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Wisdom Teeth Removal

& Dental Extractions

The Krupp Center will provide the safest, most comfortable extraction procedure possible. Even though many fear getting their wisdom teeth removed, at The Krupp Center you can expect considerate, efficient dental care from our team every time.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set to grow in. After losing your baby teeth, your permanents soon appear; however, wisdom teeth don’t grow in until most people are in their late teens or early adulthood. The wisdom teeth are a set of molars that grow in the very back of your mouth. They can help you chew your food more easily if they are properly aligned. However, for the majority of people, wisdom teeth are often misaligned or don’t grow in properly, causing painful dental complications.


Wisdom Teeth

Why Remove Them?

If your wisdom teeth aren’t aligned properly, they can cause pain and infections in your gums. Since these teeth are not necessary for survival, dentists often choose to remove them as soon as possible in order to prevent future problems.

When wisdom teeth grow in crooked, they can crowd nearby teeth. Wisdom teeth that lean towards adjacent molars are especially problematic because this type of misalignment can trap food, germs and debris, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Misaligned wisdom teeth can also cause damage to the jaw or nerves in the mouth.

Sometimes wisdom teeth don’t break all the way through the gum line when they grow in. This condition is referred to as having an impacted tooth and it can cause serious problems. Impacted wisdom teeth create an opening in the gum line that often traps bacteria and can lead to infections in the gums. Impacted teeth can also cause jaw pain and stiffness. The impacted teeth themselves are more likely to decay because of the bacteria build-up that occurs around them.


As a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Krupp in eminently qualified to remove your wisdom teeth.

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Symptoms Your Wisdom Teeth

Are Causing You Problems

If you experience jaw stiffness along with pain in your teeth and swelling of the gums, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth or an infection in the gums. If you experience pain in any of your molars, you should have your dentist check your wisdom teeth right away. Molar pain can be a symptom of wisdom teeth problems, and can eventually lead to decay or cavities.

Sometimes wisdom teeth cause infections that give you flu-like symptoms. If you’re feeling nauseated or have a sore throat, you might not suspect a gum infection. However, if these symptoms occur along with jaw stiffness, swelling and pain in the molars, you should have your dentist check your mouth for a gum infection related to wisdom teeth problems.


Complications That May Arise

When Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom tooth extraction is a safe, routine procedure. However, many people experience some pain after the surgery. It is normal to have minor pain and swelling for several days in the gum and socket where the tooth was removed. Your gums may also bleed continuously for about 24 hours.

Some people may experience pain in their jaws after having wisdom teeth removed. It may be difficult to open and close your jaw at first. This is usually not a major concern; however, if the tooth was attached firmly to the jaw, there’s a chance that you could suffer from a jaw fracture during the surgery.

There are a couple of other rare but serious side effects you may want to consider before having your wisdom teeth removed. There’s a slight chance that bacteria in the mouth could get into your bloodstream and cause severe health problems. This is usually the only serious risk associated with wisdom tooth removal surgery, and is more of a concern if you are prone to infections. If you have an artificial heart or another medical condition that makes you more infection-prone, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics before and after the surgery to help prevent an infection.

Some people may also get an infection in the socket after the wisdom tooth is removed. This is called a dry socket. This infection can cause painful inflammation spreading from the socket to the ear. This is treated with antibiotics. Dry socket occurs more often in female patients than in male patients.


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Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

It should only take a few days to recover after wisdom tooth surgery, presuming you don’t suffer from any serious complications. During the first 24 hours, your gums may bleed continuously, so you’ll have to bite down on a gauze pad and change it often. You should also prop your head up with pillows, as lying flat can make bleeding worse. You should refrain from strenuous exercise during this period to prevent excessive bleeding. Your dentist will prescribe painkillers to help ease any discomfort. Placing an ice pack on the outside of your cheek can help reduce swelling.

Bleeding should stop after 24 hours. If it doesn’t, call your dentist immediately. However, you should be careful to avoid aggravating the wound for the next few days, which can lead to a dry socket. Eat only soft foods and avoid drinking out of a straw or smoking cigarettes, as the sucking motion can loosen the clot.


Long-Term Care

After Your Wisdom Teeth Are Removed

After your mouth heals from your wisdom tooth extraction, you’ll have to take special care of it for the rest of your life. Continue to brush and floss twice a day and to rinse your mouth out with warm salt water for the first couple of days after the extraction. You should brush and floss twice a day for the rest of your life and report any pain or bleeding to your dentist immediately. You should also make sure to visit your dentist regularly to make sure you don’t have any other oral health problems.

Eventually, we all grow wisdom teeth. This extra set of molars may or may not cause dental complications, but with the proper care and oral hygiene you can prevent your wisdom teeth from causing you any long-term oral problems. Be proactive, schedule your next dentist’s appointment today and ask your dentist how you can properly care for your wisdom teeth.


As a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Krupp in eminently qualified to remove your wisdom teeth.

Call To BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 410.583.7600!

