatient operating room, which is attended by a board certified anesthesiologist affiliated with a local hospital group.
This means we rarely have to take patients to a traditional hospital. Most patients and parents find that our office provides a more comfortable and less stressful environment than a traditional hospital setting.