What are wisdom teeth:
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and erupt into the mouth. Wisdom teeth normally begin to erupt between the ages of 12 and 25. Most people do not have enough room for these extra teeth and they frequently become impacted and/or erupt twisted or malpositioned. Impacted wisdom teeth are surrounded with bone and/or tissue and are hidden under the gum line. Their presence can cause significant crowding and shifting of other teeth, pain and infections. Orthodontic treatment may be ruined as adjacent teeth are forced out of their straight positions.
About Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists:
Dr. Christopher Haggerty, DDS, MD founded Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists on the premise of combining modern surgical practices and outstanding patient care with state of the art facilities. “Everyone in our practice is a specialist in patient care and is committed to professionalism and excellence. Our number one goal is to provide you with the highest quality of personalized treatment in the area.” Brittani Warren, Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists.
Cone Beam CT Technology:
Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists have invested in an in-house cone beam CT scanner specifically for wisdom teeth and dental implant procedures. Cone beam images allow for more accurate visualization of oral anatomy than traditional 2D dental films. 3D imaging yields a wealth of information that is used to locate important anatomical structures. They are also used to precisely plan procedures before treatment is initiated.
Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists are one of the few OMFS practices in Kansas City to receive certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC accreditation represents the pinnacle of credentialing for hospitals and surgery centers and is a prestigious accomplishment that demonstrates their commitment to patient care. Few surgical centers achieve this level of certification and are held to this degree of rigorous standards. To receive AAAHC accreditation, a surgery center must undergo rigorous on-site, peer-based expert inspection of its facilities, procedures and services. Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists earned this certificate by establishing protocols and standards for providing outstanding oral and maxillofacial surgery services.
Why Choose Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists:
“We have invested in our state of the art surgery center, cone beam CT scanner and AAAHC accreditation to better serve our patients. We provide the peace of mind that our diagnosis and treatment plans are based on the most comprehensive information found in dentistry and medicine today. It has always been the goal of Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists to combine modern surgical practices and outstanding patient care with state of the art facilities,” Christopher J. Haggerty DDS, MD.
“We have already begun to schedule third molar surgeries for the winter period. We invite you to schedule these appointments with our office now while appointments are still available,” Ashley Albert, treatment coordinator and professional relations liaison, Lakewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists.