newport beach wisdom teeth

For patients in their late teens and early 20s, there is a real risk posed by the eruption of the wisdom teeth. Also known as third molars, these new teeth arrive in the rear of the mouth and could cause serious trouble for your smile’s appearance and overall health! Which is why your Newport Beach, CA, dental surgeon is ready to remove wisdom teeth with an extraction.

The Dangers of Third Molars

The fact is, there is simply no room for these teeth, and their arrival can mean serious oral health concerns. For example, they could only partially erupt, known as an impaction. They could crowd the smile and cause misalignment, which changes the appearance of your smile and also increase the risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. There is also a higher risk of infection and damaged teeth as well! Ideally, we want to remove them before they erupt, which is less complex than removing them post-eruption. Now is a great time for extraction, as high schoolers and college students do not have to miss classes and risk falling behind.

Ensuring Your Comfort

Our team always takes steps to ensure the comfort of our patients. We will administer a local anesthetic to the area being treated, which numbs it and helps you stay comfortable. In addition, we can discuss dental sedation, choosing an option to help you enter a relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure. This is helpful for patients with special needs, dental anxiety, and overactive gag reflexes that can make undergoing treatment a difficult process.

Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

Our team will take detailed digital x-rays of your smile, which use 90% less radiation and require no uncomfortable bitewings. These provide high-definition images chairside, and enable us to see the position of your wisdom teeth, so we can plan extraction in detail to avoid blood vessels, nerve tissues, and sinus cavities. Once you are properly relaxed and comfortable, our team will open the gums above the teeth so we can access and remove them with a pair of forceps. For some, this could take as little as 30 minutes. We then suture the area closed and provide prescriptions for medications to keep you comfortable and aid in the healing process. Most people return to normal activities after about 24 to 48 hours.

If you have any questions about extracting wisdom teeth, then contact our team today.

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Tooth Extraction

With a wisdom tooth extraction, we can protect your smile from impaction, and misalignment, and more! To learn more about addressing your third molars or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!