Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth: Information for Families

At Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, the safe removal of wisdom teeth is something that we do regularly. And while it may be a routine practice for us, we understand that for teens, the procedure can bring up some apprehension and anxiety. Our team is 100% dedicated to your safety and comfort when you are in our office, and we are here to answer any questions you may have about wisdom teeth extraction.

The Problem with Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are also known as “third molars,” and are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. More often than not, there is a lack of adequate space, which leads to crowding or “impaction”. This can cause many problems, from infection to damage to neighboring teeth and nerves, and even cysts and tumors later in life. For this reason, it is recommended for most people that they have their wisdom teeth removed.

Removing Wisdom Teeth in Teens

Because the roots have not fully developed and entwined themselves in the nerves of the jaw, the best time to remove the wisdom teeth is when you are young, ideally between the ages of 17 and 25. This lessens the risk of pain and complications.

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.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Safe Anesthesia

Dr. Haynie has extensive experience in anesthesia, having spent several years training in anesthesia in hospitals (including Riley Children’s Hospital). We are able to provide safe and comfortable anesthesia for patients of all ages.

Wisdom Teeth Complications

Any surgery has risks, however, with wisdom teeth removal, we are fortunate to have years and years of experience behind us as a field, which has lead to the development of best practices and the minimization of risks. Rare, but possible, risks include infection, dry socket, damage to the nerves, roots and nearby teeth.

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To read more about wisdom teeth view our informative pages below.

Wisdom Teeth FAQs

What does “impacted” mean?

An impacted tooth is one that is unable to erupt through the gums. It is very common. In fact, 9 out of 10 people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth requiring removal.

How long does the surgery take?

Wisdom teeth extraction typically takes about an hour.

Does wisdom teeth extraction hurt?

The surgery itself doesn’t hurt as you will be anesthetized to your chosen level of comfort. However, you will probably have some soreness as the anesthesia wears off, lasting for a few days. We will develop a medication plan with you prior to surgery to minimize discomfort.

If your child is between the ages of 17 and 25, please call our friendly, fun team to schedule a wisdom teeth consultation. We will make sure that your wisdom tooth experience is a great one! Coeur D'Alene Office Phone Number 208-664-0844


Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

5 out of 5 stars based on 25 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

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I was more than impressed with every single step of the visit from the state of the art x ray machine and the courteous and friendly ladies and the humble and comforting nature of Dr. Haney this place is absolutely a breath of fresh air when it comes to the dental field and i will absolutely be bringing my children and referring any and everyone that will listen to me about as close to a concierge service as you can get except insurance covered most of it!!! Thank you so much to the staff and Dr. Haney what a blessing and im sure i will be back to normal in no time! A++++ impeccable service i cant stress this enough i did my research and called around and right away i had a gut feeling this place was the one! Thanks again!

- Tina A

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Very professional clean practice. Office staff was very caring and great with my son.

- Missy G

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Everyone was supper friendly and helpful. Everyone did a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend this place there awesome!!

- Jerry J

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Went so much better then I thought, thank you

- Susan G

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My daughter was very anxious about getting all 4 wisdom teeth removed, but after meeting with the Dr. Haynie and his staff she was quickly put at ease. Friendly and informative, they go above and beyond to make you feel at ease.

- Susan D

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The continuous updates throughout the procedure made my experience as a parent as comfortable as it could be under the circumstances. Additionally, their patience with my numerous follow up calls with questions was very appreciated. I wish I had paid better attention to names, but the gal who provided the updates throughout the procedure and ensured I understood the follow up care, and also assisted me in getting her settled in the car was amazing. All the staff were amazing. Thank you for taking such good care of my daughter.

- Emma H

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Laura is an amazing worker at this office, she’s very sweet and funny and makes sure you feel at ease, The office staff is very professional, friendly and will answer any questions or concern you may have. Both my children got their wisdom teeth out at this office and if I ever need a procedure done this will be the place I will go to hand down.. Thank you to the staff and Dr, for their great team work and patience they have with My family.

- Kim G

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The staff were all so kind and courteous. They are truly kind people with the best intent at mind. The atmosphere is so clean and refreshing and I have had a great and positive experience with them so far.

