Wisdom Teeth Removal Without Opioids

TheWisdomToothDoc™ offers a safe, simple and unique procedure for wisdom teeth removal without opioids with easy scheduling.

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Why Us?

Experience wisdom teeth removal without opioids, a professional and friendly team and much more...

“You are my people. You see, not long ago, my wife passed away from cancer and I became a widowed husband of two daughters.

It was one of the most challenging periods of my life as a parent and professional.

I knew the only way I would get through it was was turning this energy into a force to do good things both for my daughters and my patients.

As a result, I live by two main principles.

  1. To provide you, my patient, with the finest quality care I would give my own family; and 
  2. To give my daughters the life they deserve.
 

My life is devoted to providing you or your children with the same level of care I have delivered to mine.”

The WisdomToothDoc team

We treat you like our own family.

15 years +
continuing education

Custom-Evidence based Procedures

patient first screening

Safe and Refined Procedure using NO opioids

What our patients have to say...

Terry Barry (Mr. T)
Terry Barry (Mr. T)
25/01/2023
Both professional and personable. Extremely nice staff. Highly recommended.
cecilia
cecilia
06/01/2023
I had a great experience here! I was very nervous for my wisdom teeth removal but the doctor and the girls helping him were so nice and comforting. Without them I don’t think I would’ve been able to go through with the surgery. I am now healing from the surgery and everything has gone smoothly so far :)
robert widener
robert widener
06/01/2023
Very professional and friendly. Loved the staff thank you for your attention to a seamless experience. Dr Babiuk always professional and considerate. Went for implants looking into additional replacements due to partial that negatively interacting in gums and taste also affects my speech.
Amy Kouba
Amy Kouba
15/12/2022
This was an absolutely amazing experience! My oldest son needed 4 impacted molars removed, and I was not pleased with the reviews of the places recommended by his dentist and orthodontist and found this place myself. They were incredibly thorough in making sure they had all the paperwork, x-rays and other models before the event. We were given a care package prior to the surgery (something we purchased) to assist in reducing the swelling and to clean the wounds. We had a meeting prior to the surgery which covered everything that was going to happen with a clear outline of the process, paper work, and billing. The day itself was so smooth it was amazing. We arrived a little before the scheduled time, my son was seen around 20 minutes later, and the surgery itself was estimated to be 45 minutes and it was. We were in an out much quicker than I had expected. In addition to that, I was able to get all necessary meds at an on-site vending machine (InstyMeds) after the surgery very easily. My son had a headwrap for the ice packs, we were given extra gauze, chapstick for the chapped lips that occur during the procedure, extra ice packs, documentation to go home, and even a blanket to take with us! Anesthesia can give you the shivers so that was an amazing touch. We received meds for the pain, antibiotics, and meds to help the swelling, which should make this process as pleasant as one can hope to expect. Our appointment was at 8:40 and I believe we were home before 11! Very efficient in every detail! I am totally glad we went with this centre. In fact, we came back for my youngest son's procedures!
Medy Knurek
Medy Knurek
15/12/2022
Dr J. Babiuk and his entire staff are very professional, respectful, courteous and helpful. I highly recommend this office to anyone.
Glenn Podzimek
Glenn Podzimek
13/12/2022
My husband had to undergo a complicated oral surgery procedure. Dr. Babiuk was referred to him. The procedure went extremely well and his office staff was remarkably friendly. The follow up was detailed and consistent. We highly recommend The center for Oral Surgery in Joliet and Dr. Babiuk.
Alexandra Ganster
Alexandra Ganster
09/12/2022
I have severe dental phobia, but Dr. Babiuk and his lovely office gals were really through and very reassuring. Very appreciated.
Madonna Willis
Madonna Willis
01/12/2022
Great place very professional All the ladies in the office are awesome ! Dr. BABIUK is the BEST! Definitely Recommended …..Thanks !
Wisdom teeth removal without opiods Joliet, IL

Discover a refined technique for wisdom teeth removal without opioids.

Dr. Babiuk has spent over 10 years honing and perfecting his surgery technique for wisdom teeth removal without opioids. 

He is so confident in the safety of TheWisdomToothDocTechnique™, that he even performed the same surgery on his teenage daughter Miranda.

