Wisdom Teeth Vero Beach FL

Third Molars | Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Wisdom Tooth Removal

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.”

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

Experiencing Wisdom Teeth Issues?

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Colgan 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. Dr. Colganhas the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

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, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week to ensure proper healing. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Vero Beach Office Phone Number (772) 770-9191.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the wisdom tooth removal process, please click the image below. It will launch our educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Overview

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Vero Beach Surgical Arts

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The procedure went smooth as well as the follow up.

- Andrea P

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My teenage daughter needed her impacted wisdom teeth removed. We had heard so many bad stories, so I decided to look into other oral surgeons in our area. I found Dr. Colgan through his website and checked his reviews. They were all very good so we scheduled an appointment, they could not have been any nicer to us. My daughter was extremely nervous about the procedure, but we had a very easy and 100% positive experience. They told us exactly what to expect & what to do, and we had zero problems. The entire staff was AMAZING! Very friendly & caring. My other daughter will be getting hers out in a few months too. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Colgan's office for anyone needing his services.

- Lisa P

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Was so nervous about getting my Wisdom teeth removed, however I had a great experience, I had no pain and minimum swelling. The staff was great and super friendly!

- Megan P

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Very easy experience with an amazing staff!

- katherine c

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Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff committed to patients' comfort and recovery—highly recommend visiting for any procedure.

- Brendan M

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The recovery was very easy. I didn't have any issues during the surgery or after! I was very pleased.

- Kathryn R

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Absolutely no pain at all. The entire process was very easy, and I would recommend to a friend.

- Giorgia E

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Everything was perfect. Wisdom teeth extraction was not painful whatsoever and the whole staff was very friendly and polite.

- Braulio V

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Dr. Colgan and his staff are hands down the best there are in Vero Beach. I thank them so much for making this process as easy as it was.

- Brittney W

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I was very nervous for this procedure but Dr. Colgan and the staff were really wonderful and put me at ease. The staff here is awesome and I have already mentioned you guys to my coworkers and friends! Thanks again for everything!

- shaina j

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All the staff in the office made it so I had a good experience with my Wisdom Teeth removal. The surgery was professionally done, quick and painless. I would definitely recommend others who need their wisdom teeth taken out to come here.

- Alex M

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Quick and easy, Doctor Andrew Colgan and staff seem to be great people and even better at their job, had my operation done in less than one hour and only needed really a 24 hour recovery I was able to get back to work with only two day off. minimal pain and able to start eating regular food in only one week. Wonderful experience.

- Drew F

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Great experience

- Mitch S

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I had a great experience having my wisdom teeth removed, everyone was really friendly over the phone and at the office. Dr. Colgan was very knowledgeable kind and compassionate. The procedure was truly painless and they made sure to check on me during my recovery. I would definitely recommend his practice.

- luisa l

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Ignore all the hype about getting your wisdom teeth out! Dr. Colgan is the bomb. I had no visible swelling or bruising at all and would recommend him to any one that has to get their wisdom teeth out. It was honestly nothing and I probably spent 2 hours total in their office throughout this whole experience!

- Allie M

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Everything went perfect.

- shawn m

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over all great experience. very nice. doctor checked up on me multiple times and was very very nice

- madison C

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Phenomenal surgeon! daughter had wisdom teeth out. Did not feel any pain. if you have anxieties about dental work, this is the doctor for you! excellent work with very friendly staff! Extremely qualified surgeon with RN as assistant. will be taking all my children to him. Thank you for such painless dental work!

- Mary H

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Staff made me feel very comfortable.

- Angela R

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I had a great experience, its a wonderful workplace and they removed all 4 of my wisdom teeth is a very timely manner and made the whole situation as easy and painless as it could possibly be, I am very satisfied with my out come.

- brian s

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great doctor easy scheduling

- john mcenerney p

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Everything went well, thankyou!

- Molli S

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excellent, would highly recommend.

