Wisdom Teeth Removal

There may come a time when you will need your wisdom teeth removed at some point in your life. Oftentimes, many people do not have enough room in their mouth for wisdom teeth to grow in and because of that, it can potentially cause a number of problems. Wisdom teeth can grow in impacted. Not only is it extremely uncomfortable, but it can cause the rest of your teeth to shift, create space for food to get trapped, and consequently, can cause infections or cysts. Because of the many problems that can arise from wisdom teeth, we highly recommend patients to get them removed before any of these problems can occur. 

By contacting our team at the Oral Surgery Center, we will be able to provide you with an examination, take X-rays, and determine if you will need to schedule an extraction procedure. Our experienced team will be able to provide you with the care that you need. If you are in need of a trusted dentist in Beverly Hills, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Do Wisdom Teeth Have To Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth do not always have to be removed, as long as they are healthy, grown in completely, bite correctly, and do not cause any problems. However, many times, wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow in properly and as a result, create problems for the other teeth. By visiting the Oral Surgery Center, we will be able to determine if you will need an extraction or not and this is determined through X-rays and further examinations.

We recommend our patients have their wisdom teeth removed if there is any pain, crowding of the teeth, infections, or the teeth grow in impacted. Some of the common problems related to not removing wisdom teeth include:

  • Infections: One of the most common issues that we see are infections. Without the proper amount of space for wisdom teeth to erupt, it can cause the surrounding gum tissue to become irritated and infected, resulting in serious pain, swelling, and problems with chewing and swallowing. 
  • Cysts: Impacted wisdom teeth can result in cysts, which are fluid-filled pockets that can slowly expand and destroy adjacent jaw bone and potentially teeth. While rare, tumors can also be associated with delayed wisdom tooth removal.
  • Crowding: Impacted wisdom teeth may also result in crowding. Because wisdom teeth often do not have space to grow, it can cause other teeth to shift and/or become damaged. 
  • Damage to adjacent tooth: If there is not enough space for the wisdom tooth, the adjacent tooth can become affected, resulting in gum disease, bone loss around the tooth, and/or tooth decay.

When is the Best Time For Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The best time for wisdom teeth extractions differ from patient to patient. However, it is best to get dental checkups at least every six months or so, as this is the best way to determine if removal is necessary. Typically, early removal is best and is usually between the ages of 14 and 20 and makes things easier for the patient in the long run for the following reasons:

  • Wisdom teeth are smaller at earlier stages, which makes removal and recovery easier
  • Removing wisdom teeth as a preventive measure prevents pain and discomfort later
  • Younger patients tend to heal faster

To learn if you are a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, contact us to schedule an appointment with our oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Beverly Hills. At the Oral Surgery Center, we take pride in providing our patients with the best care. We are experts in wisdom teeth removal Los Angeles. 

Contact the Best Dentist in Los Angeles

If you are in need of wisdom teeth extractions in Los Angeles, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team. We will get you set up with our experienced and trusted dentist in Los Angeles to ensure you receive the care you need.

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