Oral Surgery

You’re in Good Hands with Our Team

At Neighborhood Smiles Oral Surgery in La Crosse, we’re proud to be able to provide all of your oral health needs under one roof, from the comfort of your dental home. This eliminates the need to refer you to a specialist or oral surgeon who doesn’t know you or your history. Dr. Karen Spitzer and Dr. Herb Salisbury are some of the most skilled and compassionate oral surgeons in La Crosse County.

If you’re in need of oral surgery in La Crosse, look no further. Let our team be the one to take the very best care of you.

Nothing to Fear

Our team understands that the thought of oral surgery can tie any patient’s stomach in knots – especially those with any level of dental anxiety. Dr. Spitzer, Dr. Salisbury, and our entire team at Neighborhood Smiles wants you to know that you have nothing to fear and you are in the best possible care with us.

While we can assure you there’s nothing to fear, we also want you to know that all of your questions, concerns, and anxieties will be addressed and taken seriously. We want you to feel comfortable every step of the way – from treatment planning, to the procedure, to a speedy recovery.

Wisdom Teeth

Did you ever wonder why wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth? Is it because they possess some source of divine knowledge? Fortunately not, because they are often problematic when it comes to your oral health, and often have to be removed.

Wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth simply for the fact that they tend to come in between the ages of 17-21, which is an age where we are thought to have acquired a certain amount of “wisdom” (tell that to my 17 year old).

Some patients get all four of their wisdom teeth, some get none, and some fall somewhere in between. For many patients, wisdom teeth cause no problems. But for others, they can be quite problematic.

You may consider having your wisdom teeth removed if they are:

  • Causing excessive crowding
  • Causing problems for your alignment or bite
  • Causing pain or sensitivity
  • Impacted (they are twisted, turned, or at an angle so they are unable to erupt properly)

If you are experiencing any of the above problems with your wisdom teeth coming in, it would be wise to come in and see us at Neighborhood Smiles.