Wisdom Teeth Removal in Manchester

Manchester Oral Surgery provides wisdom teeth removal in Manchester, NH. Call 603-622-9441 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

It would probably not surprise you to learn that wisdom teeth removal is one of our most performed services. That being said, we choose not to focus on the number of surgeries we perform, but rather take great pride in offering each of our patients quality care with personalized attention to their comfort.

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often erupt in the late teens or early 20s, although they can erupt even sooner. Occasionally these teeth are able to fully emerge from the gums without causing any issues. However, for many patients, when wisdom teeth erupt or try to erupt, they cause pain or infection. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they are either completely or partially trapped beneath the gum line, which can cause complications in adjacent teeth, tissue, and bone.

Indications that Wisdom Teeth should be Removed

xray showing impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth removal is needed when:

  • One or more wisdom teeth are completely trapped in the jawbone or soft tissues (impacted)
  • One or more wisdom teeth are partially impacted
  • A wisdom tooth is infected
  • Patients have trouble brushing and flossing their wisdom teeth
  • Wisdom teeth are triggering headaches or jaw pain
  • After oral examination and imaging, Dr. Abel determines that your wisdom teeth will cause future oral health issues

Most wisdom teeth surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art office under appropriate anesthesia for maximum patient comfort. Dr. Abel has the training, licensure, and experience to provide various anesthesia types for patients and select the best alternative for their cases. These include local anesthesia, enteral sedation (combination of oral medication with some “laughing gas”), or, more commonly, a parenteral IV anesthetic. Occasionally, special circumstances dictate that the procedure be performed with general anesthesia in a hospital operating room or surgery center.

Our office will follow up with a phone call approximately one week after your wisdom tooth surgery to determine whether or not you will need to return for a post-op appointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 603-622-9441.

Manchester Oral Surgery provides wisdom teeth removal in Manchester, NH. Call 603-622-9441 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Manchester Oral Surgery?

At Manchester Oral Surgery, we specialize in wisdom teeth extractions. Here are some of the reasons why patients choose our practice:

  • Sedation anesthesia ensures that you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) helps minimize the risk of developing dry socket after wisdom tooth extraction for an easier recovery
  • Dr. Abel is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Manchester Oral Surgery is consistently named in New Hampshire Magazine’s Top Dentists edition for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Our highly-trained, kind, and compassionate care team who all work together to guide your treatment
  • Individualized, professional, patient-centered care


What happens if I never get my wisdom teeth removed?

Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. If yours have erupted without causing any issues, there’s no reason to have them extracted. If, on the other hand, you have trouble reaching them for brushing, they may be more prone to decay and infection. Wisdom teeth that are impacted can cause pain, and those that are partially impacted are at higher risk of infection.

At what age should my wisdom teeth erupt?

Wisdom teeth often erupt in the late teens or early 20s, although they can erupt even sooner.

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

You may feel pressure, movement, and pulling during a wisdom tooth extraction, but you won’t feel any pain. The area will be numbed to ensure your comfort. Sedation anesthesia is often an option as well.

Is it bad to have all four wisdom teeth removed at once?

No—in fact, we recommend extracting all of your wisdom teeth at the same time. Then, you only need to have one procedure and one recovery period, which makes the process easier for you.

What are the benefits of removing my wisdom teeth?

Removing your wisdom teeth can make your remaining teeth more cleansable and lower your risk of gum disease in the area. If your teeth are impacted, having them extracted can alleviate pain and infection.

Call 603-622-9441 to learn more or to schedule an appointment