Wisdom Teeth Removal

WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are usually the last teeth to erupt. Because of that, there is often not enough space in the jaw for these teeth to grow in. Alternatively, these teeth may erupt abnormally, which can lead to infections and tooth decay.

In many cases, it is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed in a preventative fashion to avoid problems. It is common for wisdom tooth removal to be done in the late teens or early 20’s, just as the patient’s jaw is finishing growth. Sometimes, wisdom tooth surgery is needed in adulthood.

Not all wisdom teeth require sedation to be removed, but that option exists for most patients. We offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation services depending on the needs of each patient.

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

Oral health conditions can occur that may require tooth extractions, such as severe decay, trauma, or damage to a tooth. If a tooth is broken beyond repair, then it might be best to remove the tooth and choose a dental implant to improve the function and appearance of your mouth. Overcrowding is another reason why a tooth extraction might be necessary.

In addition to wisdom teeth, any other tooth can be impacted, mispositioned, or in a situation that could cause the patient harm. A general dentist can perform routine tooth extractions, but there are times when it is best to consult with an oral surgeon for tooth removal.

Tooth extractions usually are done with local anesthesia. Some patients request or require sedation if they are feeling anxious about the treatment or have medical conditions that warrant such. An oral surgeon’s training is more comprehensive to manage these procedures for the best outcome possible for your tooth removal. Be sure to discuss your options for tooth replacement with Dr. Jason so that you do not have a loss of function or cosmetic concerns in the future.

Direct from the land of smiling faces

Jason Schrotenboer DDS MD
/ SKROH-ten-BOR /

We call him Dr. Jason, who was raised in the Holland area of Michigan — voted one of the happiest places in the U.S. (Maybe it’s the tulips, maybe the micro-breweries?)

Now, a transplant to Chicago, he’s in his happy place when he’s working with patients. His early experience as an oral surgery patient guided his future career path with his then surgeon-turned-mentor (a Northwestern trained surgeon, in fact!).

Today, that experience has groomed his practice and patient interactions. “Being a surgical patient has given me an advantageous perspective on being a surgeon. There’s so much more to providing care than textbook learning and technical training.” This early experience combined with his broad range of training, works to make your care more seamless and stress-free. Referring doctors and patients alike trust his reassuring demeanor and broad-scope training for treating conditions of the mouth, jaw, face and neck.

TWO RIVAL SCHOOLS. ONE COLLABORATIVE SURGEON.

TWO RIVAL SCHOOLS.
ONE COLLABORATIVE SURGEON.

6 years of medical school and residency at the University of Michigan.

4 years at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

4 years at Michigan State University.

You come out learning a lot about collaborating with all sides. That combined with Dr. Jason’s early patient perspective gives him a unique 360° view of oral surgery. Together with you, your dentist, surgeon and other medical specialists, we’ll help design the best approach for your care.

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE – MD
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY – DDS
SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – BS
HUMAN BIOLOGY

CARE ACROSS THE SPECTRUM. SMILES ACROSS THE MILES.

CARE ACROSS THE SPECTRUM.
SMILES ACROSS THE MILES.

Your smile. It means everything to you and to us. Not only what it looks like, but what’s behind it.
The feeling of confidence and satisfaction. A smile that says you’re comfortable and cared for.
That’s what our practice is all about.

As an oral surgeon, who’s also been an oral surgery patient with 11 implants at age 18, Dr. Jason brings a unique perspective and comprehensive expertise to his practice. From simple things, like free, onsite parking to the big things like ensuring your procedure goes smoothly, we’re dedicated to getting you back to the things in life that make you happy.

CARE right around
the corner.

  • Conveniently located at the northwest corner of Logan Square.
  • Avondale is within reach.
  • Parking is free, plentiful and right onsite.
3927 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
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