The emergence of third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, typically occurs during the late teens to early twenties, although some individuals may experience this phenomenon closer to the age of 30.
Safeguarding Your Oral Health through Third Molar Removal
However, the average adult oral cavity lacks the necessary space to accommodate an additional set of molars, necessitating the prompt extraction of these teeth, as recommended by dental professionals and oral surgeons.
At A Briter Smile, we specialize in the extraction of wisdom teeth for individuals of all age groups, including teens and adults. Dr. Khosrovani, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and physician, possesses extensive experience in managing third molar cases, thereby enhancing the overall well-being of patients. We offer a range of anesthesia and sedation options to ensure your comfort during the surgical procedure. Rest assured, we guide you through each step, providing comprehensive information to keep you informed and at ease throughout your treatment. If you or your child requires wisdom teeth removal, please do not hesitate to contact us located in Highland Park Los Angeles, CA, to schedule a consultation.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
When the oral cavity lacks sufficient room for wisdom teeth, a host of health complications can arise as these teeth attempt to fit within the dental arch. Wisdom teeth have the potential to exert pressure on adjacent teeth, resulting in misalignment or bite issues. Moreover, the presence of too many teeth in the mouth can pose challenges for effective brushing and flossing, consequently increasing the risk of infections, cavities, and tooth decay.
Wisdom teeth that become impacted must be extracted without delay. An impacted tooth is one that remains trapped beneath the gum line. Impacted teeth can grow sideways, cause damage to neighboring teeth, give rise to cysts or tumors, contribute to gum disease, and more. Surgical intervention is imperative to address impacted wisdom teeth, as they cannot erupt naturally.
Indications of Wisdom Teeth Issues
While many individuals experience pain or discomfort when wisdom teeth erupt, it’s important to note that they don’t always cause noticeable symptoms. Even in the absence of pain, wisdom teeth may silently harm surrounding teeth and their roots. Initial misalignment may not be readily apparent, but over time, these teeth can significantly affect your bite and tooth alignment.
Should you experience any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our office, as it may be time to consider wisdom teeth removal:
● Pain or pressure in the rear of the mouth
● Swollen or red gums
● Easily bleeding gums
● Jaw discomfort
● Difficulty in fully opening your mouth
● Persistent bad breath, even after brushing
● Unpleasant taste in your mouth
Regular dental check-ups are crucial, as your general dentist will monitor the development of wisdom teeth and refer you to an oral surgeon when necessary.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
1- Initial Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Khosrovani will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health, utilize 3D scans to assess your teeth, and formulate a tailored plan for your wisdom teeth extraction. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced imaging and surgical technology, including 3D and intraoral scanners, a 3D printer, and anesthesia equipment, all designed to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients. Before the procedure, we will provide detailed explanations to ensure you know what to expect.
The choice of anesthesia depends on your anxiety level and the complexity of the procedure. We offer various options, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. IV sedation is most commonly employed for wisdom tooth extraction, inducing a sleep-like state in which you drift in and out of consciousness, with little to no recollection of the procedure.
2- The Procedure
On the day of your surgery, we will administer the chosen anesthesia and wait for it to take effect. If a wisdom tooth has erupted through the gums, forceps will be employed for extraction. In cases of impacted wisdom teeth, an incision will be made in the gum tissue to access and remove the tooth. Sutures may be used as needed, and you will remain under observation until the anesthesia wears off and you are deemed fit to return home.
For procedures involving IV sedation, it is essential to arrange for a responsible adult to remain in the office during your surgery and provide transportation home. Following your procedure, we will furnish you with detailed post-operative instructions. These instructions cover aspects such as caring for surgical sites, managing pain medication, preventing dry socket, and more.
Many patients are able to resume their normal routines within a few days post-surgery, provided they adhere closely to the provided instructions. If you have any questions or concerns at any point during your treatment, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer a range of anesthesia and sedation options, including:
● Local anesthesia
● Nitrous oxide
● IV sedation
● General anesthesia
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal
The cost of wisdom tooth extraction varies for each patient and is influenced by factors such as the procedure’s complexity, choice of anesthesia, and dental/medical insurance coverage. During your initial visit, we will provide you with a cost estimate for your oral surgery. Our team will also guide you through payment and financing options to facilitate your decision-making process.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Khosrovani, an accomplished oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is dedicated to ensuring that you and your family have an exceptional experience. To schedule an oral surgery consultation for yourself or your child, please contact A Briter Smile.
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