An impacted Wisdom tooth meridian, idaho

Most of our "adult teeth" grow in during early childhood, starting around age six or seven. The third molars, which are usually called wisdom teeth, are the main exception to the rule. As they grow in, it's important to have them evaluated, and you may even need to have them removed. Dr. Goettsche provides wisdom tooth evaluation in Meridian, Idaho.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that appear in young adults. Most commonly, they start to surface around the age of 18. In many cases, wisdom teeth grow in without complication — all you need is pain relief as they break through the gums. Other times, they don't have enough space to fit properly and can become impacted or cause other problems. In these cases, they generally need to be removed.

When and Why Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

There is a sweet spot for wisdom tooth removal. If your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems, it's best to have them removed just after they break through the gums. When you're young, your jaw can adapt much more easily to having teeth removed. Having them taken out early can also reduce the chances of infection and long-term damage due to impaction.

Other circumstances in which you want to have wisdom teeth removed include:

  • Cavities and trouble cleaning the teeth
  • Pain, stiffness, and swelling in the jaw
  • Risk of damage to your other teeth

Why Have Your Wisdom Teeth Evaluated at 208 Dental?

At 208 Dental, we have plenty of experience evaluating and extracting wisdom teeth. Dr. Goettsche has spent much of his military career studying with oral surgeons, so you're in the best hands here. In fact, he is such a fanatic about learning that he even took days off from dental school to complete externships with various oral surgery programs.

Do You Need to Be Sedated to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Dr. Goettsche provides oral sedation and laughing gas at 208 Dental. He has found that in most cases, this is more than enough for his patients. With these sedation dentistry options, you also reduce the cost of your care, since you don't need to pay for intravenous sedation. 

If you need deeper sedation, Dr. Goettsche can refer you to an oral surgeon. For additional information about wisdom teeth extraction from the ADA, visit

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Contact 208 Dental

Whether you need to have your wisdom teeth removed or you're just looking for an affordable dentist in Meridian, Kuna, and the wider Treasure Valley area, 208 Dental should be your first stop. Our state-of-the-art dental office has a huge selection of amenities, from televisions in each examination room to prize machines in the lobby. Our top priorities are patient education and quality care. Text us or give us a call at (208) 501-8860 today, or schedule an appointment online.




(208) 501-8860


53 E Calderwood Dr #110, Meridian, ID 83642


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