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Wisdom Teeth Removal

When wisdom teeth erupt, they can get stuck in your jaw or grow at an angle. This can lead to painful and serious oral health complications.

At our Jackson, MS, office, we offer wisdom teeth removal to prevent impaction and restore your oral health.

Learn why Drs. Roger Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart recommend wisdom teeth removal...

When is the best time for wisdom tooth removal?

Consider Early Extractions

Our oral surgeons prefer to examine patients before their wisdom teeth grow in to assess the likelihood of complications with their development. If we identify potential issues like lack of space, we can schedule your extractions proactively, typically around the age of 16.
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If wisdom teeth do become impacted, the sooner you get treatment, the better.

Your Procedure Timeline

Here is what you can expect during your oral surgery at our Jackson, MS, dental practice...


Before starting your procedure, we will carefully administer anesthesia and sedation to numb your mouth and induce a state of reduced consciousness. 


Incisions are made in the gums to access the impacted tooth. We may break the tooth into pieces, or extract the structure whole to reduce the amount of trauma to the surrounding oral tissues.

Close Incisions

Our oral surgeon closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures and places gauze over the area. When the sedation begins to wear off, you will be released to go home and begin your recovery. 


Expect some mild swelling and bleeding especially in the first two to three days after surgery. We recommend eating a soft food diet and using an ice pack to manage side effects. Most patients will be completely recovered in about two weeks. 

Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Painful?

Your health and comfort are important to us, so we take every measure to ensure that you feel safe and relaxed throughout your treatment. While the recovery can be slightly uncomfortable, temporary side effects like swelling and tenderness are generally more tolerable than the pain of wisdom teeth complications. If you have any questions at all about your treatment please contact our Jackson office and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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I’ve ALWAYS been self conscious of my smile, even after clear aligners AND braces because of my “gummy smile” and small teeth, until I recently had the opportunity to undergo a procedure called Crown Lengthening offered by Dr. Roger Parkes (and his amazing assistant Tiffany

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My experience here was far beyond my expectations. I always felt comfortable and was treated kindly by everyone. Dr. Parkes offers the latest technology in his field. The results he achieved for me were terrific. I look and feel so much better. I can smile with confidence. Something I haven't been able to do in years. I highly recommend Periodontal Associates of Jackson.

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Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes, Dr. R. Clarke Stewart, and Dr, Jamie Howard, are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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