Fremont, CA can speak to a dentist about preventing wisdom teeth pain
The wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molars,” are the last teeth to erupt through the gum line. Unfortunately, they are notorious for becoming problematic. They may make the smile susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease because they can be too far back in the mouth to brush and floss properly. Other times they become impacted and can cause extreme pain and discomfort.
Many patients ask the dentists of the Center for Implant Dentistry about ways of preventing wisdom teeth pain. Unfortunately, there is nothing Fremont, California area patients can do to reduce the likelihood of issues with wisdom teeth. Our doctors suggest monitoring their development and determining if surgical extraction is necessary. When impaction has occurred and patients are experiencing extreme pain, extraction is the only solution.
Extraction is a common procedure available at the Center for Implant Dentistry. Extraction of wisdom teeth will not affect the function of the smile. Wisdom teeth have a tendency to cause overcrowding and can affect the alignment of the dental arch. Patients who have had orthodontic work completed to realign their smiles may choose to be proactive about their wisdom teeth and have them extracted to avoid the possibility of disrupting the results.
There are two types of extraction when it comes to wisdom teeth. The first is surgical extraction. This requires cutting into the gum tissue to access the teeth within the bone of the jaw. This is necessary when the teeth have not yet erupted through the gum line. Once teeth have come through the gum line, they are removed during a simple extraction. Surgical extractions require more healing and recovery time than a simple extraction, though both are effective in removal.
Patients located in the area of Fremont, CA are welcome to contact Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of wisdom teeth pain. Call (510) 574-0496 to schedule an appointment with our office team.