Why remove wisdom teeth?

The eruption of four wisdom teeth (also called third molars) can pose a threat to your oral health. Wisdom teeth often become impacted and can severely disrupt the alignment of your smile, cause infection, damage the jawbone and lead to long-term oral health issues.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Virtually pain-free wisdom teeth removal. Say goodbye to painful extractions with the expertise of our experienced team. We specialize in wisdom teeth removal for patients throughout the Southeast.

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Issues

Dr. Shelbourne and his team provide more dental implants than any other oral surgeon in the region. To ensure our patients receive the very best dental implants available, we utilize the leading edge Nobel Biocare Dental Implant system.

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Common Questions about Wisdom Teeth Removal

Is this usually a preventative procedure?

More than 10 million wisdom teeth are removed in the United States each year and approximately 60 percent of these extractions are elective and not required at the time.

Why shouldn’t I wait on wisdom teeth removal?

We recommend wisdom teeth removal for patients in their late teens to early twenties. If you wait too long for wisdom teeth removal your jawbone and teeth begin to set. As they get harder, the wisdom teeth are even more difficult to remove and the procedure becomes even more complex.

What should I expect?


To keep you pain-free and comfortable during the procedure, our experienced team will sedate you.


Our highly skilled team typically removes four wisdom teeth in about 15-20 minutes.


When you awake from your procedure, you can expect to feel a bit groggy. We will monitor you until we feel you are ready to head home with the person who brought you.


We will give you some aftercare instructions before you leave. Full recovery time depends on your age and the extent of the procedure.

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Are you missing teeth?


of adults aged 35-44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth.

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