We Can Remove Your Wisdom Teeth in the Comfort of Our Long Beach Dental Office
A majority of young adults have their wisdom teeth removed, and the talk of ice cream and painkillers surrounds mention of the wisdom teeth. Normally showing themselves when we’re between the ages of 17 and 25, these molars erupt in the back of our mouths. If patients don’t have space in the jaw, wisdom teeth can be impacted, meaning that they can’t break through the gums. The angle of the tooth can also cause it to be impacted. We see mesial impacts frequently – where a tooth faces forward at an angle instead of straight up.
An obstructed wisdom tooth may require removal, otherwise you could experience swelling, extreme pain, or tenderness of the gum. Impacted teeth can be hard to reach, and inadequate cleaning could lead to infection, tooth decay, and in the worst cases, gum disease.
Here in Long Beach, we take the time to review each patient’s case, determining an individual course of action specific to your needs. If you need your wisdom teeth taken out, it’s easier to remove them immediately. If you wait, the bone around your wisdom teeth could become more dense and your roots may be fully developed, causing removal to be more difficult. Most patients that need their wisdom teeth removed do so in their late teens or early twenties.
To access your wisdom tooth, Dr. Marvizi uses a local anesthetic to numb the desired region. If you’re apprehensive about the process, he can give you stronger sedation to make you more relaxed throughout the procedure. Once sedated and relaxed, your tooth will be removed.
Different people experience different healing times, and the complexity of each extraction determines each patient’s healing time. Dr. Marvizi will walk you through the process so you’ll have a clear understanding of the recovery time, and you’ll know how to heal properly.
To find out more about our Wisdom Tooth procedure or the other dentistry services we provide, please call our Long Beach dental office at 562.595.4123.