Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removals
What are wisdom teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
Do You Want Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or you want to avoid future problems, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
To read more about wisdom teeth view our informative pages below.
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
Patient Review By Edith S
Dr. Ruzzo is a caring and skillful physician. He communicates clearly and effectively with his staff and patients. I highly recommend the whole OMSA team. You’ll find them professional attentive, and friendly. We are fortunate to have a stellar practice like this here in our area.
- Edith S
Patient Review By Emily B
It took over a year from the consultation to the procedure to finish the process due to my wariness of potential heart issues. Dr. Ruvo insisted that I see a cardiologist before scheduling my wisdom teeth removal procedure. He was concerned for my well-being and wanted me to wake up from the anesthetics if I took them. I greatly appreciated his attention to detail. Once I figured out I needed to take electrolyte supplements, he called me after seeing the cardiologist's results. He made accommodations for my concerns (for the day of the surgery), and assured me that my cardiology results qualified me for surgery. One year after the consultation, I returned to complete the procedure. He remembered everything about me and it was as if we had talked last week. He talked to me as I fell asleep (under anesthesia) and was incredibly attentive during the conversation, remembering my major and concentration from our previous visit. After the surgery was complete, I was not allowed to leave until he checked in on me and made sure I was feeling ok. I had the surgery at 8:45am, and then he CALLED at 8pm to ask how I was feeling and if my heart had felt any residual affects. This is the most caring and attentive doctor I have ever encountered. I highly recommend him to anyone feeling nervous about this procedure. He is honest, reassuring, and will do everything in his power to give you a good experience. All doctors should aspire to meet this standard.
- Emily B
Patient Review By Sandi B
I was quite anxious about having my autistic son's wisdom teeth removed. But Dr. Serlo and the entire staff put myself and my son at ease. I'm so glad we didn't put it off. Everything was smooth from the consultation, through the procedure and the follow-up appointment. My son was never in any pain. I highly recommend Dr. Serlo and OMSA!
- Sandi B
Patient Review By Chris B
Dr. Ruvo is amazing. I felt comfortable from start to finish. I didn't even feel the iv go in, three sentences later, done! No after pain, whatsoever, and he even called to check on me that evening! Best dental experience I have had to date. You have to be referred here, and I cant speak for the other doctors, im sure all of them are great, but my Dr. was amazing!
- Chris B
Patient Review By Katherine B
Dr. Serlo and his staff made me feel completely comfortable and confident about my procedure. Dr. Serlo recognized my anxiety and took the time explain everything about the process of my procedure and post-op care. I really can't say enough good things about my experience with OMSA, their friendly staff, and Dr. Serlo.
- Katherine B
Patient Review By William F
Let’s be honest: Most people don’t really want to have to see an oral surgeon. It really helps that Dr. Ruvo and his team are very professional, but are also extremely warm and friendly, which puts you at ease. Dr. Ruvo takes the time to explain what’s involved in your procedure, and exactly what to expect during your recovery. You’re also taught everything you need to do to have the best outcome. I would recommend Dr. Ruvo and his team to anyone!
- William F
Patient Review By Emilie K
I had a complicated case and at every turn I was so impressed with Dr. Serlo and his team. They did an amazing job taking care of me. They explained everything to me (no surprises) and they did an incredible job during both procedures. They are a great team and I am so thankful for their expertise.
- Emilie K
Patient Review By Sharon D
I appreciated his call in the evening after the extraction; he eased my concerns and fears. Gentleness during surgery was a surprise. The assistant patting me during the difficult part was so appreciated.
- Sharon D
Patient Review By Susie N
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Patient Review By Heather A
I took my daughter Paige to Dr. Ruvo. He and his staff were wonderful! Paige had very little post - op sensitivity and it did not last long. I work in the dental field so I am familiar with extractions and the pain that goes along with extractions. He did an amazing job her ext site is healing beautifully. Thank you for taking such good care of Paige.
- Heather A
Patient Review By Hilda A
The very best I have ever had
- Hilda A
Patient Review By Austin M
Staff and doctor seemed genuinely eager to help me.
- Austin M
Patient Review By Michelle H
I called and got a consultation for my wisdom teeth in the same day! So convenient. Other places it would’ve been 2 weeks just to speak to someone. A week after the consult I went in for the extraction of my wisdom teeth. The assistant was so calming not once did I feel like a patient I felt more like a guest. All my concerns were taken seriously and attended to. How awesome! Great bedside manners and Dr. Serlo was so fast but not rushed just very efficient. I’m glad I didn’t get fully sedated because as well of a job as they did I didn’t need it! If you are questioning where to go for any oral surgery look no further!
- Michelle H
Patient Review By Dexter J
AWESOME!! Getting wisdom teeth removed was a much better experience than expected.
- Dexter J
Patient Review By James C
This was the easiest visit i have had for any surgery. The staff was very helpful and informative
- James C
Patient Review By Samuel D
Everything went really well
- Samuel D
Patient Review By Tori B
The overall service was great from check-in to surgery and the follow-up. I highly recommend this office due to their professionalism and courtesy.
- Tori B
Patient Review By Stephen V
Outstanding customer service and excellent dental care. Also, the office is impeccable!
- Stephen V
Patient Review By Harrison M
Very easy and smooth procedure. Faculty was very friendly and professional.
- Harrison M
Patient Review By Adam K
Dr. Sacco conducted two very complicated removals with no long term issues. I was very impressed and very grateful.
- Adam K