Wisdom Teeth Plantation FL

Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Third Molars | Wisdom Teeth Removal

By the age of 18 the average adult has 32 teeth: 16 teeth on top and 16 teeth on bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that is meant to hold only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth”.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not what generally happens. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, only partially emerge from the gum, or can even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck”.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid complications.

Are You Experiencing Issues With Your Wisdom Teeth?


Call Plantation Office Phone Number 954-792-5544 to schedule your wisdom teeth examination.

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 Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Berley & Dr. Torres can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Berley & Dr. Torres is trained, licensed, and highly experienced in providing various types of anesthesia for patients.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia), or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Plantation Office Phone Number 954-792-5544.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the wisdom tooth removal process, please click the image below. It will launch our flash educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about wisdom teeth.

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Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety. We utilize modern monitoring equipment and our staff are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Dr. Joel A Berley, DMD

5 out of 5 stars based on 18 Extraction reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

After being apprehensive about the procedure I was amazed at the the painless results. Dr. Berley and nurse Jules were calming and gentle. The whole expected "ordeal" was over quickly. I would recommend them to any one needing oral surgery.

- Alan S

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I have a horrible fear of going to the dentist. My husband came with me to give me support. I was planning on one extraction although I had 2 teeth that could not be saved. Knowing my anxiety was very high, as a team we decided that sedation would be the best decision. I can't begin to say how easy the procedure went. The staff was amazing and followed up with a phone call to see how I was healing. I would definitely recommend this practice over and over again!

- Beckie S

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I went to my dentist with a tooth ache and was told I needed wisdom teeth removed and was referred to Dr. Berley. I was concerned because I was slated to go out of the country just a few days later and I wasn't sure if I could have the procedure done in time. I called the office and expressed my concern about the timing and was told he would squeeze me in that day! Everything after that point was hands down the absolute best experience I have ever had at a doctor's office! Dr. Berley and his staff were informative, friendly and were constantly ensuring I was comfortable and out of pain the entire time. They even asked me if they could play music during the procedure and wanted me to be happy with the playlist!! Who does that?? Dr. Berley and his staff are consummate professionals with impeccable bedside manner and are clearly experts in CMF and oral surgical care...not to mention they use the latest technology in the industry and offer a range of pain management options that obviate the need for narcotics (if you so desire...and I did). I can't speak more highly of Dr. Berley and this office. If you have any hesitations whatsoever, just know your concerns will be instantly allayed when you walk through their door. Thank you Dr. Berley and staff!!

- Marc L

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Thank you so much for providing a stress free environment, with easy access to staff who answered all of our questions with patience and diligence. Dr. Berley is an amazing doctor with wonderful bed side manner. Thank you for making this not so pleasant medical procedure as easy and painless as possible!

- Matyas H

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What a caring dr and staff. Everything was done to ensure a pleasant experience paln free extractions and a great recovery. Everything was done to ensure an easy recovery, I would recommend this office to everybody. I want to thank everybody in the office.

- Patricia C

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Five stars is not enough for Dr. Berley and his staff. I have never been to a more friendly and professional office. Dr. Berley extracted the roots of a tooth which fractured in another office during a bridge removal. He also did bone graft for an implant. This whole procedure was completely painless. I am also choosing him to do the implant. I am so happy my regular dentist sent me to Dr. Berley. I am even looking forward to the implant!!!

- Frances B

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I wanted to comment on the "top notch" professionalism of Dr. Berley and his staff. I have had numerous dental procedures and I have to say this one done with the highest level of professionalism and technical expertise. I want to thank the staff and especially Dr. Berley and his surgical assistant, she was the best I've ever encountered. I would highly recommend this group.

- Linda

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I have had numerous dental in surgical procedures, and I needed to say that Dr. Berley and his staff our an outstanding group. He and his surgical assistant were the most professional and technically adept of any procedure I've ever had. I would highly recommend this practice.

- Linda

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There's not enough good that I can say about Dr. Berley! The mere remembrance of the most excellent care my multiple disabled son received from Dr. Berley, along with his entire staff, yet brings tears of utmost appreciation to my eyes and warmth to my heart! As near any parent of a child who suffers from Autism knows, seeing a new doctor in an unfamiliar environment can be quite stressful, for both parent and child. One never knows what sight or sound or sensation might cause an Autistic child to "melt down", and when Autism is accompanied by Down Syndrome as well as a continuing cardiac anomaly, the odds of experiencing such a meltdown are tripled, especially if the attending physician and staff are not familiar or well experienced with such children, most of whom, I find, instinctively know or sense when they are truly cared about, and being cared for. From beginning to end then - from the initial exam to the procedure itself, and thereafter recovery, Dr. Berley managed my son with such kid gloves, immediately winning his trust, and such expertise that the entire process of surgically extracting 5 teeth - four wisdom teeth that had not yet erupted, along with a tooth that grew out of place, went off without a hitch, and with so little discomfort thereafter that he was begging for pizza and burgers within hours of the surgery! But of course, he had to content himself with jello and ice cream. Patient care received went beyond excellent. Swelling was minimal. There was little pain during recovery that OTC Motrin didn't handle. Bleeding was next to nil, within but a few short hours, and recovery has been uneventful; as importantly as that, my son was given no reason to fear going back to the dentist again, which says a whole lot more than I ever could. Thank you Dr. Berley, and staff, for your knowledge, your compassion, your dedication to patient care and comfort. I cannot possibly thank you enough; nor can negate to mention Dr. Dee, LaDilia Trifunovic , whom I slso absolutely adore and trust with my most precious son's life, who so helped to make all of this possible. I owe you an non-payable debl of gratitude.

