Wisdom Teeth Removal
Having wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage. Although some people can keep their wisdom teeth healthy throughout their lives, they are the exception rather than the norm. Wisdom teeth often cannot erupt or erupt in an unhealthy position that puts the other teeth at risk. The jaw may become too crowded, and healthy teeth may be pushed out of position, leading to bite problems or cavities. Our Los Angeles wisdom teeth removal dentist can help you decide if wisdom tooth extraction is right for you.
Our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Los Angeles may recommend an extraction if your wisdom teeth:
• Are unable to erupt completely or at all
• Are threatening the health of adjacent teeth
• Cannot erupt properly due to a narrow jaw or crowded teeth
• Will crowd teeth as they erupt
• Are erupting sideways or at an angle
• Cause pain
• Are infected or are covered with a flap of gum tissue, which can lead to infection
Wisdom Teeth Removal Los Angeles
Not all wisdom teeth cause problems, but removing them before they trigger infection or dental disease can help keep your smile healthier. Our Los Angeles wisdom teeth removal dentist can remove these teeth in our office under local anesthetic. The procedure can be performed in one appointment, and you can go home to recuperate. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to take care of your teeth and gums after the extractions.
If our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Los Angeles prescribed painkillers or antibiotics, it is important that you follow all instructions while taking them. You may also need to avoid smoking and using straws for a few days to reduce the risk of dry socket. A soft diet will be recommended to allow your jaw to rest and the extraction sites to heal. Most people recover quickly and without complication, and following our aftercare instructions can help you recover more easily, too. Call us to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Los Angeles.