Wisdom Teeth Extractions required when the third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the most commonly removed teeth in the mouth as they are unnecessary for good dental health and often cause oral problems due to overcrowding. No one can predict which impacted tooth will cause problems. San Ramon Dentist Mohammad Khandaqji, DDS advises that most impacted teeth, especially wisdom teeth, be removed as soon as wisdom teeth extraction surgery can be conveniently scheduled. We understand fear of visiting the dentist. Many people are embarrassed of the condition of their mouth. Rest assured, our team is professional and will not judge or lecture you. We are here for you whether you are beginning the journey towards oral health, or simply maintaining your healthy smile. Whether you’re coming in for routine check up or for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, you can be confident that we continually research the effectiveness of new methods and bring you only those that give better, faster results. We have helped improve thousands of smiles with our gentle touch, and enjoy making a difference in our patients’ lives.
We recommend Wisdom Teeth Extraction or removal of impacted teeth for these reasons:
- Decay may result at any point where saliva contacts the surface of the tooth.
- The gum tissue surrounding the tooth may become infected, and the infection can spread to other parts of the body.
- Impacted teeth may disturb the growth and position of other teeth.
- A cyst may form at the crown of the impacted tooth, which would cause damage to the surrounding teeth, as well as causing bone destruction.
- Impacted teeth may cause pain in other areas, such as the head, neck, eye, ear, throat or adjacent teeth.
At Mona Lisa Smile Dental, we can track the condition of your wisdom teeth through both visual examination and regular dental x-rays. And when a problem is identified, extraction is often the best course. This is usually a minor surgical procedure, done in our offices, using local anesthetic. Yes Wisdom Teeth Extraction may be necessary to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. Another reason for wisdom teeth extraction is if the teeth have grown in improperly, causing the tongue to brush up against them. The tongue can tolerate it for a limited time, until it causes a painful sensation, to the point where the sheer pain can numb the tongue affected, and the area around it (part of the lips, and the cheek).