- Carolyn R

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Extractions have never been so easy and painless. I went in and in a blink of an eye my procedure was done, 5 extractions and a preparation for a future implant. Dr Berley and his staff are really kind and profesional.

- Rafael S

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6 wisdom teeth extracted at one time ...was so grateful for results. My daughter has not has any pain,only mild discomfort. Staff and Dr. Berley was wonderful! Would highly recommend

- Lori L

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DR BERLEY & HIS TEAM ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! I was introduced to this office a few months ago as an intern while I was still in the dental assisting program. It was my first oral surgery experience and I absolutely loved it! Everybody was truly helpful and friendly, including the doctor who made sure I understood everything that was going on in his office (IV sedation, implants, etc.). As a student I had the opportunity to experience different specialties and different offices and I was able to compare and distinguish the doctor who truly stood out as a professional but also as a person: Dr Berley is definitely the winner! I loved his office so much that immediately after my graduation I went back to apply for a job as an assistant and they accepted me with no hesitation. Nothing can go wrong here: Dr Berley has a lot of experience and treats all his patients as if they are part of his family; also his excellent educational background is what encourages him to adopt a minimally invasive technique for all his surgeries, which totally helps patients with healing. The front desk girls are very devoted and the office manager (Pam) would go above and beyond to provide care for the patients. Pam’s encouragement makes me feel so positive, I can do anything and everything. The assistants (Marilu & Jules) are the most skillful, caring and responsible people in the entire world!!! Jules’ expert tutelage as an anesthesia assistant is making me rethink my direction in the dental field! And last but not least, they give the best post op instructions ever!! I am sure the patients would agree with me. I totally trust them: as an employee and as a patient too. As a matter of fact, not too long ago I was complaining of a terrible headache and Doctor Berley recommended having my wisdom teeth removed. He took out my wisdom teeth in a blink of an eye and I felt no pain whatsoever; I was even able to keep working that same day. Sure enough my headache disappeared completely and I can only be extremely thankful for that. If you ever need an oral surgeon, you have to come here. You will not regret it! It is a guarantee you will receive maximum care & that is what matters the most!

- Maria G

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Honestly, I've had 1 wisdom tooth extracted last October by a dentist and it was the most painful experience. This year, I was recommended to Dr. Berley, let me tell you that it was such a relief! His staff from Pam at the front desk, they are very warm and they make you feel at home. Then when it was time for the procedure which was last month 07/01/16, I was really nervous, his assistant was super nice to me and even Dr. Berley helped calm my nerves. It was such a wonderful experience and I am forever grateful to Dr. Berley and his staff. They called me before my wisdom tooth extraction, they called me the same day I had it to check on me and it was so amazing. I barely got any swelling, Dr Berley has hands of an angel. I am so lucky and I have recommended all my colleagues and people I know to him always! Thank you guys so much 🙂

- Yeramar T

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Excellent Doc and support Staff!!! Great Job!!! Thank you all very much!!!

- Mark S

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Dr. Berley and his staff went above and beyond for me. I traveled from Boca and they were kind enough to squeeze me in for an extraction the same day so I did not have to find a ride back again the next week. They worked around MY schedule- which is almost unheard of these days. The doctor had a gentle touch and I would definitely recommend him. I will be having him do my implant in a few months and I know he will do a wonderful job.

- Anna G

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I had a wisdom tooth extraction. Not my first one, thus I went trembling and embracing myself for pain and uncomfort during and after the procedure. When Dr. Berley informed me after few minutes that we are done, I had no idea that he was already working on my tooth. I thought he was just checking to see if i was numb enough so he could start. One of my best if not the best experiences in dental work...and I have quite some...you name it and I have it. Dr. berley will be my and my family's oral surgeon from now on, and I will definitely strongly recommend him to all of my friends. All of the stuff also very friendly and his nurse ( I am sorry I do not remember her name) made everything possible to make me feel comfortable, even stroking my head, explaining every move or gadget that was entering in my mouth and at the end explained and demonstrated for me in length and detail how to take care of my wound afterwards. Thank you all! Moira K.

- Moira K

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I just has my wisdom teeth extracted today and I feel like I was well taken care of. Dr. Berly was kind and comforting, answering all my questions with patience. I would highly recommend Dr. Berly to anyone.

- Azi G

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Dr. Berley's office staff was warm and friendly. Dr Berley did my son's wisdom teeth extraction today and he is healing beautifully. I would highly recommend him.

- Dorit G

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