Wisdom teeth removal is a rite of passage. Most of us get wisdom teeth in our teens or early twenties, and typically, these teeth must be extracted to prevent long-term complications. Wisdom teeth removal is a safe and routine procedure, and at Keystone OMS, we are pleased to offer it to our patients from the Zelienople, PA community.

Wisdom Teeth Explained

The wisdom teeth are the third molars, and the final teeth to emerge. Typically, they enter a mouth that is already too crowded to accommodate them, which leads to a number of complications. For this reason, about 98 percent of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed proactively.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

There are several factors that make wisdom teeth removal recommended:

  • Wisdom teeth often become partially or completely impacted, which means they are trapped in gum or bone tissue. This increases the risk of decay, and infection can easily spread to surrounding teeth.
  • Even when the wisdom teeth do not become impacted, they can erupt at unusual angles, contributing to crowding and spacing issues as well as chronic discomfort.
  • Having your wisdom teeth removed when you are in your teens or twenties usually leads to a smoother procedure and a simpler recovery. Waiting until later in life can make the process more challenging.

Why Choose Keystone OMS for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Patients in the Zelienople, PA community choose Keystone OMS for their wisdom teeth removal needs. Dr. John Clemenza is a trusted provider because:

  • He is board-certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and 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.

What Is the Wisdom Teeth Removal Process Like?

Wisdom teeth removal is a routine procedure, involving just a few simple steps.


The first step is to meet with Dr. Clemenza. He will verify your candidacy for surgery and answer any questions you might have about the procedure.


In some situations, you may be advised to take preparatory steps, such as pausing certain medications or supplements that could impede recovery.

The Day Of

When you arrive at Keystone OMS for surgery, you will receive a warm welcome from members of our clinical care team. We will administer anesthesia to support your comfort, and the whole process will take under an hour.

Recovery from Wisdom Teeth Removal

Following wisdom teeth removal, you will need a few days to rest and heal. During this time, some swelling, bruising, and discomfort can be anticipated. These symptoms are easy to manage with ice packs, over-the-counter medications, and prescribed medications.

As you recover, it is important to avoid drinking straws and carbonated beverages, both of which can cause blood clots in your mouth to dislodge, causing a dry socket. Also, you must eat only softer foods for a few days, gradually shifting back to your normal diet as you feel able.

For adults undergoing wisdom teeth removal, we advise that you quit smoking two weeks before your procedure, and steer clear of tobacco products throughout your recovery.

Schedule Wisdom Teeth Removal for Zelienople, PA

Patients from Zelienople, PA choose Keystone OMS for their wisdom teeth removal. To schedule a consultation, call us at (724) 981-8884 or contact us online.

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