As we approach adulthood, this could mean the arrival of a third set of molars, which means up to four new teeth will suddenly erupt in your smile. This could mean serious trouble for the function and beauty of your smile, and lead to long-term problems. Which is why your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons can gently and carefully remove these wisdom teeth with a tooth extraction.
The Dangers Your Wisdom Teeth Pose
For many people, in the late teens and early 30s up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of the mouth. The arrival of your wisdom teeth could mean misalignment as these new teeth don’t have enough room. A painful partial eruption known as an impaction is possible too. Infection or damaged teeth could develop as well. To avoid these complications with the health, function, and beauty of your smile, we can remove them before they erupt, preserving the current state of your smile.
Preparing for Oral Surgery
We always take measures to ensure your comfort during the treatment process. To begin, our team will take detailed digital x-rays and CBCT images of your smile, which allow us to pinpoint the position of your new teeth and assess when they’ll likely be erupting. We then plan the treatment to ensure we avoid sinus cavities and nerve tissues during the extraction process. When you arrive, we can administer not only a local anesthetic but also dental sedation to ensure you feel calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. Often, patients have little to no memory of the procedure.
Gently Removing Your Third Molars
When you’re comfortable and relaxed, we will open the gum above the teeth to access and remove the teeth in question. For some, this could take as little as 30 minutes. We then extract the teeth and administer materials to preserve the area and prevent complications. You will need to take any prescribed medications, and rest for a day. Most return to normal activities after 24 hours. Obviously, wisdom teeth do not require replacement, but if we need to extract teeth due to damage or disease, we can discuss the use of implant dentistry to replace them at a later date. If you have any questions about tooth extraction, dental practices, and addressing wisdom teeth, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy your healthiest possible smile with oral surgery, so you can continue to smile with confidence.
Do You Have Questions About General Tooth Extraction?
We would like to help protect the stability of you or your child’s smile with wisdom tooth extraction. If you would like to learn more about our approach or oral surgery, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.