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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can cause several dental problems if they are not extracted. Removing wisdom teeth is often the best course for both long- and short-term oral health. Royal Oak Dental Group can assess your wisdom teeth and x-rays to determine the best wisdom tooth extraction solution for you.

Dental Problems from Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last molars that grow in, and usually start to erupt (push up to come out of the gum) in a person’s late teens to early twenties. The mouth, however, usually doesn’t have the room to accommodate these extra teeth, and they can cause problems such as:

  • Damage to surrounding teeth and bone
  • Over-crowding and shifting of teeth
  • Infections
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Headaches
  • Pain
  • Decay

wisdomWisdom Tooth Removal & Healing Process

Wisdom tooth removal is effective for preventing future wisdom teeth problems and to address current pain or discomfort that wisdom teeth can cause. The Royal Oak team can evaluate how the wisdom teeth are developing and determine when/if they should be removed, and can help you find the best course of action. Since our doctors are highly trained in wisdom tooth extractions, the majority of the time we can perform your treatment right in one of our Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill or Siler City, NC dental offices.

Call us today for information or to set up an appointment! The Royal Oak team is proud to serve patients in the Raleigh-Cary-Chapel Hill-Siler City area including Apex, Hillsboro, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Durham, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale.


Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
Royal Oak Dental Group