We Have Russian and Bulgarian Spoken Here


Facts About Wisdom Teeth

  • Wisdom teeth can produce stem cells – In 2008, Japanese researchers discovered that induced pluripotent stem cells could be harvested from wisdom teeth. This means that people who have their wisdom teeth extracted can choose to preserve their teeth in case they need the stem cells later in life.

    Fact One
  • Impacted wisdom teeth are an ancient problem – The oldest known impacted wisdom tooth belonged to an unfortunate European woman who lived roughly 15,000 years ago during the Magdalenian period (13,000-18,000 B.C.).

    Fact Two
  • Some people don’t have wisdom teeth – In fact, 35% of the population never develops wisdom teeth.

    Fact Three

Krupp Center

We love our work because it makes you smile.

top-docThe Krupp Center specializes in a full range of oral, dental, maxillofacial, and cosmetic surgery procedures.

We serve clients in the greater Baltimore area, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and we have patients come to us from all over the US.

Dr. Bernard Krupp is a leading, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with specializations in restorative dentistry, bone preservation, and dental implant surgery.

The Krupp Center provides consistent, quality care because our team is exceptional. Our licensed personnel are dedicated to staying on the leading edge of dental surgery through continuing education and a commitment to excellent medical support. As a team, we provide the highest standard of quality, personal care.


Krupp Team

We love what we do and it shows

Dr. Bernard Krupp

Dr. Bernard Krupp

DDS Board Certified Oral Surgeon, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon View Details
Katy Nedyalkova

Katy Nedyalkova

FGDDS View Details
Natasha Ross

Natasha Ross

DRT View Details
Doris Krupp

Doris Krupp

CTO View Details
Courtney Schnell

Courtney Schnell

Practice Manager View Details
Diana Smith

Diana Smith

QDA, DRT View Details
Dr. Bernard Krupp

Dr. Bernard Krupp

DDS Board Certified Oral Surgeon, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon

Bernard I. Krupp, DDS, graduated from University of Maryland Dental School in 1982 and completed residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC in 1985. Dr. Krupp earned his Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987.

Katy Nedyalkova

Katy Nedyalkova


Katy graduated dental school in Bulgaria and practiced dentistry for several years. She then decided to make a life change and move to the United States where she spent her first years with her family on the beautiful Island Nantucket . In 2007 a subsequent move to Maryland was made after desiring milder winters. She now works with Dr. Krupp in all aspects of patient care and surgical assisting, from consult and follow up to planning a treatment and surgical procedures. She is a BDA and ADA member, Maryland certified DRT and an AAOMS anesthesia certified assistant. She states, “Working here is an amazing experience. I do believe that dentistry makes changes in people’s lives and that is our goal – to help our patients to improve their life!”

Natasha Ross

Natasha Ross


Natasha Ross has been working with Dr. Krupp for 5 years. Natasha became a surgical assistant because she loves working with people and making a change in their lives. During her five years of tenure, she has found it to be an uplifting experience to be a part of the patient’s journey of initial insecurities to ultimate self confidence. At the end of the day she feels she has made a difference in someone’s life. “Coming to work each day is like walking into my family home, comforting and loving. It’s that environment we pass on to everyone who visits our practice.”

Doris Krupp

Doris Krupp


After consulting for nearly 10 years in healthcare technology, Ms. Krupp applied her skills in supporting the practice. Her background in multiple areas of computer information systems provides her many skills allowing her to satisfy responsibilities of cross-functional roles such as marketing and technology support. She is a committed to maintaining the team’s up-to-date skills and abilities through coordinating education and training. “My number one responsibility is always taking care of the team. A caring, supportive, empathetic, friendly, helpful, family environment is our secret. We all love coming to work each day and that goodness emanates to our patients.”

Courtney Schnell

Courtney Schnell

Practice Manager

Courtney Schnell has 11 years experience establishing relationships with our patients and doctors, providing a wide range of patient care from scheduling appointments to resolving claims and predetermining benefits with insurance plans.

In addition to managing the daily operations of the Practice, Courtney coordinates Dr. Krupp’s Speaking Engagements and Lectures when he is asked to share his expertise and knowledge nationally with colleagues.

Courtney attributes her enthusiasm and passion for her work to Dr. Krupp and the team as everyday she sees someone’s life positively changed as a result of the services the the KRUPP CENTER provides.

Diana Smith

Diana Smith


Diana holds a license as a Qualified Dental Assistant and Dental Radiation Technician with over 27 years of dental experience. Her knowledge of dental procedures and excellent communication skills enables her to purpose treatment options to our clients. She works closely with referring doctors in educating there teams to help them provide the same type of service to their patients. She takes great pride in being part of a team that offers the best surgical and non-surgical treatment options and care for the entire Baltimore and surrounding counties.


Why Choose Krupp Center

  • Dr.Krupp is Board Certified Oral Surgeon, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon

  • Dr. Krupp has over 25 years of medical and dental experience

  • Dr. Krupp is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Member, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery


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As a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Krupp in eminently qualified to remove your wisdom teeth.

Call To BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 410.583.7600!

We Have Russian and Bulgarian Spoken Here


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