Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Wisdom Tooth Extraction – A Wise Move

dca-blog_tooth-extraction-female-patient

Third molars or wisdom teeth grow in the four back corners of your mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 22. Wisdom teeth are not necessary, and many of them grow in sideways and become impacted inside the jaw under gum tissue and bone. Impacted wisdom teeth lead to a variety of symptoms and problems that affect your other teeth. If your wisdom teeth can’t reach the surface and erupt normally, surgical extraction by your dentist or oral surgeon is often the best solution. 



Risks of Not Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth

In general, it’s easier to remove wisdom teeth before the age of 30 due to increased bone flexibility. Risks of not removing impacted teeth include cyst development, infection, mouth discomfort, tooth misalignment, and dental hygiene difficulties. The wisdom tooth extraction cost and anesthesia methods vary based on the complexity of the case; talk to your dentist or oral surgeon about your options.

Common Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

  •   Inflamed, red, tender, swollen, or bleeding gums
  •   Swollen jaw
  •   Jaw or head pain
  •   Difficulty fully opening your mouth
  •   Swollen lymph nodes in your neck
  •   Bad breath or unpleasant taste

If your wisdom teeth cause symptoms, your dentist or oral surgeon can usually remove them in an outpatient dental extraction procedure. If infection is present, the surgery may be delayed while you complete a course of antibiotics. To extract a wisdom tooth, your dentist makes an incision in your gums and removes any bone that is blocking the impacted tooth. The tooth itself is then removed. Afterward, the incision is closed with stitches.

After your surgery, you’ll be sent home with a set of after-care instructions to help manage pain and swelling. Serious complications are rare but may include the following:

  • Infection of teeth or gums caused by trapped food or bacteria
  • Loss of sensation or nerve pain in lower lips, tongue, or chin
  • Exposed bone or dry socket
  • Sinus cavity damage near upper wisdom tooth site
  • Weakened jawbone

Contact your oral surgeon or dentist in Dalton immediately if unusual symptoms develop.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Dalton, call Drs. Grant and Conger today at (706) 847-4165 or make an appointment.

Drs. Grant and Conger offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Dalton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Grant and Conger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Grant and Conger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very Friendly staff!
Brenda L.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
My visit is always pleasant here. ALL the staff is very nice and professional. The office and waiting area are always clean
Sherie C.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
I had a great experience and everyone was so helpful!!
Tierra N.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
Everyone at your office is always so personable and compassionate! I always have a very positive experience when I come to your office. Thank you all […]
Mary W.
Everyone was polite.
Kaitlind C.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Great safe. They are very sweet and easy to deal with. Dr.Grant is wonderful! He does an amazing job and is very gentle.
Samantha K.
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
Very good service!!
Josalyn S.
Very quick app. Courteous and professional.
Curtis E.
Dr. Cardin gave a cowardly patient the best dental experience I have ever had, & that was with a root canal. The office provides a wonderful […]
Jennifer W.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .
Nathan H.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
Very professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
I was taken back in a reasonable length of time and was seen by the dentist as quickly as I was numb enough to be worked on.
Joan H.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
Rick J.
Great folks!
Tammy H.
Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
Brittney C.
Sensitive and understanding. Took time to explain everything. Great experience with dr. Grant
Philip R.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
Everything in the office is clean and organized. Every time I have an appointment, I am met with a smile and treated with respect of my dental needs.
George H.
Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
Floyd G.
Service was excellent. Great staff.
Curtis E.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
Very good with my nervous daughter
Ashley O.
Friendly, professional service!
James B.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
Donna F.
The staff is excellent and they think about the patient .they try to take all the pain away with all procedures how ever they can help.
Jeffery S.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
Great and down to earth , skilled at what they do.
Edward S.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
Very happy with the service, everyone is very friendly and helpful!!
Joan P.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (706) 847-4165
Our Location