Your safety is our top priority...

Our greatest emphasis is your safety. When it comes to wisdom teeth removal without opioids and
all of our procedures, we determine the safest technique possible for you. This is based on your health history, state-of-art 3d scans, anatomy, and a pre-anesthetic evaluation.

Reduce your exposure to potentially addictive drugs.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Without Opioids…

Our practice recognizes the dangers of opioid addiction and is one of the few surgical facilities that offers procedures without the use of addictive opioids.

Because of this, Dr. Babiuk has created and refined his surgical procedure to be comfortable, safe, and opiate-free in order to minimize your exposure to potentially addictive medicines.

Read More here about the “Dirty Secrets about Opioids and Wisdom Teeth”.

Patient First... Always!

Our practice will always prioritize the safety of our patients. In addition to a pre-anesthetic evaluation, we use the newest technology and 3-D viewing equipment to map your unique oral features. We also analyze and study your records, health and anatomical history. After a comprehensive analysis of your data, we design a a procedure that is as safe and comfortable for you.

Transparency and Convenience...

Our greatest emphasis is your safety.

We determine the safest technique possible for you based on your health history,
state-of-art 3d scans, anatomy, and a
pre-anesthetic evaluation.

Rely on Up to Date Equipment and Tools...

Whether you are having wisdom teeth removal without opioids or another procedure done, know that we only use the best, most reliable, and most up-to-date tools to make sure your procedure is as safe, comfortable, and painless as possible.

Enjoy the convenience of In-House pharmacy

Our on-site pharmacy makes it easier for patients to obtain the finest possible care, which is our first focus. The majority of our patients will want immediate pharmaceutical access. By allowing patients to fill their prescriptions in the clinic, you may save them a trip and ensure that they are able to take their meds on time.
Wisdom teeth removal without opioids and an in-house pharmacy

State of the Art Equipment

Meet the wisdom teeth removal team at TheWisdomToothDoc!

Dr. Babiuk And His Long Time Staff

Feel confident in your surgeon and team...

In addition to teaching surgery and anesthesia, Dr. Babiuk, has extracted more than 200,000 teeth and completed a total of 15 years of oral study, covering all facets of oral and facial procedures. He continues to hone his skills through continuing education so that you receive the most recent and up-to-date information. Click here to Read more about Dr. Babuik.

We've Seen Everything...

We are knowledgeable and well-prepared in all aspects of wisdom teeth removal. From pre-op to post-op, Dr. Babuik will ensure that you achieve your desired outcomes in the safest manner possible. 

professional staff

Our staff members are carefully chosen and instructed to treat you as they would treat their own family. Our crew has assisted in hundreds of surgeries annually in addition to putting the needs of the patient first. Read more about our staff by clicking here.

You get safe, comfortable, and proven care

Our practice strives to provide each patient with a pleasant and comfortable experience. This devotion goes beyond providing the highest quality care. As oral and facial experts, we take great satisfaction in educating our patients and assisting them in making well-informed decisions regarding their procedure. We collaborate with our patients to develop and implement a treatment plan that is accommodating.

Frequently asked questions

TheWisdomToothDoc™ technique focuses on minimizing pain and swelling. Although there may be some redness and swelling, we will give you the tools and information you need to get better quickly and comfortably. We will also text you after the procedure to see how you are doing, and you will be able to call our office if you have any questions or concerns.

For most people, they are going to be a little dizzy and a little sleepy for the rest of the day after wisdom teeth removal. There will be an effect on coordination for about 24 hours, so we don’t want people driving, riding a motorcycle, or using power tools, or doing anything else where they could hurt themselves. The residual effect on coordination persists a little bit longer than the residual dizziness and sleepiness, so it’s really important that people follow those restrictions for 24 hours. For reasons unknown, sometimes we will see adolescent female patients become more emotional than usual for a few hours after sedation. It is important to note that the outlandish behavior of people after wisdom tooth extraction typically portrayed on YouTube is not at all a realistic depiction.

The question of whether or not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed has been debated for many years amongst dental professionals. The reality is that nearly everyone will need their wisdom teeth out at some point. Most people need them out when they’re young because they don’t have enough room for them to come in, so they get stuck and cause problems. Some people will have enough room for the teeth to come into the mouth but then they struggle to clean them, leading to problems like tooth decay and gum disease. This leads to the need for removal later in life.

The typical wisdom tooth removal patient is a high school or college aged young adult, who has spacing issues. These arise due to genetics, due to improved dental care practices, and due to modern dietary issues. In the past, no one needed wisdom teeth removal. Most people didn’t have access to dental care, so teeth would break or fall out, the remaining teeth would shift, and there was enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in without problems. As dental care has improved, people have stopped losing teeth at a young age.

Another big factor is the modern diet. People used to eat food that they picked and prepared on their own. Grains were milled between rocks. Leaves and stems were in their vegetables. So they ate dirt and sand and their diet was very abrasive. This has changed and now what we eat is very processed.  Our teeth no longer wear from our diet. If we look at the work of the anthropologists who examine human skulls, all the teeth are worn and smaller, so there was room for the wisdom teeth. Human jawbones are actually about 25% smaller now than they were just a couple of thousand years ago because growth is affected by function. Diet was more abrasive, so people needed more chewing force in order to eat. That meant that the jaw would grow bigger and there was more room for more teeth to come in. The average mouth today doesn’t have enough room. The wisdom teeth will form, get stuck, and end up partly covered by bone or by gum tissue.

If you put off getting your wisdom teeth out for too long, your jawbone and teeth start to harden. As the third molars get harder, they get harder to take out, and the process gets more painful and complicated.

The cost of wisdom tooth removal depends on the position of the tooth, whether it has erupted, whether it is stuck, whether it’s angled, and whether it is covered by bone or gum tissue. There are a lot of factors and choice plays a role. Some people only want shots of local anesthetic. Most people have trouble tolerating such an intense removal, so the best way to do things is under sedation. The cost can vary from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on each individual patient’s situation. Typically, dental insurance will cover some of the procedure but not all of it. Some medical plans will provide some coverage as well. Our financial team will help you to get the maximum benefits possible.

 

If you wait, you are also more likely to have problems after the surgery, such as sinus problems, heavy bleeding, tooth roots being damaged in healthy teeth, and limited jaw movement. You might only have these symptoms for a few days or for the rest of your life.

The majority of individuals have unexposed wisdoms with a high risk of plaque and foreign debris blockage. Consequently, the tissue may become infected. It can also lead to improper tooth positioning and mouth development. Click here for more information.

For most young people, wisdom teeth don’t fully emerge. They are typically angled in a complex position. It’s not a straight up and down erupted tooth. In order to fully expose the tooth to remove it, we have to lift the gum tissue. We typically have to make space between the tooth and the bone in order to free it. Many times, we actually have to cut the tooth into pieces to remove it.

In older people who have been functioning on the teeth, it becomes harder to remove them because of the changes in bone that happen with age. In your typical 16 year old, the bone is still very flexible and you don’t have to do as much removal of bone because you can get the bone to flex and create space, and then return to where it was. In the average person over 35, there’s no flexibility of bone left, so there’s typically a need for bone removal to break the attachment of the tooth to the bone.

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Dr. Babiuk is amongst the state’s best qualified oral and face surgeons. He has extracted over 150,000 teeth and trained one of the leading hospitals, Cook County. In addition to teaching anesthesia and surgery at Cook County, he has more than 25 years of expertise in private practice and 20 years of experience in anesthesia. Dr. Babiuk specializes in extractions of wisdom teeth and has a lower rate of complications, post-operative infections, and dry sockets than the national average. Read more about Dr. Babiuk here.

I always recommended that sedation be used unless someone has a medical reason why they’re not a sedation candidate. Sedation is always given as the best option. It’s better to not be aware of what’s going on, in order to have a good experience. If someone has a bad experience, they may develop a fear of dentistry and end up avoiding dental care in the future, which will negatively affect their overall dental health for their lifetime.

If, for whatever reason, someone feels anxiety over the sedation process, they may choose to not be sedated. There are two choices when they’re not sedated. One is using the local anesthetic, Novocaine. They will feel pressure, vibration, water, and the initial anesthetic injections. There is one step between that and being sedated. There’s a mask over their nose and they are breathing a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, laughing gas. The result is very minor sedation. You can only feel 90% of what is happening instead of 100%.

