Most people get their wisdom teeth at some point during their teenage years or early adulthood. These are the final teeth to emerge, and because they enter a mouth that is already quite crowded, they seldom have the space needed to erupt in a normal, healthy position. Because of this, wisdom teeth can contribute to a number of lingering oral health concerns, making it prudent to have them removed proactively. At Keystone OMS, we have a proven track record of providing safe, successful wisdom teeth removal for patients from Boardman, OH.

Why Have Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to emerge in a grown-up smile. About 98 percent of patients are advised to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent further health concerns.

Some of the primary reasons to seek wisdom teeth removal include:

  • When there is insufficient space for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they often become trapped under bone or gum tissue. The clinical term for this is impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth significantly increase the risk of surrounding gum and bone tissue becoming infected.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can also spread damage to other, healthy teeth that surround them, making those teeth more susceptible to infection and decay.
  • Even when the wisdom teeth do not become impacted, they may erupt at odd angles, causing problems like crowding and misalignment, as well as difficulty brushing and flossing.

It is also important to know that having your wisdom teeth removed earlier in life, preferably by your twenties, usually makes for a smoother, more successful procedure. Waiting until later in life to have your wisdom teeth removed often results in a more complicated process.

Why Choose Keystone OMS for Your Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Dr. John Clemenza of Keystone OMS is a trusted name in wisdom teeth removal. Patients from Boardman, OH choose Dr. Clemenza because:

  • He is board-certified in both oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
  • He previously served as president of the Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (PSOMS).
  • He stays abreast of the latest developments, trends, technology, and best practices in the industry.

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Our Process

Wisdom teeth removal is a safe, routine procedure that involves a few simple steps.

Initial Consultation

You will first meet with Dr. Clemenza to discuss the specifics of the surgery and confirm that you are a good candidate for safe, successful wisdom teeth removal.


To ensure the smoothest possible experience, Dr. Clemenza may recommend pausing certain medications or supplements, especially those that might increase bleeding.

Day of Surgery

When you arrive for your procedure, you will receive a warm welcome. We will escort you to a private treatment room where we will administer sedation. This surgery usually lasts no more than 1 hour or so.

What to Know About Wisdom Teeth Recovery

You can anticipate a few days of rest and recovery, during which it is normal to experience some mild bleeding, swelling, and soreness. Ice packs and medications can be used to mediate these symptoms.

You cannot use a straw to drink at all during your recovery process. If you do, you risk dislodging the blood clot formed at the site of wisdom teeth removal and causing an undesirable condition called dry socket. For similar reasons, we recommend that you avoid carbonated beverages.

We advise patients to stick to liquids and soft foods for the first few days of their recovery and gradually transition back to a normal diet. For adult patients, it is also important to give up smoking and tobacco products, both before and after wisdom teeth removal.

Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation with Keystone OMS

Wisdom teeth removal is an important investment in long-term comfort, health, and quality of life. Schedule a consultation with Keystone OMS, proudly serving patients from Boardman, OH, today.

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