Young woman smilingThe appearance of your wisdom teeth is a normal part of oral development that can unfortunately cause discomfort and pain. The arrival of your third set of molars can damage your enamel and crowd the rest of their neighbors. Simply put, there is often not enough room in your jaw to properly fit these new teeth. They can even become impacted, which can lead to other problems with your oral health. At your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office, we provide extraction services to carefully remove your wisdom teeth and preserve the health of your mouth. Timely removal aims to address current problems and protect you against potential future harm. We provide support throughout the process to aid a comfortable recovery.

Tracking The Arrival Of Wisdom Teeth

Your last set of molars typically arrives during your later teen years or twenties. Two teeth appear at the back of each row. Some people receive them with no problem, but for others, the teeth cause significant issues. They may come in at the wrong angle or crowd the other molars. Attending routine dental visits allows you to stay informed on when these teeth begin to move into place. We have imaging tools, such as x-rays, to monitor their location and speed of growth before they erupt above your gumline. Not addressing their movement on time can cause unwanted damage to your smile, so make sure to stay informed of their appearance.

Scheduling Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

We will examine the movement of your third molars and determine when it is time to perform an extraction. We will take care to preserve the health of your smile. When possible, we use modern techniques that allow us to address their removal without damaging neighboring teeth. You will receive appropriate sedation to maintain your comfort and relaxation throughout the procedure. After the extraction, we will send you home to rest with instructions for recovery. For the first few days, you will consume only soft foods and liquids to protect the sensitive surgical site as it heals. Soup, apple sauce, pudding, and mashed potatoes are foods that can minimize pain at mealtime. Sticking to the right foods can increase your comfort and help avoid risk of infection.

Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Performing An Extraction

The movement of your third molars can be a source of pain and damage your smile. When nothing is done in time to address their movement, the problem can lead to further oral health complications! If you would like to find out more about how we can help you deal with the movement of your wisdom teeth, contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143 to schedule a visit today.