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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, and swelling.

Whether your wisdom teeth are causing problems or you wish to avoid these problems altogether, wisdom tooth removal can be beneficial.

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, can provide virtually painless wisdom tooth removal.

Understanding Wisdom Teeth And Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth, which are also called third molars, are the four teeth that grow at the back of your mouth when you are in your teens or early twenties. These molars can cause problems if they grow in at an angle or get trapped under the gums, which oral surgeons call "impaction."

In these types of cases, oral surgeons usually recommend tooth extraction to avoid more dental health problems, as well as symptoms like pain, swelling, and stiffness. In some situations, patients elect to have each wisdom tooth removed in the very earliest stages of development in order to prevent these issues completely.

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How Wisdom Teeth Cause Misalignment

When there isn't room for wisdom teeth to fully erupt in your mouth, they can push other teeth out of alignment. Not only is this painful, but it can also be stressful for patients who have already repositioned their teeth using orthodontic methods. Preventive wisdom tooth removal can safeguard the alignment of your teeth.

The Two Main Types Of Wisdom Tooth Removal


If your wisdom teeth are impacted, you'll know. The condition typically causes pain, swelling, or stiffness. By acting sooner rather than later, you can find relief — without visiting an oral surgeon.

Our dentist will keep you comfortable with sedation so that you can return to your everyday life. We'll send you home with clear instructions for your recovery too, as well as a prescription to manage any tooth or gum pain.


Once we get your scans completed, we can assess whether preventative wisdom tooth removal is necessary. It's possible that it won't be because some patients are born without wisdom teeth.

Other patients over 25 who haven't yet encountered problems may be able to avoid impaction or removal entirely. We'll assess your case and honestly give you an answer about your best options.

Late & Weekend Appointments


Wisdom teeth impaction can happen at any time. If your molars are impacted, causing swelling or stiffness, then you can find relief quickly. We offer convenient late and weekend wisdom teeth removal appointments for Bel Air-area dental patients.

Joppa's Choice For Oral Surgery


Jenna Sweringen

Joppa, MD


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I had an impacted wisdom tooth that was causing me so much pain over the weekend. I called this office as a new patient on Monday morning at 8am and they said it’s rare but they had a cancellation for 8:30am !!! They got me right in! I filled out my paperwork, took X-rays and got my tooth pulled out in an hour! The staff was super friendly! The dentist said he can pull my tooth out in 10 minutes and he really did! I’m more than thankful! I’ve already scheduled a cleaning with them.

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Betty A Carter

Joppa, MD


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From the time I walked in, I felt very comfortable. The front desk staff are amazing...

The Dentist Assistant and the Doctor did a great job. No pain pulling my tooth and I was not nervous.

The Dr. explained everything to me what was going on..I will be going back..Thanks guys.

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Comfortable Wisdom Teeth Removal From Our Board-Certified Dentist

​While the idea of tooth extraction is concerning to some patients, Dr. Mohamed Saccoh takes care to ensure wisdom teeth removal is as comfortable as possible for Bel Air and Joppa patients with:

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Advanced Technology

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care has a 3-D cone beam scanner, which is ideal for complex cases. Cone beam scans offer detailed digital renderings of the tooth and surrounding tissues. This allows our dentists to precisely plan the safe removal of wisdom teeth.  

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Our Joppa practice offers oral conscious sedation under the careful eye of Dr. Saccoh. He is trained in sedation dentistry and a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, a group of dental professionals committed to the safe use of sedation dentistry for patient comfort.

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Advanced Training

Dr. Saccoh is a board-certified dentist with advanced training in multiple dental specialties. He also serves as a mentor for other dentists at the Scottsdale Center for Advanced Dentistry. His background includes surgical rotations at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.

Step-by-Step Wisdom Tooth Removal Safe, Trusted Treatment

The highly trained dentists at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, have the oral surgery skills and advanced technology to treat even complex cases of wisdom tooth removal without having to refer patients to an oral surgeon. While each case is unique, in general, your wisdom tooth removal will involve:
We work with each patient to develop an individualized oral wellness plan.
We work with each patient to develop an individualized oral wellness plan.


Our Bel Air-area dentists will review your digital scans to identify your needs and wisdom tooth position.You're welcome to look at any images and ask questions about your wisdom teeth, impaction, and options. Then, we'll carefully plan your oral surgery.

Patient Comfort

For your comfort, the wisdom tooth treatment area will be numbed. If you have chosen sedation, you will receive instructions beforehand and we will monitor your comfort throughout the procedure.

Oral Surgery

If your wisdom teeth have erupted, they will be gently loosened and extracted. Impacted teeth may require the dentist to make an incision in the gums to release the tooth from the bone. In some cases, the dentist may need to separate the tooth into smaller pieces before gently extracting them.


If needed, the extraction sites will be sutured closed. To help stop bleeding, you will be asked to bite gently on sterile gauze to help a blood clot form. The dentist will give you instructions on how to care for your mouth over the next few days to avoid infection or dry socket, which happens when a blood clot does not form or dislodges before the extraction site heals.

Have Questions?

Joppa and Bel Air, MD, Patients Trust Us For Happy, Healthy Teeth


Tom Fixler

Joppa, MD


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Excellent all across the board, from the front desk to follow-up. Would recommend to anyone.

Very direct with information and answers any questions on any situation that might come up. Very professional and kind. I have severe dental anxiety and they treated me like family.

Thank you FCI.

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Dan Greathouse

Joppa, MD


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Dr. Saccoh and his entire staff are absolutely amazing. The front desk staff are so friendly and welcoming. They are extremely organized and are always reaching out to confirm and remind of upcoming appointments. The hygienists are fantastic and always do wonderful work. I've been going here for the past several years. And always recommend FCI to all my friends and family. This is by far the best experience I have had with any dentist!!!!

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Covered by Insurance?

Yes, it should be at least partially covered. Your dental insurance should pay for at least half the cost of molar extraction since it's necessary for your health.

If you're anxious about the rest, we accept flexible financing from CareCredit®, allowing you to pay for your extraction over time. So, there's no reason not to visit us if your molars are impacted or you'd like to take preventative action.

Our Joppa, MD, team is happy to explain financing and insurance before your teeth are extracted, giving you full peace of mind during the process.

Dr. Mohamed Saccoh

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care

The team at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care provides comprehensive treatments using state-of-the-art technology so that you and your family can enjoy beautiful and healthy smiles. Our dentists are members of professional associations including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Maryland State Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Joppa, MD dentist office contact us online or call (410) 679-4500.

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