Our experienced dentist provides wisdom teeth extractions in Oceanside, California, to help keep your mouth and smile healthy. By removing your wisdom teeth, you can prevent infection, tooth damage, and crooked or misaligned teeth. To learn more about wisdom teeth extraction in Oceanside, California, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fiona Tavakoli, call North Coast Dental Excellence today at 760-941-1414.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25. For some people, wisdom teeth cause no problems and need no treatment. But for others, wisdom teeth can be troublesome and may need to be removed by a dentist or oral surgeon.
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, and most people recover from it without any complications. However, like any surgery, there is always a risk of infection or other complications. That is why it is important to see an experienced doctor who can minimize those risks.
If you have wisdom teeth that are causing problems, our dentist will likely recommend that they be removed. Wisdom teeth removal is typically an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day.
The first step is to numb the area around your wisdom teeth with local anesthesia. This will help ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Next, our dentist will make small incisions in your gums to access your wisdom teeth. Once the teeth are removed, the incisions will be closed with stitches.
After the procedure, you may have some swelling and soreness in your mouth and jaw. Our dentist will give you instructions on how to manage this discomfort. You will also be given a list of things to avoid, such as using a straw, smoking or drinking alcohol.
Most people recover from wisdom teeth removal without any complications. If you have any concerns or problems after your procedure, be sure to contact our office right away.
If you are considering wisdom teeth removal, be sure to consult with our dentist. Dr. Tavakoli can answer any questions you have and help you make the best decision for your oral health. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!