Dr. Redford has treated thousands of patients
to include facial reconstruction of deformities, facial trauma,
and minor oral surgery such as extractions and removal of wisdom teeth.

 Dr. Redford has recently limited his practice to in-office procedures.
If you have a painful or impacted tooth that needs to be removed,
Dr. Redford can provide the help you need,
offering his surgical expertise in:

  • Tooth Extractions
  • Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Nitrous Oxide, Oral Sedation, IV Sedation and General Anesthesia



There are times when it is in your best interest to have a painful or broken tooth removed. Sometimes it is just not affordable to have it restored or a tooth may be decayed or broken beyond restoration.


Impacted teeth can cause problems such as infection, pain and crowding of other teeth.

Most young adults have wisdom teeth and most have all four, one in the very back on each side of the upper and lower jaw. Molars are the teeth with two or three roots in the back of the mouth used for chewing rather than biting. First molars are called the six-year molars because they are the first molars to erupt at about age six. Second molars come in about age twelve. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and are so-called because they usually begin erupting between the ages of 17 to 21, nearer the age of becoming an adult.

Because the wisdom teeth (third molars) are located so far back in the jaw, many times there is not sufficient space to erupt fully into the mouth. A wisdom tooth is termed impacted when it cannot erupt directly into the mouth like the other teeth. Not having enough space to erupt, third molars may be positioned at an angle and erupt only partially or many times not at all.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause a number of problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth and gum allows food debris to collect, bacteria to grow and can eventually cause swelling, stiffness, and pain from infection. The pressure from wisdom teeth continually trying to erupt may cause pain, move other teeth and disrupt the natural or orthodontic alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and adjacent teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth resolves these problems, but early removal is recommended to avoid these problems altogether.

Most patients who have impacted wisdom teeth choose to have all four removed at the same time. This is a wise choice because post-operative discomfort is not four times greater, and this choice limits your surgery and anesthesia to only one experience.




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