Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Get Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, normally erupt in your late teens or early twenties. These teeth are often misaligned; they may angle outward or inward or grow horizontally, crowding other teeth. If they can’t erupt, they are considered impacted wisdom teeth. Trapped inside the soft tissues of the mouth, impacted molars easily become infected and cause pain, swelling and general illness. Wisdom teeth pain may be a sign of serious problems. Partially impacted wisdom teeth can be difficult to brush and floss, and they’re more prone to decay.

In many cases, wisdom teeth removal is the best solution. Your dentist can take X-rays to determine the position and health of your wisdom teeth. If removal of a fully erupted wisdom tooth is indicated, it can be extracted like any other tooth.

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, you may be referred to an oral surgeon. Impacted wisdom teeth that are embedded in the jawbone are usually removed in small sections after an incision is made in the gums. Depending on how complex the procedure is, wisdom teeth removal may require oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, or even general anesthesia along with application of a local anesthetic.

What to Expect after Wisdom Teeth Removal

After wisdom teeth removal you may experience pain, swelling, or bleeding. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection. Biting down on a piece of gauze can help stop bleeding, ice may be applied to reduce facial swelling, and pain can be controlled with medications. You’ll probably need to adopt a liquid or soft food diet for several days while you recover. Follow all your dentist’s instructions carefully to get the best results.

It may take several weeks or even months for complete healing to occur, but your mouth should be relatively comfortable within a week or two. Report any unusual, continuing, or worsening symptoms to your dentist or oral surgeon promptly.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
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Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with a tooth extraction in preparation for an implant. The entire process was thorough, efficient and overall pleasant considering the type of work done.
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The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
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Friendly and caring staff
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Everyone in the office is very pleasant, and professional.
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Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
Really love Sara my hygienist and Dr.Torres explains every detail of procedures very clearly.
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The staff here is great! Going to the dentist has always been a fear of mine but i actually left this place with a smile on my face. A huge thank you to Leci!
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My spouse and I have been a long time customer of Advanced Dental Care and seen many Dentist come and go. The standards continue to reamain high.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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