Wisdom

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A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

We work with great care to remove your wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in. They commonly come in during the late teens or early twenties. These teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. They need to be removed if they are decayed or cause pain. Some wisdom teeth are blocked by other teeth or may not have enough room to come in completely. This can irritate the gum, causing pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed. If you need all four wisdom teeth removed, they are usually taken out at the same time. The top teeth are usually easier to remove then the lower teeth.

Here are the types of wisdom teeth, in the order from easiest to remove to most complex to remove:

  • Erupted (already in the mouth)
  • Soft-tissue impacted (just under the gum)
  • Partial-bony impacted (partially stuck in the jaw)
  • Full-bony impacted (completely stuck in the jaw)

Also, if your wisdom teeth are tilted sideways, they can be harder to remove than if they are vertical. Most simple extractions do not cause much discomfort after the procedure. You may take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and other brand names) for several days. You may not need any pain medicine at all.

Insurance

POLICIES

Smile Dental Clinic is happy to extend the courtesy of accepting assignment of benefits from most insurance companies for our existing patients. New patients wanting this courtesy extended to them will need to provide their insurance details prior to securing an appointment with us so that we may verify benefits. Predeterminations may be submitted to the insurance company to verify what the insurance company will pay out on a procedure.

Each year, many clients lose out on hundreds of dollars through their dental insurance provider, simply because time has slipped away. We know life gets busy and before you know it, another year has come and gone and you have not seen your dentist. Don’t forget to take advantage of your remaining dental insurance benefits before the end of the year! Call our office today to schedule an appointment at Smile Dental Clinic.

"Assignment of Benefits" is a legally binding agreement between you and your Insurance Company, asking them to send your reimbursement checks directly to your dentist. When our office accepts an assignment of benefits, we often have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for your insurance reimbursement to arrive. We extend assignment benefits to our patients as a courtesy knowing that this service will help with financial obligations. Extending this service means helping you continue your treatment in a prompt manner without heavy out of pocket expenses. Dental offices are not required by any legislation in Cayman to do so, however, we are happy to accept assignment and wait for our reimbursement of services. Please note that we also have the right to revoke this benefit at any time if your insurance company practices certain "Nuisance Behaviours".

For your convenience we also except Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards, Cash and Checks.