Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, your third molars, are the last to emerge and often lack the necessary space in your mouth, leading to impaction, pain, and discomfort. At Bay Area OSM, we specialize in the surgical removal of wisdom teeth, ensuring a seamless and comfortable process from consultation to recovery.

Why Removal Might Be Necessary

The impaction of wisdom teeth can cause several problems, including:

  • Infections, such as pericoronitis
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues and jaw pain
  • Formation of cysts and abscesses

Delaying treatment for impacted wisdom teeth not only exacerbates pain but also increases the risk of these complications.

The Surgical Process Unveiled

Undergoing wisdom teeth removal at Bay Area OSM is designed for your utmost comfort. Our procedures typically involve sedation or general anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. Our skilled oral surgeons meticulously remove the wisdom teeth, even if they are deeply impacted, to prevent future dental issues.

Post-Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

Recovery after wisdom teeth removal is generally swift. We'll guide you through the initial recovery phase, advising on everything from managing pain to avoiding complications like dry socket. For detailed post-care instructions, visit our post-surgical care page.

Frequently Asked Questions on Wisdom Teeth Removal


You will be helped to feel comfortable during your tooth extraction. Your surgeon will apply a local anesthetic to block the pain. During the procedure, you may request more anesthetic if needed. You will also be offered a sedative to help you feel relaxed. All these options will be discussed with you prior to your extraction so that the medication can be tailored to your needs.  


Wisdom teeth extraction is a same-day surgery procedure. After the extraction, you will be able to go home. Someone will have to take you home as the sedatives will have a strong effect until the next day. For the first few days, you should only do light work to allow your body time to recover. You will also need to be careful with the things that you eat. Crispy or hard foods should be avoided whilst your gums heal. Instead, you can eat things like pasta, soft rice, and yogurt. Also, avoid drinking through a straw. You can return to your normal diet after your gum has healed.


After your extraction, you will likely feel some discomfort. It should only last a few days and you can treat any pain with over the counter painkillers. If, in a rare case, that it doesn’t seem to be healing well, or you are suffering from the symptoms below, then call the surgeon’s office as soon as possible.

  • Heavy bleeding or extreme pain after 4 hours since the extraction
  • Indications of infection including chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • An excessive amount of discharge
  • Coughing, shortness of breath, or chest pain.

Premier Wisdom Teeth Removal in the Bay Area

Bay Area OSM boasts 12 locations across the Bay Area, making it convenient to find expert wisdom teeth removal near you. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards resolving wisdom teeth issues with the region's leading oral surgeons.

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