Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

For more information about Wisdom Teeth or to schedule a consult with Dr. Straw, please use our online Appointment Request form or call our offices in El Dorado Hills at El Dorado Hills Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 916-933-3332 or in Placerville at Placerville Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 530-626-3300.

Please also read our wisdom teeth Patient Reviews »

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


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.


Patient Reviews: Wisdom Teeth

Please read testimonials below from our patients. Visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your wisdom teeth consult and removal experience with El Dorado Oral Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: El Dorado Hills Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 916-933-3332.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 11 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

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Dr. Straw extracted all four of my teenage son's wisdom teeth efficiently and accurately. My son had no swelling or pain after. He never needed pain medication other than Advil to help with the inflammation. The staff provided excellent home care instructions which were easy to follow. I really appreciate Dr. Straw taking the time after the procedure to explain how things went. My dad is a dentist and he too was like this with his patients which they loved him for. It is the extra time given that people really appreciate and makes them feel well cared for. Thank you, Dr. Straw, for taking such great care of my son. I know many of his friends will be coming to see you based on our experience at your office.

- Julie B

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I have always been afraid of the dentist and avoided it for years, but finally I took the first step and made an appointment, Went to this office for the first time and had a very short waiting time. Placerville office was very nice and relaxing as I was already nervous to be at the dentist. Met the staff and Dr. Straw. Everyone there was very polite and caring. The orientation for removing all wisdom teeth was very informative and helped me settle my nerves. I had deep roots so they wanted to make sure removing it wouldn't hurt my facial nerves. I had another appointment for a special x-ray at the El Dorado office to make sure they could do the extraction safely. The El Dorado office was equally nice and relaxing with again very little wait time. I later had the surgery at the El Dorado office. I was still a little nervous, but they were gently talking me through the steps as I was put out. It was over before I knew it. Now I wonder: What was I so afraid for? I recovered and had a followup appointment to make sure I was healing up. Every visit was fast, efficient and the staff and doctor were always kind and left me with a smile on my face. They gave me a Jamba-Juice gift card to make things a little smoothie-er! Thank you Dr. Straw and staff for the care and making my fears go away. I wouldn't mind going back and I highly recommend coming here!

- Megan V

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I have always been afraid of the dentist and avoided it for years, but finally I took the first step and made an appointment, Went to this office for the first time and had a very short waiting time. Placerville office was very nice and relaxing as I was already nervous to be at the dentist. Met the staff and Dr. Straw. Everyone there was very polite and caring. The orientation for removing all wisdom teeth was very informative and helped me settle my nerves. I had deep roots so they wanted to make sure removing it wouldn't hurt my facial nerves. I had another appointment for a special x-ray at the El Dorado office to make sure they could do the extraction safely. The El Dorado office was equally nice and relaxing with again very little wait time. I later had the surgery at the El Dorado office. I was still a little nervous, but they were gently talking me through the steps as I was put out. It was over before I knew it. Now I wonder: What was I so afraid for? I recovered and had a followup appointment to make sure I was healing up. Every visit was fast, efficient and the staff and doctor were always kind and left me with a smile on my face. They gave me a Jamba-Juice gift card to make things a little smoothie-er! Thank you Dr. Straw and staff for the care and making my fears go away. I wouldn't mind going back and I highly recommend coming here!

- Megan V

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Nervous as could be to have my wisdom teeth out at age 61, but what I realized afterward was that the waiting up to my appointment was the worst part of the entire experience. I had to move my appointment at the last minute, but they were gracious and worked with me to establish a new appointment at a convenient time. Initial consultation with Dr. Straw helped put me at ease. He, as well as his staff, were very nice throughout. I really don't remember much about the procedure, which I consider a good thing and I was only mildly uncomfortable for about a day. Within a week, I was pretty much healed up good to go. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

- Laura S

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Dr. Straw and his team were amazing from start to finish. When I found out I needed to have my wisdom teeth extracted, I was nervous as anyone would be. After talking with Dr. Straw during my free consult, he explained everything that would be done during my procedure, and what measures I should take pre and post op to have healthy healing. I strongly feel Dr. Straw is HIGHLY knowledgeable in his field and I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing oral surgery. Dr. Straw has two offices; one located in Placerville and one in El Dorado Hills, each BEAUTIFUL and relaxing, with great staff! I attended my post-op visit today and had my stitches removed. The assistant that took them out was friendly and gentle and gave me good information on how to continue my healing process. She was very interpersonal and even offered me a banana when my blood sugar began to drop during my check up. I really appreciated her concern and care. On my way out Dr. Straws staff gifted me an awesome custom cup with a few nic-nacs and a $5.00 gift card to Coldstone, as a thank you for choosing their office! This was so thoughtful and made my day. I also would like to applaud the front staff member Stacy for being very formative and prompt with appointment reminders and explanations of financial agreements. I really love this office a whole bunch and thank them for a great experience to a not-so-fun surgery! I recommend to all.

- Madisyn P

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I recommend Dr. Straw 100% and i am going to come to his office anytime i need anything done. Im so happy, my experience with him and his staff was wonderful. He is such a loving Doctor and will listen to your needs.

- Nathan O

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Everyone at the El Dorado Hills office were so kind too me. They helped me through my nervousness and made me feel right at home. Dr. Straw is awesome! He is kind, gentle, and very skilled at what he does. I would definitely recommend coming to this office. The overall quality of work that is at this office is hard to find anywhere else.

- Kimber C

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I am so pleased that I chose Dr. Jason Straw and his staff for my wisdom teeth removal! I scheduled my consultation and was greeted by a warm and friendly office staff! Dr. Straw was very prompt in meeting with me and explained the procedure thoroughly. I left feeling comfortable and confident with my upcoming surgery. I was able to schedule my surgery very soon after my consultation. I was given my prescriptions to fill ahead of time so that I could have medicine waiting at home after the procedure. The day of surgery went very smoothly! Dr. Straw's staff was very calming beforehand and everything was completed in under an hour. My husband was given instructions on how to help my healing process post surgery, so that I had little to worry about when I returned home. I really appreciated the follow up phone call that evening to see how I was feeling. I will definitely recommend Dr. Straw to friends and family! Thank you for a great experience!!

- Stephanie S

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My overall experience here was far better than I had anticipated, given my extreme fears and anxieties of having my wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Straw was the best, and extremely professional. I was very nervous about being put to sleep, but he did an incredible job making me feel safe and taken care of. He is very personable and can sure make you laugh! I was shocked at how quickly I was in and out of the office. I made a full recovery in just one week and the pain was very, very tolerable. I also had no noticeable swelling. All staff members were very kind and patient with me, and they especially made sure I was comfortable and doing okay when I was in the recovery room waking up from surgery. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Straw and all his staff to anyone, especially those who are a little scared of procedures like me! (; You can't go wrong with him! Thank you, Dr. Straw!!!

- Ashley L

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Our experience with Dr. Straw was absolutely wonderful. His office was clean, efficient and very friendly. Dr. Straw took the time to meet with us and make sure all of needs were met, our questions were answered and make sure we understood what was going to happen during the procedure. The Dr. and his staff were extremely professional. Everything went perfect and quickly. I would highly recommend Dr, Straw.

- Nancy Y

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Awesome experience! Highly recommend Dr. Straw and his staff!

- Rachel B

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