- Emelia H

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I saw this team for a wisdom tooth extraction. I had gotten an extremely bad infection in a wisdom tooth and needed attention ASAP. I was referred to Lakeside by a local dentist here in Sandpoint and called them thinking it would take me forever to get in. I was wrong. They had me schedule for an eval in days!!! The girl on the phone literally sounded like someone I would want to be friends with. Which you hardly run into when it comes to making appointments for such things. As a mom of two boys I usually have to take my boys to all appointments with me which is usually a nightmare so naturally I was dreading it. So I showed up for my eval both littles in tow. When I got there I couldn’t believe how beautiful their office was! I checked in and waited maybe one minute when a young lady took me to a “theater room” to fill out my paper work. A separate room where my kids ate complimentary snacks and drinks while watching Netflix while I filled out my paperwork with ZERO STRESS! In addition they treated my kids with patience and kindness. They went above and beyond. Their rooming process is organized and fast! They take their time with you to explain everything; from paperwork you’re filling out to the steps of procedures to instructions of taking care of yourself at home. They have the most top notch equipment with huge TVs to examine x rays and CT Scans in each exam room! Every person you encounter is down to earth and comforting. Dr. Haynie himself is incredibly down to earth and super nice and is over the top qualified! He evaluated me and said that I needed my wisdom teeth out ASAP due to infection. I was back in the office 4 days later!!! To add to it I’m pregnant and had to be awake for my procedure to ensure my babies safety which the doc was very considerate of when discussing every detail of my care! So being awake the surgery was so scary for me. I was visibly shaking when I walked in. Starting with the front desk girls the treated me like an old friend and I just became more at ease every min that passed. When I was ready for Doc to come in he made me feel at ease even though I was so nervous as did his assistant. They talked me through every little thing and joked with me keeping me comfortable and distracted and I was done in no time! They made sure my husband was comfortable as he waited for me in theater room watching Netflix. The entire surgery experience didn’t even take me an hour!!! I’ve waited longer than that just to see my doctor for an annual! I would refer every person I know to this team! I would go back for cleanings if they would let me!! I absolutely love Lakeside and would even apply to work there if I was in that field. I have not a single negative thing to say about this oral surgery team and the entire team should be recognized for their phenomenal care and business. All I can say is thank you and you guys are amazing!!

- Jordan S

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Very disappointed in the payment procedures. I feel staff did not have any concern that I overpaid almost $750 for my son’s procedure, and it was implied that the day of the surgery there would be an adjustment based off of 2019 benefits. Then I found out this adjustment would not be made until YOU were reimbursed by insurance. My insurance company let me know this could’ve easily been avoided by asking for a pre-determination of benefits...which was not explained to me at the time. Instead your office got paid double the amount from me, and is now holding on to my money. I am the one holding the bag to pay off the full amount on my credit card bill. It would’ve been very easy for the office to call Delta Dental to find out the amount that was to be issued and offer me my reimbursement. Instead, I was acccused of trying to get away with something and it was even implied my insurance may have been cancelled. Rude and uncaring behavior. Why should a customer wait for two months for a reimbursement when she was more than double charged? Very poor service. I am going to be filing a complaint with my insurance. Customers should come first. I was not going to owe you anything, and I was left feeling like a bad person for wanting my hard earned money back.

- Kristin B

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Great place and people!

- Taylor W

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Patient Review from Anna Marie C

The staff and doctor were wonderful to work with. They were all very friendly and helpful, willing to answer any and all questions. They also worked hard to accommodate our schedule.

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Patient Review from Michel M

Excellent. Have never been to a better medical place.. thank you for helping a veteran in need.

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Patient Review from Teresa H

Amazing experience! No need to look anywhere else you won't find anyone better.

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Patient Review from Amanda C

I can't say enough how welcoming Dr. Haynie and his staff are. If you are looking for a professional and informative visit then Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants is right for you. They make it their goal to put all of your fears and concerns at bay and that is the kind of relationship you need to have with your doctor. I trust Dr. Haynie and his staff with all of my family and friends and I highly recommend you guys to anyone in need of a comforting dental experience!

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Patient Review from Jessi O

My husband had two wisdom teeth extracted at Lakeside Oral Surgery. We were treated with the utmost respect. The facility is cozy and clean. There is a "Theater Room" with Netflix (and with snacks provided) in which I was able to wait while the surgery took place. After the surgery was complete, the doctor came in to discuss how things went. Information on post-surgical care was readily provided and was thorough. Conveniently, my husband was wheeled out to the front of the building while I pulled up the car, as he was still groggy from the general anasthesia. I would highly recommend this place... the facility and staff are great!

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Patient Review from Shelby-Rae R

I would recommend this office to anyone. They do a wonderful job at just making you feel welcome and comfortable. My mom took me in to get my wisdom teeth pulled and earlier (before we left) she asked why would you want to drive all the way from medical lake there I said because they are the best and I feel comfortable there. When I finally got home and relaxed she told me now that I went I totally understand why you wanted to go there. Not only did they make me their patient feel comfortable but they made my mom feel comfortable too and that means the world!! Thank you lakeside! I'll be back!

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Patient Review from Frank and irma J

Lacy.....was fabulous. Kind and tender hearted. Showing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Office was clean without the medicinal smell.

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Patient Review from Denise I

Its always nice to feel like your welcome when you go into a place of business and it feels like home.

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Patient Review from Jaimen D

I had a great experience with my wisdom teeth removal. Everything was simple and straight forward. Staff was very welcoming, and easy to work with. Definitely would recommend anyone to have their procedures performed here.

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