These days it seems like having wisdom teeth extracted is practically a rite of passage for many young adults. This surgery typically carries low risks but can be very rewarding, because extracting hard-to-clean wisdom teeth early can prevent painful problems later on. At California Dental Group, our team of expert dentists and oral surgeons will work together to determine if and when wisdom tooth extraction may be the right choice for you, and then provide the best possible care in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth extractions are commonly performed to prevent or address the following symptoms:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Decayed wisdom teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Partially impacted wisdom teeth
- Gum infection or inflammation
- Bone damage
- Pain associated with the above
Extracting Other Teeth
While wisdom teeth are probably the most commonly extracted teeth, any tooth that is affected by disease, decay, or trauma may be a candidate for extraction. Before recommending extraction, we will investigate all possible avenues for saving your tooth, perhaps with a procedure like a root canal or with a crown. However, if it is not possible to keep your natural tooth the next best thing is to have an extraction done by the experts at California Dental Group.
Get Expert Care During and After Your Extraction
At California Dental Group, your comfort and satisfaction is our priority. We will make sure you are properly anesthetized during the extraction, and we’ll also provide you with detailed care instructions to help speed recovery at home. We won’t just leave you with a gap in your smile after an extraction either—in cases other than wisdom teeth extraction, our expert restorative dentists will offer you choices for tooth replacement such as bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out how extraction could help you reduce dental pain and improve your oral health.