Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most routine oral surgeries in the world. By having this preemptive procedure performed, you can potentially save yourself from significant dental health complications down the road. At Keystone OMS, we have a proven track record of promoting patient safety and comfort during wisdom teeth removal. We are pleased to treat patients from the Warren, OH area and beyond.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth to emerge. Most wisdom teeth erupt during our late teens or early twenties, though for some patients, the wisdom teeth can emerge as early as age 11. By the time the wisdom teeth emerge, the mouth is already quite crowded, meaning the wisdom teeth usually do not have sufficient space to erupt in a healthy, normal way. This can result in long-term complications, making it advisable to have the wisdom teeth proactively removed.

Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

About 98 percent of patients need to have their wisdom teeth removed. There are a number of reasons why:

  • Because they enter a smile that is too crowded to accommodate them, wisdom teeth often become impacted. This means they remain partially or totally trapped under gum or bone. Impaction greatly increases the risk of infection in the surrounding gum and bone tissue.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can also damage healthy adjacent teeth, making them more susceptible to infection and decay.
  • Even when the wisdom teeth do not become impacted, they often enter at unnatural angles, disturbing your smile with crowding, spacing, and alignment issues. This can also result in ongoing discomfort.

It is important for patients to note that having the wisdom teeth removed earlier in life tends to minimize discomfort and complications while waiting longer can make the procedure more challenging. Whenever possible, we recommend wisdom teeth removal while you are in your teens or early twenties.

Why Choose Keystone OMS?

Patients from Warren, OH entrust Keystone OMS with their wisdom teeth removal needs. Dr. Clemenza is a trusted provider because:

  • He is board-certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
  • He is a past 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 Process

Wisdom teeth removal is a safe, mundane procedure, involving just a few basic steps.


During an initial consultation, Dr. Clemenza will verify your eligibility for surgery and answer any outstanding questions you may have.


In some scenarios, Dr. Clemenza might recommend pausing medications or supplements that might be increasing your risk of bleeding.

Day of Surgery

On the day of your procedure, our team will welcome you, answer any last-minute questions, and administer anesthesia. This ensures your comfort throughout the wisdom teeth removal process, which usually lasts less than an hour.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

Before you are discharged, you will be provided with some guidelines for aftercare and recovery. A few general points to keep in mind:

  • While swelling, bruising, and discomfort can all be expected, these symptoms can be managed with ice packs and medications.
  • It is crucial to avoid both drinking straws and carbonated drinks during recovery, as both can cause blood clots to dislodge in your mouth.
  • For the first few days of recovery, stick with softer foods. Transition back to your normal diet as you feel comfortable.
  • For adult patients, it is also important to give up smoking both before the procedure and throughout the recovery process.

Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation at Keystone OMS

Ready to invest in your long-term oral health? Schedule a wisdom teeth removal consultation at our practice near Warren, OH. Contact Keystone OMS online or by calling (724) 981-8884.

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