Wisdom Teeth Removal & Extraction

The unique human jaw can usually only accommodate 28 teeth. However, when wisdom teeth surface, they add 4 more teeth to your mouth. This makes a grand total of 32 teeth.

Typically, the jaw does not have enough space to house these 4 extra teeth. This creates crowding, dental pain, and dental discomfort.

Let Dr Doshi use his 20+ years of Dentistry to help your Oral Health and SMILE!

Many of our patients in Diamond Bar, opt for early wisdom teeth removal in order to prevent future dental issues. In the long run, wisdom tooth extraction is usually more cost-effective and convenient to your oral health.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Removing wisdom teeth is often necessary to preserve the health of your mouth and remaining teeth. With modern dental techniques, it should be a comfortable and effective procedure.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

Before we start the extraction procedure, we may offer nitrous oxide to relax you, and we’ll numb the area with anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After several minutes, we check the area to make sure that it’s completely numb. During the procedure, you’ll feel pressure when the tooth is removed, but you shouldn’t feel any pain at all. If you do, we’ll stop and give you more anesthetic.

If your wisdom teeth haven’t yet come in through the gums, we’ll start by making a small incision. To remove the wisdom teeth, we’ll use an instrument called an elevator, which is placed next to each tooth and is used to gently loosen it. Then, we use forceps to carefully grip the tooth and remove it.

Sometimes, if your tooth’s roots are curved or are held tightly in the socket, it’s helpful to cut the tooth into sections before removing them. If an incision was necessary, we’ll close it with a couple of stitches once the tooth is removed.

Taking Care of Yourself after the Wisdom Tooth Extraction

To minimize problems after your tooth is removed, you’ll need to follow our postoperative instructions carefully, especially for the first 24 hours. These instructions will explain how to control bleeding, how to relieve pain and minimize swelling, how to prevent dry socket, and what to eat and not eat.

The Benefits of Removing Wisdom Teeth

Having your wisdom teeth extracted can prevent many future dental problems, including increased risk for infection, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and cysts in the jawbone.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Alternatives

When we’re considering wisdom teeth, there are only two possibilities:

  • Keep them.
  • Remove them.

Keeping Wisdom Teeth

A few lucky people are able to keep their wisdom teeth and take proper care of them. In many cases, though, there isn’t enough room in the jaw for wisdom teeth to come in properly.
When a tooth cannot come in properly, we call it an impacted tooth.

Removing Wisdom Teeth

Removing wisdom teeth is sometimes the best choice for keeping your mouth healthy. If you delay extracting a wisdom tooth that should come out, serious problems can result, including:

  • Painful infection of the gums.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Periodontal disease.
  • Destruction of the jawbone.

Diagnosing a Dry Socket

Dry socket is an inflammation that occurs when the blood clot that forms in the socket after a tooth extraction becomes dislodged or does not form properly.

The clot is necessary to protect the socket, stop bleeding, promote the development of new bone and gum tissues, and prevent pain.

However, when the clot is lost prematurely, the inflamed socket and underlying nerves and bone are exposed.

Let Dr Doshi use his 20+ years of Dentistry to help your Oral Health and SMILE!

Many of our patients in Diamond Bar, opt for early wisdom teeth removal in order to prevent future dental issues. In the long run, wisdom tooth extraction is usually more cost-effective and convenient to your oral health.

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