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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Marion, OH

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when they’re healthy and properly aligned. However, it’s highly likely that they’ll be misaligned or impacted, causing many problems.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, crowding, and infection. They’re also more difficult to keep clean, leading to decay and gum disease. Wisdom teeth removal is the best way to prevent these problems from occurring.

Dr. Yanich has extensive experience in wisdom teeth removal. Yanich Oral Surgery will work with you to ensure that the procedure is as smooth and painless as possible. Contact us today to learn more about wisdom teeth removal or to schedule a consultation! Wisdom teeth removal in Marion, OH, has never been easier!

Examination Process

Dr. Yanich will always thoroughly examine the wisdom teeth and those surrounding them before any procedure. To evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth, he takes panoramic or digital X-rays. This will also help diagnose any current problems and what potential future problems might exist.

Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Not everyone will require wisdom teeth extraction. But if your wisdom teeth are causing problems or are likely to cause problems in the future, it’s best to have them removed. Here are some indications that you need you a wisdom teeth extraction.

Impacted or Only Partially Erupted

If your wisdom teeth become impacted, it may cause crowding of your other teeth. This usually affects the front teeth, particularly the lower front teeth. Wisdom teeth removal prevents any potential long-term damage to your other teeth, gums, and jaw bone.

Decayed, Infected, or Have Cavities

The most common clinical issue we see is pericoronitis –– a localized gum infection. If there isn’t enough room for the wisdom tooth to erupt fully, the surrounding gum tissue can become irritated and infected. This results in recurrent pain, swelling, and difficulty chewing and swallowing.

Causing Pain or Inflammation

Wisdom teeth can cause problems when they come in, like pushing on other nearby teeth if there isn’t enough room. They can also hurt and be uncomfortable if they don’t grow properly. Not to mention, improper growth increases the chance of infection.

Our Comfortable Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

Wisdom teeth removal typically takes about an hour to complete, but this will vary for each patient.  Here’s an overview of what you can expect:

Majority of our wisdom tooth extractions take place under general anesthesia to ensure you're comfortable throughout your procedure.

Our oral surgeon, Dr. Yanich, will make an incision in the gum tissue to access the wisdom tooth.

After removing your wisdom tooth, Dr. Yanich will then clean the area and close the incision with stitches.

After the procedure, Dr. Yanich will provide at-home care instructions to ensure proper healing.

If you have any questions or concerns, our team is always available to help. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your decision, and we’ll do everything we can to make the process as smooth as possible. Give us a call today to get started!

After-Care Tips for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Here are a few after-care tips to keep in mind following your wisdom tooth removal:


Apply a cold compress to your face for 20 minutes to reduce swelling. Do this as often as possible for the first 24 - 48 hours after surgery.


If you experience bruising, allow it to dissipate on its own. Avoid using makeup or other products that could irritate the area.


It’s essential to take it easy for at least 24 hours after your procedure. Avoid strenuous activity and exercise, as this can cause bleeding and swelling.

Oral Hygiene

Be sure to brush and floss your teeth carefully avoiding the extraction site. Dr. Yanich may recommend a prescription strength mouth wash or salt water rinse to be used twice per day. Over rinsing will cause dry socket.


Stick to soft foods for the first few days. Gradually add solid foods back into your diet once you feel comfortable. Avoid hot drinks, alcohol, and smoking.

Pain Medication

We may give you a prescription for pain medication, but over-the-counter options can also be effective. Be sure to take the medication as directed.

Schedule Wisdom Teeth Removal in Marion, OH, Now!

If you or your child is experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth, have them extracted immediately. The sooner you have the procedure, the fewer complications you’ll likely experience. If you’re from Marion, OH, or nearby areas, request an appointment with Yanich Oral Surgery. Our skilled oral surgery team can extract your wisdom teeth quickly and efficiently, with little to no discomfort.

Not in Marion, OH? Our convenient location is ideal for residents of Mansfield, Powell, Lewis Center, and Delaware, Ohio too!

Schedule a consultation today to get started! We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health.