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Wisdom Teeth Removal Gainesville, GA
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Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to develop inside the mouth during the oh so wise years of age 15-25. These teeth develop later and erupt later than the other permanent teeth. The typical mouth is only designed to hold 28 teeth, therefore erupting wisdom teeth can cause serious issues within the mouth. Crowding of the teeth can occur, or the wisdom teeth can become impacted below the gum line and cause an infection of the gums known as Pericoronitis.

In most cases, it is best to extract the wisdom teeth prior to them causing issues within the mouth. Because the wisdom teeth develop later than the other permanent teeth, their root systems are shallow. Therefore, wisdom teeth removal is typically a preventive procedure done before issues become present.

Wisdom teeth removal is a common and relatively simple procedure done on an out-patient basis. The patient is put under anesthesia: local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and laughing gas are the most common aesthetics used for the procedure. The wisdom teeth and their roots are removed from the back of the mouth, and the sockets where the teeth were located are sewn up with dissolvable sutures. Recovery time is relatively quick, taking less than a week to be back to normal. Post-operative instructions are given to help minimize pain. Following a liquid diet for two days, followed by a soft-foods diet for a few days will allow you to stay healthy while allowing the body to recover. It is very important that patients follow their post-operative instructions carefully to prevent any complications, such as an infection in the gums or a dry socket.

At Gainesville Dental Group, we offer comprehensive dental care services to patients throughout Hall County. From preventative care, general care, to restorative dental care – our dentists offer outstanding dentistry. Please contact us today to schedule a dental appointment.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.