Toluca Lake Wisdom Teeth Dentist Explains How We Help Patients with Disruptive Wisdom Teeth

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

Many patients come in to our Toluca Lake dentist office complaining of some general, hard-to-describe dental issues. They are experiencing tightness in their mouth, and soreness near their back teeth. Many of these patients are dealing with intrusive wisdom teeth, and their smiles feel much better after their wisdom teeth are extracted. How does this process work? Read on to get more information from our dentist….

Wisdom teeth are housed behind your back teeth under your top and bottom gum lines. Most patients do not have room for their wisdom teeth to emerge like their other teeth have emerged. This causes their wisdom teeth to put pressure on their adult teeth, and come in at strange and uncomfortable angles.

In order to preserve the appearance of your smile and keep your mouth feeling comfortable, you may want to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Our dentist will help you decide whether wisdom tooth extraction is right for you.

Dental X-rays will allow us to see your wisdom teeth and determine whether they are affecting your smile. Once we identify the current state of your wisdom teeth, we can make a plan for extraction.

During extraction we will keep you comfortable with sedation dentistry. If your wisdom teeth have already emerged, we may be able to pull them as we would pull other teeth. It is important to extract these wisdom teeth because they are hard to clean and thus often develop cavities. Wisdom teeth that are compacted in your jawbone will be removed surgically.

Thanks to modern technology and sedation dentistry, wisdom tooth extraction is simpler and more comfortable than ever before. Call our Toluca Lake wisdom teeth dentist office to learn more or to schedule your consultation with our dentist. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you achieve a stellar smile!