Bay area patients ask about wisdom tooth removal procedures
Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta at the Center for Implant Dentistry in the Bay Area offer a wide range of treatments for patients in the community. They welcome new patients to their practice to assist with general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In addition, they offer wisdom tooth removal.
Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure for many patients in their late teens or early twenties. The removal is often necessary for oral health and wellness. The wisdom teeth are the teeth at the back of the mouth, referred to as the “third molars,” that are known for becoming problematic within the smile. Because of lack of room, many wisdom teeth become impacted. This causes them to become stuck behind other teeth in the mouth and unable to erupt. The result may include swelling, pain, and gum tenderness. The doctors might suggest wisdom tooth removal to restore the smile to health and allow patients to eliminate the pain and discomfort they are feeling due to the impaction.
This type of wisdom tooth removal is done with oral surgery. Patients may be sedated using general anesthetics or oral conscious sedation to ensure comfort. In some cases, the tooth may need to be broken up in order to remove it effectively.
There are times when the wisdom teeth may have enough room to erupt through the gum line, but this doesn’t mean that they exist in harmony. Some wisdom teeth that come through the gums misalign the teeth. Others are so far back in the mouth that they are difficult to brush and floss, contributing to the formation of periodontal disease or decay. In situations such as this, a simple extraction may be done to remove the teeth and bring the oral cavity back to optimum health and wellness.
Whether patients need a simple extraction or a surgical extraction, the team at the Center for Implant Dentistry in the Bay Area can assist. Contact Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta today to book an appointment.