Wisdom Teeth Removal Houma LA
By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.
The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”
Experiencing Wisdom Teeth Issues?
Contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation!
Oral Examination & Consultation
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Saal, Dr. Baughman and Dr. Duplantier can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Drs. Saal, Baughman and Duplantier have the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Process
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed.
Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home.
Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include:
- postoperative instructions
- a prescription for pain medication
- and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
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Patient Review By Todd P
This Dr.Saal is surly one that is few and far in-between. He knows what he's doing. Had a tooth pulled that was bothering me and, had a referral from 2 other doctors. I was very concerned. Had the procedure done and, had ZERO pain the entire time. Dr. Saal Himself called me the Same evening to check on me. Asked if I was ok and, if I needed ANYTHING, don't hesitate to call. I was amazed. This NEVER happens. He will surely be missed when he decides to retire. 150% recommend. Thank you ALL very much.
- Todd P
Patient Review By Kayla D
I highly recommend Dr. Baughman! I was so nervous to have my wisdom teeth removed, but he made the whole experience wonderful. He even calls the night of surgery to check in on you. His staff is very friendly as well!
- Kayla D
Patient Review By Karen B
Amazing office staff! Dr. Baughman was exceptional! He kept me at ease and helped calm my nerves during the procedure. He even made me laugh and may have laughed at me ! The follow up call he made that afternoon was so thoughtful! This office is a class act
- Karen B
Patient Review By Sarah G
I really appreciated that Dr. Baughman called me the night of my procedure to see how I was doing. I thought that was a such a kind gesture & never had a Dr. do that before.
- Sarah G
Patient Review By Sheri K
I highly recommend Dr. Saul. He's very sweet and has a great bedside manner. He removed wisdom teeth for both of my boys. I was shocked when he called me himself to check and see how my boys were doing after their surgeries. I'm very pleased with Dr. Saul and his staff. Everyone is very nice there.
- Sheri K
Patient Review By Akima A
They were awesome, made me comfortable took care of the problem and check on me after . Thanks a bunch
- Akima A
Patient Review By Deborah B
Great bedside manner, I was surprised when he called to check on me in the evening after the surgery.
- Deborah B
Patient Review By Sarah M
They were really nice and made me feel very comfortable. It was my first real surgery and I was very nervous. They made me calm and reassured me it was going to be okay
- Sarah M
Patient Review By Mason B
Wonderful experience. Easy to deal worth customer care.
- Mason B
Patient Review By Shelby C
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Patient Review By Margie W
Ext not very painful
- Margie W
Patient Review By Stephanie P
Overall good experience.
- Stephanie P
Patient Review By Eve G
My doctor was very friendly, personable, and helpful
- Eve G
Patient Review By Lyndsey S
Love the service I received!
- Lyndsey S
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