The Reasons For Removing Wisdom Teeth and How It’s Done

The wisdom teeth, which are also called the third molars, are the last of your permanent teeth to erupt. Because of this, most people do not have enough room in their mouth to comfortably fit the wisdom teeth without crowding the remaining teeth or resulting in impacted wisdom teeth. To help you avoid the issues that often come with wisdom teeth, our dentists may recommend that you have them removed.

patient getting a tooth extractedRemoving wisdom teeth is a common and widely accepted oral surgery treatment. As you visit Sunshine Dental Group, we will monitor your wisdom teeth to determine if need to be removed. Generally, wisdom teeth need to be removed if they become impacted (do not fully erupt), erupt sideways or have erupted but are damaging the neighboring teeth. If wisdom teeth are impacted or crowded, they can lead to infection, gum disease, tooth decay and other issues. Removing your wisdom teeth helps you avoid these issues altogether.

When you visit our practice for your wisdom teeth removal in El Monte, California, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associate dentists take great care to ensure your comfort. Before beginning the procedure, we will numb the area around your wisdom teeth and give you a mild sedative to stay relaxed and calm. We will then make a small incision in the gums, exposing the wisdom teeth beneath. With forceps, our dentists will gently remove the tooth. If, however, the tooth is too difficult to pull, we will break it into smaller pieces and remove those. We will finish your treatment by closing up the incision in your gums.

After your treatment is complete, we will provide you with some post-surgical instructions to help ensure that your recovery has no issues. If you have any questions about having your wisdom teeth removed or about how to care for you mouth after surgery, please feel free to contact our office.