Each year, 5 million people have their wisdom teeth removed. For quality wisdom teeth removal in Livermore, South S Family Dental Care is here.
Wisdom teeth removal can seem overwhelming. Our team is here to ensure you and your family receive the care, expertise, and attention you need for the best possible results and a smooth recovery.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually appear in our late teens or early twenties. Unfortunately, many lack the space for their wisdom teeth to come in properly, if at all.
This condition is known as impaction or an impacted tooth. When any tooth lacks the space needed to come through or comes in at an incorrect angle, many problems can arise, such as damage to the adjacent teeth or uncomfortable crowding.
In some cases, the impacted wisdom teeth become inflamed beneath the gum and in the jawbone, causing a sac to form around the root that fills with liquid. This can cause a cyst or an abscess if it becomes infected. If left untreated, serious damage can occur to the underlying bone, surrounding teeth, and tissue.
In order to prevent this from occurring, it is often recommended that wisdom teeth extraction is performed on one, several, or all of your wisdom teeth. Our staff have the training and high-tech equipment for a smooth extraction with minimum discomfort.
Many patients choose to have general anesthetic, so that they are asleep for the procedure, though wisdom teeth extraction can be done with local anesthetic if desired.
Once numbing or sedation has been achieved, your dentist will make a small incision in your gum, and your tooth will be broken into small pieces for easy extraction. We then use self-dissolving stiches to ensure your incision heals up well.
After the surgery, some bleeding and swelling may occur. Our team will set you up with everything needed for a smooth recovery, such as gauze, prescription painkillers (if needed), food recommendations, and the assurance that we’re here for any and all questions you may have.
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
Call us today (925) 447-7814