Frequently Asked Questions
If we were not able to answer your question below, please give us a call and our team would be happy to discuss any concerns.
Why should wisdom teeth be extracted?
- 85-90% of the population will need their wisdom teeth out at some point
- Even though your wisdom teeth might not be causing a problem now, there is a high probability your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted at some point
- It’s easier to get your wisdom teeth out before age 20 because your tooth roots are softer and you tend to heal faster. Surgery is more complicated for older patients
- We recommend all patients age 14+ get their wisdom teeth removed
Why should I travel to Just Wisdom Teeth?
- JWT focuses only on wisdom teeth. We’re experts on wisdom teeth extractions!
- We are safer! Most oral surgeons provide anesthesia and perform your surgery at the same time; JWT has an anesthesiologist dedicated to monitoring your safety
- JWT provides General Anesthesia services in an AAAHC accredited facility
What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)?
- An ASC is a licensed facility that is like a hospital but only has operating rooms
- ASCs have dedicated anesthesiologists, recovery nurses and specialty equipment and supplies that a normal oral surgeon does not have in their office
- ASCs are safer than in-office GA, but they don’t have the same the administrative overhead, costs or wait times as a hospital
- Just Wisdom Teeth partners with the Dental Surgery Center of DC to provide quality care in a timely fashion
How much will it cost?
- Insurances typically cover sedation for patients with impacted wisdom teeth
- Our dental surgeon is in network with almost all private and state insurances
- We charge MD Medicaid rates for cash pay patients (Oral Surgery/Facility Fees)
- Call us with a treatment plan for a custom cost estimate—exact pricing will depend on your insurance deductible, co-pay, and annual maximums
What if I get sick?
Please call and report any change in medical status, however minor, on the day of procedure, including but not limited to, cold, flu, fever, suspected pregnancy, newly discovered allergies, or changes to medications.