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Dr. Robert Carl Wunderle, D.D.S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Robert Wunderle is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Marietta, GA. Dr. Wunderle specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Wunderle is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Wunderle are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants. These surgeons might also deal with conditions of sleep apnea, oral cancers and more.
Dr. Robert Carl Wunderle, D.D.S.
  • Marietta, GA
  • Accepting new patients

Would I need to take opioids after my extraction?

Most of the patients will do fine with aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc. But some may need a stronger narcotic type medication like hydrocodone or ultram.

Should I get all of my wisdom teeth extracted in one appointment?

Unless there is unusual circumstances then all wisdom teeth are removed the same day.

One surgery time, one anesthesia, and one healing period.


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How long is the recovery for a wisdom tooth extraction?

It varies, but 3 to 5 days is about right to plan your schedule.

Is surgery a treatment for TMJ?

Yes, for certain cases. This is less than 5% of patients with the problem.

Can I eat meat after an oral surgery procedure?

It is okay to eat meat, just no cheap steaks.

How can I strengthen the soft tissues in my jaw?

There is no way to strengthen tissue other than keeping yourself healthy.

What should I do to prepare for jaw corrective surgery?

Just keep yourself healthy. You do not need to get any throat infection or bronchitis. You will receive general anesthesia. Most patients do well with these procedures. We READ MORE
Just keep yourself healthy. You do not need to get any throat infection or bronchitis. You will receive general anesthesia. Most patients do well with these procedures.

We hope the best for you,

Dr. Bob

Is jaw cancer curable?

It is curable. The earlier that it is detected, the better. Five-year survival rates are greater then 75%. If spread to regional lymph nodes, then survival rates drop to somewhere READ MORE
It is curable. The earlier that it is detected, the better. Five-year survival rates are greater then 75%. If spread to regional lymph nodes, then survival rates drop to somewhere in the 30% range. Technology is improving and the future looks bright.

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Can facial birth defects be treated with oral surgery?

Certainly, with bony defects and soft tissue defects.

What is the treatment for an irregular jawline?

Most persons' jawlines have some irregularity. If it is a cosmetic problem, custom-made implants can be placed.

How long does one need dental bridges?

They usually last at least 10 years. You could use them the rest of your life

When is corrective jaw surgery needed?

It does depend on the procedure that is needed to correct a malocclusion (bad bite). Often, it is best to wait until all facial growth is complete. The orthodontist needs to be READ MORE
It does depend on the procedure that is needed to correct a malocclusion (bad bite). Often, it is best to wait until all facial growth is complete. The orthodontist needs to be involved early to prevent dental compensation that will develop due to misalignment of the jaws that will need to be corrected or prevented prior to surgery. 18 years is the average age for a male for completion of facial bone growth. With the biologic bells curve, variables do exist.

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What are the symptoms of dental problems in children?

Though there can be many indications for dental problems with a young child, sensitivity of the teeth, bleeding gum tissue. malposition of teeth, and lack of development are the READ MORE
Though there can be many indications for dental problems with a young child, sensitivity of the teeth, bleeding gum tissue. malposition of teeth, and lack of development are the most common problems. A visit with a children's dentist around age three is a good idea.

Wisdom teeth pain after they're gone

No this is not normal. Sometimes there can be a pocket around the gum tissue on the last tooth which can cause soreness do to harboring plaque and not removing it adequately. READ MORE
No this is not normal. Sometimes there can be a pocket around the gum tissue on the last tooth which can

cause soreness do to harboring plaque and not removing it adequately. Also muscle soreness from clenching often referred as bruxism can feel like pain from the

wisdom tooth area.


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What does recovery time look like for UPPP surgery?

A good question to ask the surgeon performing the procedure. Each person's anatomy is different and can affect healing.

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