For people in their late teens and early 20s, up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of the mouth. For many, these could cause serious trouble for the health, function, and even the appearance of your smile. Which is why your Newport Beach, CA, dentist’s office offers wisdom tooth extraction.
The Risks of Your Third Molars
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, tend to erupt in our late teens or early 20s. This means pushing four new teeth into your smile where there is likely no room for them. The eruption could lead to partial eruption known as impaction, as well as damage to nearby teeth and an increased risk of tooth decay and dental infection. You could also develop misalignment too! To avoid these negative changes to the health, function, and beauty of your smile, you need to have these additional teeth removed, preferably before they even erupt. Fortunately, we can help!
Planning Your Extraction Process
To begin the process of extracting your wisdom teeth, we need to gather detailed digital x-rays of the smile. These images allow us to assess the position of the tooth, so we can plan the extraction and avoid any blood vessels, nerve tissues, and sinus cavities. Our team will also ensure the comfort of our patients with local anesthetic and dental sedation, so you’re calm and relaxed with little to no memory of the procedure at all. We want you to enjoy a positive experience in our office, so you don’t feel anxiety about future checkups or procedures.
Removing the Third Molars
Once we’ve planned the procedure in detail and sedated you, we will open the gums above the teeth so we can reach and remove the wisdom teeth. We then suture the area closed. A friend or family member can take you home, and we will provide aftercare instructions and any necessary prescription to ensure a comfortable and effective healing period, so you can return to normal activities after a day or two of rest. You should take care to ensure a clot can form that doesn’t become dislodged, so avoid straw use, prodding the site with your tongue, and being active. Rest, eat soft foods, avoid tobacco products, and be very gentle when you brush and floss.
If you have any questions about how our team removes wisdom teeth, or about any of our other procedures to protect the health and beauty of your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy their healthiest smile, and one that makes them feel confident.
Talk to Our Team About Treatment Today
Our team wants to help you avoid the complications of wisdom tooth eruption. If you need to have your third molars removed, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.