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Matt Hlavacek, MD, DDS
Jason Baker, DDS

Oral and facial surgery


Wisdom Tooth Removal
Conveniently located to serve Kansas City

With wisdom teeth removal in Kansas City, we can help you avoid excruciating pain and mouth diseases from impacted wisdom teeth. Problems brought about by wisdom teeth can range from tooth decay to gum diseases to bacterial infection, as well as immense pain.

These issues can easily overwhelm a person and hinder their daily life. If your wisdom teeth are causing symptoms like these, come in and have them removed for your relief and peace of mind.


Wisdom teeth are typically the last to erupt within the mouth. Some of us are unaffected by their presence, while others develop painful conditions that require immediate extraction.

Wisdom teeth often start posing a problem when they become impacted. This term refers to the emergence of the wisdom tooth from an angle that disturbs the tooth beside it, as well as the gums.

Frequent bouts of pain are the strongest indicator that wisdom tooth removal should be considered. Extraction is necessary during these cases, since leaving the issue untreated will likely lead to gradual aggravation of the surrounding teeth and gums, jaw soreness, bad breath, and other mouth diseases.

Wisdom tooth removal is very common and is recommended for teens and young adults to avoid complications in the future.

Call 816-286-4126 today to schedule your treatment or consultation.

Who can benefit from wisdom tooth removal?

Wisdom tooth removal is an extremely common outpatient procedure. You may benefit from extraction if your wisdom teeth:

  • Have erupted in an abnormal position
  • Are impacted below the gum line
  • Have developed an infection
  • Have inflicted damage to existing teeth
  • Have caused jaw misalignment

It is best to remove impacted or un-erupted wisdom teeth between the ages of 15-25.Your surgeon will be able to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed following an oral and radiographic exam.

Wisdom tooth presentation

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The consultation with Dr. Matthew Hlavacek about wisdom tooth removal will involve a review of your medical history, mainly your oral health and any previous dental treatments or surgeries you have undergone. A dental examination will be performed to evaluate the mouth, gums, teeth, jaw, and positioning of your wisdom teeth. This is necessary to assess which procedure is best for you.

Furthermore, Dr. Hlavacek may require additional imaging of your mouth to fully understand the situation. This is especially vital in cases where there may be delicate nerves involved.

What to expect during your wisdom tooth removal

Wisdom tooth removal is generally performed under sedation with a local anesthetic. Your surgeon will begin by removing the gum tissue surrounding your wisdom teeth. If the teeth are impacted, an incision will be made into the gum tissue to access the tooth. A high-speed hand piece is sometimes necessary to drill through bone that may be covering impacted wisdom teeth.

Once your wisdom teeth are visible, your surgeon will gently loosen each tooth from its socket, using specialized tools. In some cases, your teeth will need to be extracted in small sections to minimize the amount of bone that needs to be removed. Following removal, dissolvable sutures will be used to close incisions.

After your wisdom tooth removal

For the first several days following surgery, you may experience some pain and facial swelling. Pain medication may be used to alleviate your discomfort. Normal dental hygiene routines can be resumed right away, but it is important to avoid brushing the treatment area. Most patients are able to participate in normal activities within a few days, but complete healing may take several months.

You may be advised to avoid consuming certain foods and beverages, including alcohol and caffeine, since these are both strong substances that can damage the treated area. Using straws should also be postponed for a period of time after the surgery to avoid complications.

Eat soft and easily digestible food for a while. Follow the given instructions on proper dental cleaning and protection, and use advised products as directed.

Understanding the risks of wisdom tooth removal

All surgical procedures present a degree of risk and uncertainty. These risks will be discussed in depth during the consultation process. Some risks may include bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, dry socket and paresthesia (nerve damage).


The cost of wisdom teeth removal is determined by the complexity of the procedure, including the time and difficulty involved in removing your wisdom teeth. The overall price will include anesthetic fees, as well as any additional treatments.

If you’re ready to take the next step

Wisdom teeth can cause some of the worst dental discomfort, and wisdom tooth removal in Kansas City is the ideal solution. Contact us to schedule a consultation for wisdom tooth removal. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery time.