Did you know that as you or your children approach adulthood up to four new teeth could arrive? Your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, could cause serious trouble for your oral health. To avoid these concerns, your Newport Beach, CA, oral surgeon could offer wisdom tooth extraction!
The Risks of Your Third Molars
Your third molars will arrive in your late teens or early 20s, for some this means up to four new teeth being squeezed into your smile, which cause the teeth to become misaligned. The teeth could also only partially erupt due to lack of room, causing a painful impaction that can damage nearby teeth and increase the risk of infection. Simply put, the teeth can cause serious harm for the health, function, and beauty of your smile. Our team can extract them after they erupt but ideally, we want to take them out before they even arrive, so you can preserve the alignment and health of your smile.
Ensuring Your Oral Surgery is Comfortable
Our team believes that patients shouldn’t fear oral surgery, and we take steps to ensure your comfort during treatment. We will talk to you about what to expect and make sure you’re properly prepared. We can administer a local numbing agent to the area being treated, and we also have sedation options to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, often with little to no memory of the procedure, so your experience is a positive. We can choose the best sedation option for you based on multiple factors, and we will monitor you throughout the treatment process.
The Extraction Process
Once you have been properly sedated, our team will move forward with removing the teeth. We open the gums above them so we can access and remove them with a pair of forceps. Once we do, we will add medication to the area and suture it closed. A clot will form as part of the healing process, so for the next day or two, eat only soft foods, and be very gentle when you brush and floss. Also try to avoid activity and rest. We will remove sutures in a follow-up visit, and take steps to ensure a fast and complication-free healing period, such as prescribing medications and pain relievers.
If you have any questions about how we extract wisdom teeth, or if you or a family member are approaching the age that these teeth could erupt, then please reach out to our team today to discuss possible solutions. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile!
Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Tooth Extraction!
We want to help you avoid issues with the health and beauty of your smile. To learn more about removing wisdom teeth, or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!