If someone decides against sedation, we can’t avoid the use of opioids. Under sedation, we have intravenous line access. We can give medications that are going to reduce the inflammation and pain for many hours after the procedure. Without sedation, we don’t have this access and we can’t give those medications. The average person is then going to need much stronger pain medication.

A General Dentist is the primary care doctor of your oral health. They are trained to restore teeth back to normal form and function. They are trained to replace missing teeth. They have very little exposure to tooth extractions in dental school. Most have only done a handful before graduation. They also have no training in managing surgical complications. While the likelihood of of complications is low, they should be handled by experienced hands. When someone has a problem with an extraction by their dentist, they will need to then find an expert to take over.

Experience is an important consideration for any procedure. The added experience of a seasoned professional reduces your risks and improves your recovery experience.

Not to sound too sarcastic, but, would you want your primary care doctor to perform your bypass?

Since the extraction is generally performed under sedation, you’re unaware of the procedure even being done. We start an IV line and we give you some medications. You fall asleep and we give you local anesthetic while you’re asleep, so you don’t have any awareness of the injections. The areas are numb in addition to the sedation. After the procedure, you wake up feeling numb, as if you had gone to the dentist for some fillings. The local anesthetic wears off over a period of a few hours.  We also place long acting local that lasts for 3 days. The sites won’t feel totally numb, instead there will be decreased sensation in the areas to decrease your discomfort.

For healthy people, the risk of an anesthetic problem is between one in 500,000 and one in one million. We are typically working with young, healthy people, which reduces the risk. When a procedure is done under sedation in the office, it is done with the exact same technique that would be used in a hospital operating room, with the same monitoring equipment. In order to be a sedation provider, you have to be trained in it. You need to have staff that is trained in managing emergencies and CPR. You constantly have to retrain and test. Realistically, the potential for an anesthetic problem in an oral surgery office while having wisdom teeth taken out under sedation is very low.

Dr. Babiuk and his staff are widely regarded as the foremost experts in wisdom tooth extractions. They take satisfaction in minimizing complications through careful patient evaluation and have contingency plans for most, if not all, possible complications.

A typical clinic will give opioid prescriptions to mostly young and healthy patients after a procedure. Opioids are one of the most addictive substances available, and prolonged use can be fatal. We are one of the few clinics engaged in the fight against opiates and have carefully developed a safe, comfortable, and opiates-free procedure. Click here for more information.

We prioritize your safety and treat you as if you were a member of our family. We take the time to personalize your procedure and limit your exposure to potentially addictive drugs. Click here for more information on Dr. Babiuk.

We have a transparent and organized system for handling new patients.

  1. Phone call to set up your consultation
  2. Consultation
  3. X-rays and evaluation
  4. Pre anesthetic evaluation, Health history, anatomy review
  5. Customized procedure and course of action using “Full Big Picture Evaluation”
  6. In Office sedation
  7. Procedure/Leave Same Day
  8. Post Op Evaluation,  Recovery, and Text Message Updates

From the initial phone conversation to the post-operative appointment, we take pride in ensuring your satisfaction. Call us today!

After wisdom teeth removal, most patients will see a period of swelling that peaks after about three days. The swelling resolves over a period of about a week and a half. The inflammation that happens from the surgery will lead to pain and discomfort. The average patient of TheWisdomToothDoc will take  Tylenol and prescription strength ibuprofen, at the same time, every 6 hours for the first four days. After this we have them transition to an as needed basis.

Typically, a patient who has her wisdom teeth out on Friday will be able to go to work or school on Monday. They will be a little uncomfortable, but still able to do what they would normally do. The average patient will get to the point where they feel normal again within two weeks. Gum tissue healing is about a six-week process. The bone underneath the gum tissue takes about six months for full healing. Those processes are typically not felt by the patient at all.

Address:
3209 Fiday Rd, Joliet, IL 60431, United States

Second Location:

TheWisdomToothDoc™
1404 Aquarius Circle, Suite A
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Call: (815) 254-1560

Text: (815) 473-3560

Fax: (815) 254-1562

Email: info@wisdomteethjoliet.com

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