wisdom teethYou surely know many people who have gotten their wisdom teeth removed; everyone enjoys recounting their experiences and sharing their stories. Fortunately, if you need to have yours extracted, you can find comfort and tips from those who have already gone through it. However, it is still important to gain insights from a professional who knows the ins and outs of the procedure. Knowledge is power, and if you need to undergo this procedure, you are well-served to understand what to expect from the medical side and what you’ve learned from friends and family. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon talks about wisdom teeth extraction and the situations in which you need to have them removed.

When Do They Need To Be Extracted

You need to know what wisdom teeth are before diving into the extraction process. They are your third molars and are located at the very back of your mouth. There are two on to top and two on the bottom of your mouth. They typically appear between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Because they come in later than the rest of your teeth, their arrival can cause problems with your existing ones. Sometimes when they start coming in, they can crowd your other teeth. They can also erupt at unusual angles or only partially come in. When this occurs, they are more susceptible to bacteria and infection. If any of these situations happen, it can be very painful and harm your existing teeth. Because of this, your dentist or oral surgeon will strongly recommend wisdom teeth extraction.

What To Expect From The Procedure

Having oral surgery to remove teeth is always daunting, but rest assured, knowing this is an extremely routine procedure. Before your extraction, your oral surgeon will closely examine your mouth to determine how they will go about their removal to ensure everything goes smoothly. They will decide how many of your teeth need to be removed and how complex it will be. They will also determine the appropriate type of sedation and the state of your existing teeth. Once they ascertain this information, they can extract your wisdom teeth more easily.


When you come in for the procedure, you will receive the appropriate sedation, so you will not feel any pain. Your oral surgeon will extract your teeth and monitor you the entire time to make sure you are doing well. Once the teeth are removed, you will receive information about caring for your mouth and maximizing your recovery. You will need someone to drive you home and probably look after you for a little bit. Be sure to stock up on soft foods because eating anything else will be difficult for a couple of days.


Contact Us To Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

If you have any questions about wisdom teeth extraction or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Balboa Oral Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, at 949-630-0143