Is Your Child Scheduled for Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

We have found wisdom teeth extraction is often the first time a person has ever has surgery, and young patients can be frightened by what is ahead for them. We encourage open conversation with our young patients and our dental team of professionals so we can ease any fears, and answer any questions about the procedure and healing afterward. Please... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Information

After oral surgery, either to remove wisdom teeth or another procedure, Dr. Petrusha and Dr. Selasky recommend eating a diet of soft foods and to avoid hot or cold temperatures in foods and beverages. We recommend foods such as mashed potatoes, pudding, and applesauce. Patients need to remain eating soft foods for approximately a week or two after surgery. When... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Basics

How do you know if you are a candidate for wisdom teeth extraction? Dr. Petrusha and Dr. Selasky will recommend the procedure based on X-rays and your oral health. When examining an X-ray, the wisdom teeth can be seen, even if they have not emerged yet as they are fully formed under your gum line. If the teeth appear to... read more »