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About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are another common bane of dental patients. When wisdom teeth decay or become impacted, they must be removed both to avoid pain and keep serious infections at bay. Dr. David Ngo and his S&L Dental team can help. As a Doctor of Dental Surgery with years of experience, Dr. Ngo has the experience necessary to treat both simple and complex cases of wisdom teeth eruption. Read on to learn more or book your appointment online today!

Wisdom Teeth Removal Q & A

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are your upper and lower third molars, the teeth that are furthest back in your mouth. They are known as wisdom teeth because they are the last to come in, generally after adulthood (and thus, are wiser).

What Kinds of Problems Do Wisdom Teeth Present?

There are many reasons for Dr. Ngo to treat or remove wisdom teeth. If you have impacted wisdom teeth or teeth that get stuck in your jaw because your mouth isn’t large enough for them, he must remove them.

They also might break through only partially, which can result in gum flaps that trap food and get infected. They could come in sideways or otherwise crooked, or can become decayed because they are so far back you cannot clean them properly. Finally, some wisdom teeth get cysts which can damage your jawbone.

What Are the Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

The symptoms associated with impacted, back molars are pretty clear: pain and discomfort. If you feel pressure, stabbing pain, a persistent ache, stiffness, or the like in the back of your mouth you could have problems with wisdom teeth.

Likewise, if you notice your other teeth becoming crooked or pushing in, this could be due to wisdom teeth trying to crowd in where they do not fit.

How Are Wisdom Teeth Problems Treated?

Usually, the best way to treat wisdom teeth issues is to simply remove the teeth. You don’t really need your wisdom teeth and millions of people live without them and have a bright, clean, and healthy smile.

Whether the process is straightforward or requires deeper work depends on the nature of the teeth. Teeth that are entirely or partially exposed can require more work, while the process can be easier if they haven’t pushed through at all.

Dr. Ngo can walk you through the procedures for taking care of your wisdom teeth with a caring and ideal bedside manner. Use the online booking feature or call the office to schedule an appointment today.

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