Byron L. Carr, DMD, FAGD

How does a wisdom tooth extraction work?

A wisdom tooth extraction in Temecula, CA can be straightforward or surgical depending on complexity. And you may need one or more wisdom tooth extractions based on your dentist's findings.

Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and typically come in several years after your final adult teeth—late teens or early twenties. Sometimes, these teeth—four in all—erupt without issue, but often they are troublesome.

Troublesome wisdom teeth may do any of the following:

  • Partially erupt, leaving your gum or jaw vulnerable to infection
  • Push or encroach on needed teeth, causing pain or discomfort
  • Erupt at an unusual angle that can be uncomfortable

Your dentist can assess your wisdom teeth to determine whether there are problems. And if they do need an extraction, you won't miss them.

The process for a straightforward extraction means numbing the area and gently lifting the tooth out of the gum. This type of extraction is generally quick.

A surgical extraction may call for a little more maneuvering on the part of your dentist, but you will not feel pain. If you are concerned, ask a member of our team about sedation dentistry in Temecula, CA.

For Wisdom Tooth Removal, Talk to Your Temecula, CA Dentist

We provide gentle tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth. If you have questions or would like an assessment, contact our team today.

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