Most patients don’t really think about their wisdom teeth at all, until these teeth start to cause dental problems. Once wisdom teeth start emerging, however, they can be tough to ignore.
Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that start to come in as you enter adulthood. Most people’s wisdom teeth come in during their early twenties.
The problem is that most people do not have enough space in their mouths to accommodate these teeth. Consequently, wisdom teeth fail to completely erupt above the gum line. Additionally, wisdom teeth may come in at odd angles, which lead to dental misalignment and make it difficult for the patient to keep his or her mouth clean.
For all of these reasons our Toluca Lake dentists provide wisdom tooth extraction. This procedure helps patients to avoid the many problems that can come along with third molars. Wisdom tooth extraction is completed in just one appointment. Thanks to modern sedation dentistry technologies, this procedure is faster and more comfortable than ever before.
During wisdom tooth extraction our dental team will remove any of these teeth that don’t fit in your mouth. If your wisdom teeth have broken through our dental team may be able to pull these teeth as we would pull any other tooth. If your wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck in the jawbone), we will surgically remove the tooth in a more extensive procedure.
Regardless of what kind of treatment you require, once your wisdom teeth are removed, you will have more room along your jaw line, so any pressure on your smile will be eliminated.
You dentist will be able to help you decide whether or not you require wisdom tooth extraction. If you have questions, our Toluca Lake wisdom tooth dentists are here to answer them! We look forward to speaking with you!