- Michael G

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Everything about the procedure was clearly explained. I experienced no pain during the procedure and in the days after having all four wisdom teeth removed. This is a very well run and professional office and has my recommendation all the way. Dr. Colgan is superb. I'll be back!

- Nicholas S

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Smooth recover and very friendly staff.

- Thomas T

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Overall a wonderful experience and wasn't nearly as bad as I thought the procedure would be!

- Sarah K

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Very satisfied with the care I received here. The staff is very friendly and answer any and all question I had. Setting up appointments went smoothly. I will definitely come back if I ever need anything other type of dental care.

- Zach L

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Very anxious initially, but overall experience was much better than anticipated. Liz rocks! Would recommend to anyone needing wisdom teeth extraction. Thank you Dr. Colgan and team! 🙂

- Zach B

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Friendly, professional, peaceful atmosphere set by both the staff and Dr. Colgan. Dr. Colgan and staff genuinely care about the patient and his/her recovery. A+!

- Brandon R

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I received a very well explained walk through on my procedure. The entire staff made me feel like I was at home during both my visits!

- Miguel R

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I had went to my original dentist because I had to remove my wisdom teeth, my dentist was only able to do my top 2 an was attempting to do one of the bottoms that was in a difficult position, finally after my dentist continued to try to get one of the bottom wisdom teeth out , I kept telling my dentist I was in pain, my dentist stopped the procedure and stated that I would need to go to Dr Colgan to be sedated and have the bottom wisdom teeth removed, it was the best choice that could that was made , the experience I had at Dr Colgans office was AMAZING , I wish I would have had ALL 4 removed at his office, everyone in the office is so professional and nice , they made me feel so comfortable , they made sure I understood clearly what was going to happen to me , the same night of my surgery Dr colgan even called me to make sure I was doing well , which was very nice , and completely unexpected, , I would HIGHLY recommend going to Dr colgan,

- Hillary B

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Dr. Colgan and his staff were very professional in both the consultation and more importantly the surgery. They answered any and all questions myself or my family had and the operation was painless. I would highly recommend Dr. Colgan to anyone that is interested or in need of getting their wisdom teeth out!

- Karson D

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Overall great experience!

- Haley S.

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the procedure is painless, overall it not as bad as expexted.

- meimei

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Staff and doctor were friendly. All of the questions I had were answered quickly. My recovery was painless and the procedure went better than I had anticipated.

- Danai S

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great and friendly staff, was nervous, but they made me feel comfortable and prepared. surgery went smoothly without any issues and very little pain, definitely would recommend to a friend or anyone needing their wisdom teeth removed.

- brandon p

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I was nervous about the surgery, but the staff and Dr. Colgan made me feel relaxed.

- Kalani P

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I was very well taken care of. I have absolutely no complaints!

- brooke a

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Had a great experience! Everything went smoothly!

- Carter S

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The nurses were very nice and helpful before, during and after surgery. Dr. Colgan was very informative and he is great at what he does.

- Makala P

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Awesome, went better than expected.

- Sara N.

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This was my first surgery I have gone through, and the care and friendliness I received was amazing. Woke up the next day with very little pain and motivated to do more than I was expecting to be able to do. In the beginning, I constantly had to cancel my appointments, but with the staff's help we got an appointment and I felt very taken care of from there on.

- Patrick S

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I would recommend them to anyone who was in need of their services!

- Caitlin B.

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I had a great experience at Dr. colgan. He took great care of all my needs!

- maricruz van wyk

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I would highly recommend Dr.cologan to my friends.

- dewey l.

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I would recommend Dr.Colgan to my friends and family!

- sherri p

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everything was great and went smoothly!

- Kayla N.

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You are the best!

- Kristie A.

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Procedure was painless! Short recovery time, awesome doctor!

- lisa T

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It was great, barely any wait and everyone here is really nice 🙂 .

- Brett G

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