The arrival of your wisdom teeth is a normal part of development for most adolescents and young adults, but unfortunately this appearance can cause great discomfort and pain. In addition to constant aching, the eruption of your third set of molars can damage the enamel of your other teeth and possibly crowd them out. This means there is often simply not enough room in your jaw for these last teeth. Even worse they can become impacted, or not fully emerge, and lead to other oral health problems below your gumline. At your Temecula, CA dentist’s office, we provide services to preserve the health of your smile by removing your wisdom teeth when they pose a threat. Appropriate removal can treat current painful symptoms and protect you against future complications to your other teeth. Our office provides a caring environment to perform your procedure and will aid you in a comfortable recovery over the subsequent weeks.
Monitoring The Appearance Of Your Wisdom Teeth
You can expect your final set of molars to appear in either your later teenage years or early twenties. Therefore, attending routine dental appointments in childhood and adolescence allows us to monitor their arrival before they emerge. At your examinations, we will take x-ray scans of your jaw to determine precisely where any possible teeth may be forming. While certain patients never receive these new structures, you typically expect two teeth at the back of each row. If our imaging suggests there is not enough room for the teeth to fit, we will suggest their removal. This helps us prevent potential damage to your enamel and painful crowding into your other healthy molars.
Extracting Your Wisdom Teeth
We will take care to preserve the health of your existing teeth when planning your extraction. To remove your unwanted molars from your jaw, we will apply an anesthetic to numb the surrounding area and prevent pain. We can also offer sedation services to place you into a calm and relaxed state for your procedure. After removal, we will provide detailed instructions for caring for your tender sockets during the recovery period. We suggest avoiding hard foods or any behaviors that require suction such as the use of straws or smoking. Feel free to ask any questions about the recovery process as your comfort is our priority!
Call Your Temecula, CA Dentist About Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Removing your third molars treats pain while preventing future oral health complications. When not treated promptly, they can cause problems with your dental alignment. For more information this service and to schedule a visit, please reach out to any of our locations at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.