Toluca Lake Wisdom Teeth Dentist Reviews the Process for Identifying and Removing Problematic Wisdom Teeth

Written by Dr. McKay on Jul 30, 2013

Wisdom teeth are not something that many patients think about every day, but if you have wisdom teeth that have become problematic you will definitely want to have them taken care of in a timely manner. Today we are reviewing what happens during wisdom tooth extraction. Read on to learn more from our Toluca Lake dentist office…

Wisdom teeth are generally hidden in the very back of your mouth, behind your visible teeth on the top and the bottom of your mouth. Different patients have different experiences with wisdom teeth. You may find that your wisdom teeth actually emerge like your other teeth, or your wisdom teeth may stay hidden in your bone and gum tissue. You may even find that your wisdom teeth attempt to break through your gum tissue, but start to come in at weird and uncomfortable angles.

Most patients do not have room in their mouths to accommodate wisdom teeth, so it is best for these patients to have their wisdom teeth taken out by a dental professional.

The process for wisdom teeth extraction begins with our dentist taking detailed X-rays of your mouth. This will allow us to see where your wisdom teeth are located, and how they are positioned. During extraction we will use these X-rays as a guide to quickly and efficiently remove your teeth.

The amount of sedation dentistry that you use for wisdom teeth extraction will depend on your comfort level and how your teeth are positioned. We will make sure that you are calm and comfortable throughout the extraction process. During treatment we will pull any wisdom teeth that are visible, and surgically remove wisdom teeth that are compacted in your jawbone.

This treatment process is simple, and it can make a world of difference in the way that your mouth feels. To learn more just give our Toluca Lake wisdom teeth dentist office a call!