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Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Burbank, CA

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Burbank, CA

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we prioritize your oral health and strive to address dental issues while preserving your natural teeth. Nonetheless, there are instances where tooth extraction may be considered as a final option, particularly when you’re encountering pain originating from your wisdom teeth located at the back of your mouth.

What are wisdom teeth?

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

✓ Wisdom teeth (also referred to as third molars) are the final set of permanent teeth to emerge (erupt) in your mouth.

✓ Typically, these teeth appear at the back of your mouth, and they often do not surface until you reach the age of 17 to 25.

✓ Occasionally, wisdom teeth may emerge later in life or not develop at all.

✓ Some wisdom teeth become impacted, leading to a flap of gum covering the emerging tooth.

✓ Others can over-erupt or grow excessively long.

✓ When complications arise due to the eruption of wisdom teeth, extraction may be necessary.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

While some individuals may not require the removal of their wisdom teeth, especially if they are not causing pain or discomfort, extraction may become necessary if you are experiencing specific dental issues, such as:

✓ Inflamed and infected gums
✓ Formation of cysts
✓ Development of ulcers
✓ Food becoming trapped, resulting in an unpleasant taste and inflammation
✓ Resorption leading to cavities
✓ Challenges in cleaning and associated decay
✓ Tooth crowding that can hinder orthodontic treatment

The decision to extract your wisdom teeth is not one to be made lightly. We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with us at BrightCraft Dental and Laser. Our comprehensive examination will include a visual assessment of your entire mouth, evaluating the alignment and condition of your wisdom teeth. If any abnormalities are detected, we may recommend the extraction of one or more teeth. Your oral health is our priority.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?​

While some individuals may not require the removal of their wisdom teeth, especially if they are not causing pain or discomfort, extraction may become necessary if you are experiencing specific dental issues, such as:

✓ Inflamed and infected gums
✓ Formation of cysts
✓ Development of ulcers
✓ Food becoming trapped, resulting in an unpleasant taste and inflammation
✓ Resorption leading to cavities
✓ Challenges in cleaning and associated decay
✓ Tooth crowding that can hinder orthodontic treatment

The decision to extract your wisdom teeth is not one to be made lightly. We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with us at BrightCraft Dental and Laser. Our comprehensive examination will include a visual assessment of your entire mouth, evaluating the alignment and condition of your wisdom teeth. If any abnormalities are detected, we may recommend the extraction of one or more teeth. Your oral health is our priority.

Common Q&A for wisdom tooth extraction

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

Q: What is wisdom teeth extraction like?
A: Similar to other extractions, we use local anesthesia. Complex cases may require gum incision or tooth division. Duration varies.

Q: How’s recovery?
A: Expect soreness and swelling for a few days. To aid recovery:

✓ Apply ice for 24 hours to reduce swelling.
✓ Gently move your jaw for circulation.
✓ Delay tooth brushing as advised.
✓ Stay hydrated and take prescribed meds.

Q: Is it painful?
A: ✓ We prioritize pain-free extractions with anesthesia.
✓ Post-extraction discomfort is managed with pain relievers and, if needed, antibiotics.

Q: Benefits of wisdom teeth extraction?
A: ✓ Pain relief.
✓ Prevents nearby teeth damage.
✓ Reduces oral disease and inflammation risk.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

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