Coast Dental San Jose
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
in San Jose, California
While wisdom teeth are a natural part of your mouth’s development, they can become problematic for many people. Coast Dental San Jose wants you to understand that your wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars to develop in your mouth, can be valuable assets in maintaining good dental health- assuming the teeth are properly positioned and healthy. However, any problematic symptoms with them should be treated immediately because they can create problems that threaten your dental health.
These problems can include openings that allow bacteria to enter the mouth, damage the adjacent teeth, or create fluid-filled sacs called cysts, all conditions that can destroy or damage surrounding bone or roots of other teeth. Symptoms of impacted or infected wisdom teeth include extreme discomfort, inflammation of the gums and infections.
Sometimes, the jaw is not large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth. In these cases, the wisdom teeth can become infected or impacted because they are either unable to come into the mouth and jaw properly, or they are not aligned with the other teeth when they do come in. Wisdom teeth can grow sideways, remain trapped beneath the gum line or only partially emerge from the gums. This can cause immediate problems such as an improper bite, misalignment of teeth or problems chewing food. In the long term, problems with wisdom teeth can impact overall dental health, a situation that should always be avoided.
Such symptoms must receive immediate attention and treatment by your dentist. When these conditions manifest, your dentist typically recommends the extraction of your wisdom teeth. This extraction is considered an oral surgery procedure. Here at Coast Dental, our experienced oral surgeon can usually perform most wisdom tooth extractions in the comfort and convenience of our office. Additionally, the tooth extraction is a procedure that can be performed with or without sedation, depending on your sensitivities and preferences. During your diagnosis and consultation, your oral surgeon provides you the guidance and instructions as to what to expect during your surgery and your post-operative recovery.
If you are experiencing dental discomfort, or suspect problems resulting from wisdom teeth, please call our office in San Jose, CA, to remove your wisdom teeth. We look forward to helping you.