Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Left over from the days when humans needed help chewing through tougher food, your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars. Thanks to modern cooking and utensils, these extra teeth are no longer necessary, and they’re typically extracted via wisdom teeth removal surgery when patients are between 17 and 25 years old.

Once your wisdom teeth are spotted on an x-ray, your dentist will determine if you need wisdom teeth surgery. Your wisdom teeth may be impacted or emerging at the wrong angle, which can be serious sources of pain for many patients. Alternatively, your mouth just may not have room for an extra set of molars. Not everyone needs wisdom teeth surgery, but if the molars are causing issues, they’ll need to be removed to avoid causing further problems, like cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and abscesses.

Why We’re Different

For many patients, wisdom tooth extraction can be their first major oral surgery—we take that responsibility seriously at Heartland. From the pre-surgery appointment to your post-surgery aftercare, our team will do everything we can to ensure your first procedure goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

See what people have to say!

Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

“If you EVER find yourself needing an oral surgeon, please make sure his name is Dr. Kenneth Carey at Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. I can not say enough about Doc C! I came to Doc C with a tooth the needed to come out, but then also needing more work done. Dr. Carey’s staff…Mandy, Sarah, Maria, Carey & Kandy just to mention a few, are Amazing!! All of them are very friendly, caring & highly trained & made me feel right at home!
Dr. Carey shows a sincere dedication, only seen in very few doctors. He explains how he can help, and how he will help Doc C is thorough, professional, calming and T.H.E. best at this profession. He treated me just like family. He shows a lot of concern and has a great sense of humor!! So if you find yourself sitting in Dr. Carey’s surgical chair, rest assured you have found the Best!! I would & I do, recommend Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants to anyone and everyone.” -LVL

Facial Trauma & Emergencies

“I had gone to the ER at 5am yesterday morning for worsening swelling and pain in my mouth from a dental abscess. Doc saw me and got worried so they made some calls. Dr. Carey and Heartland Oral were the only ones who would see m on a Sunday. Made the drive there and they were amazing. They are definitely good people who still care for their patients. Highly recommended. If you do see this, once again, Thank you so very much for all you did, Dr. Carey.” -KK

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I like how everyone is super friendly. Good prices without insurance. And I like how they listen and take care of you.” -DR

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I just came to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. I’ve been put to sleep, and completely terrified of the dentist. Dr. Carey and every women in there including his wife make me feel my best self. They calmed my nerves held my hand and actually made me feel like I was in great hands. I can’t express enough how relived I am and blessed to find an amazing surgeon! Thank you again. If anyone is wondering of a good comforting place. Heartland is the place to go!” -HL

Heartland Oral Surgery

“Dr. Carey was very professional about it all. Made sure I was at ease and the nurses were great too. I was talking to them and the next thing I knew I was being woken up. Procedure already done. Don’t have any memory of it and there is hardly any pain considering how many teeth they took out. I will highly recommend them to everyone I know that needs oral surgery done.” -JH

Visit us at our Kearney or Grand Island Nebraska Locations!

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Kearney, NE

516 W. 39th Street, Suite D
Kearney, NE 68845

Phone: 308-865-2577

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed to patients
Wednesday: 7 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7 am - 5 pm

Grand Island, NE

908 N. Howard Ave, Suite 101
Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: 308-381-8500

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8 am - 2 pm