Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection, decay, and alignment issues that compromise your smile. To have yours removed by an expert oral surgeon, visit Dr. Kian Farzaneh DDS. With a comfortable office in Danville, California, Dr. Farzaneh and his team offer wisdom teeth extractions and other oral surgical procedures to help patients achieve perfect smiles. Call the office today to book an individualized consultation, or schedule an appointment online to get started.
Wisdom teeth are technically your third set of molars. They begin to appear between the ages of 17 and 25, but some people may never develop them at all.
Many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent dental complications. In some cases, however, wisdom teeth grow in naturally and don’t cause any problems.
It’s usually necessary to remove wisdom teeth if they are impacted, which means they can’t fully erupt into the mouth because other teeth block them. When impacted, the wisdom teeth may start growing at an awkward angle. This can result in symptoms like:
Impacted wisdom teeth can also derail other orthodontic work, like teeth straightening, and it can cause long-term complications that may affect your oral health.
Dr. Farzaneh and his team perform the wisdom teeth removal procedure while you’re under sedation. He is licensed to administer general anesthesia to patients, so you’ll begin the procedure safely under his expert care and knowledge.
Once you’re under sedation, Dr. Farzaneh makes an incision in the gum tissue to access the wisdom teeth. He may need to remove bone to reach the roots of the wisdom teeth.
Using small, surgical instruments, he removes the wisdom teeth and cleans the empty tissue of any debris. He closes the gum tissue with sutures and puts gauze over the area to manage any bleeding.
You might experience some bleeding or oozing from the extraction sites, and some people may need to manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers. Slight swelling and bruising for a few days after the procedure is normal.
Your mouth heals naturally, and you can continue with any necessary dental work as soon as Dr. Farzaneh deems it safe.
To have a personalized consultation about wisdom teeth removal, contact the practice by calling or scheduling an appointment online today.