Orange Coast Dental Specialty
Dental Implant Specialist, Prosthodontists & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Huntington Beach, CA
Wisdom teeth are deeply set in the back of your mouth and can cause problems if they don’t emerge properly. To avoid issues such as tooth decay, infections, or gum disease, visit Arman Dayan, DDS and the team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty in Huntington Beach, California, for a consultation about extraction. The highly experienced team offers expert care and enjoys welcoming patients. Call the office or book an appointment online with Orange Coast Dental Specialty today.
Wisdom Teeth Q & A
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are large upper and lower molars located in the back of your mouth. They are the last ones to develop and usually start to appear in your late teens or early twenties. If your wisdom teeth don’t emerge properly, your other teeth can be damaged. Wisdom teeth can also become impacted. When your wisdom teeth don’t fully emerge, you might notice symptoms that include:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Pus in the back of your mouth
- Swelling around your jaw
- Swollen gums
- Pain in the back of your mouth
Whether your wisdom teeth have come in or are showing signs of emerging, it’s important to schedule an appointment with Orange Coast Dental Specialty for a consultation. A correct assessment of your condition offers a diagnosis that determines the right treatment for you.
Why should you have your wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth need to be removed because they can cause dental issues including:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth infections
- Crowding your other teeth
- Gum disease
To determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, your dental team takes X-rays of your mouth and jaw. Images show if your teeth are growing correctly or at an angle and to see if damage has already occurred.
What does wisdom teeth extraction involve?
Orange Coast Dental Specialty administers nitrous oxide or other sedation option before your wisdom teeth extraction, making sure you have a painless procedure.
To perform the extractions, your dentist uses an innovative surgical device called a magnetic dental mallet to perform extractions. This advanced technological tool removes the unwanted tooth or teeth atraumatically, causing much less pain after the surgery. It also promotes a much quicker healing process.
The practice uses this device for all extractions, not just for wisdom teeth. You may need a different tooth pulled for other reasons. This type of procedure is also favored when planning on implants after removing your tooth or teeth due to the fast healing benefits it offers.
Regardless of what type of tooth removal is needed, the team provides the best experience using the magnetic dental mallet for all extractions.
If you’re having problems with your wisdom teeth, extracting them can prevent dental issues and benefit your overall wellness. Call Orange Coast Dental Specialty for an appointment or use the convenient online booking tool today.
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