Services Wisdom Teeth Extractions - College of Dentistry
402-472-5000

Patient FAQs

1. Who will provide my care?

Our exceptional dental students who are supervised by our outstanding faculty. Meet our team.

2. What should I expect for cost?

We offer significantly reduced fees compared to regional dental fees. We offer the expertise and value you won’t find anywhere else. More about fees and insurance.

3. What should I expect during my visit?

– We provide the highest quality dental care using cutting-edge dental technology.
– We ensure every patient has a comfortable, personalized experience. Meet our patients.
– Our patients have an important role in the education of our oral health professionals.

4. How do I make an appointment?

Call 402-472-1333. See other patient FAQs.

About Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Some people have wisdom teeth that emerge without any problems and line up with the other teeth behind the second molars. In many cases, however, the mouth is too crowded for third molars to develop normally. These crowded third molars become trapped (impacted).

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause several problems in the mouth:

  • Damage to other teeth. If the wisdom tooth pushes against the second molar, it may damage the second molar or increase the risk of infection in that area. This pressure can also cause problems with crowding of the other teeth or require orthodontic treatment to straighten other teeth.
  • Cysts. The wisdom tooth develops in a sac within the jawbone. The sac can fill with fluid, forming a cyst that can damage the jawbone, teeth and nerves. 
  • Decay. Partially impacted wisdom teeth appear to be at higher risk of tooth decay than other teeth. This probably occurs because wisdom teeth are harder to clean and because food and bacteria get easily trapped between the gum and a partially erupted tooth.
  • Gum disease. The difficulty cleaning impacted, partially erupted wisdom teeth increases the risk of developing a painful, inflammatory gum condition called pericoronitis in that area.

UNMC College of Dentistry
Lincoln Dental Clinic

4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Appointments:           402-472-1333
Billing & Insurance:   402-472-1333

Emergency after hours (for current patients only): 402-670-6032