Wisdom Teeth Removal can help to stop pain and prevent overcrowding from third molars. At Dentistry At Its Finest, we can help relieve pain from eruption of molars. Our wisdom teeth extraction expert Dr. Michael Ayzin DDS has many years of experience with surgical extraction of teeth in Costa Mesa CA
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Third molars or wisdom teeth are the last ones to develop. Oftentimes, if the third molars come out, it doesn’t align properly and the gums that aren’t healthy do not usually require removal. However, there are instances where the tooth can come out without issues. Oral surgery is recommended if the teeth are not aligned properly, or it is affecting the gum tissues. Since the third molars are the last teeth to erupt, they come in sideways which can make the teeth trapped in the gum or bones.
Misaligned ones can cause many problems. When it comes in partially, the surrounding tooth allows bacteria to grow which can lead to an infection. Some of the symptoms include stiffness, swelling, fever, and pain. The pressure from the tooth coming out can cause other teeth to shift in its current position. More serious problems can come out like tumors and cysts that develop around the impacted wisdom tooth which can cause damage to the jawbone. It is also prone to developing pericoronitis which can cause infection to the gums around the tooth. When the impacted tooth is extracted, you are no longer at risk of these health problems.
What is wisdom teeth removal?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars are a natural part of your teeth. It often comes late – when the person is aged 17 to 25. People can have up to four wisdom teeth, but some people can have less. There are cases where a person can have more than four wisdom teeth and this is called supernumerary teeth. As the teeth erupt, it usually affects the surrounding teeth.
Sometimes when these grow sideways or become impacted, it is usually recommended to have them removed. Not all wisdom teeth eruption can cause pain or any other problems as they emerge, but oftentimes they can feel slight discomfort as they come out. When they are in their final position, the discomfort will eventually go away. Problems start when there is not enough room for the tooth to erupt and it starts pushing against the other teeth. Additionally, if these come out and it causes crowding, food particles can easily get stuck in between the teeth and it can develop an infection known as gingivitis.
Dentistry At Its Finest is one the best in dental surgery for Wisdom Teeth Removal.
Oral Surgery Procedure
If you experience pain as your wisdom tooth is erupting, it may need to be extracted. Wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively simple procedure.
Step 1: Before extracting the tooth, your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic. If you are anxious, your dentist will give you a light sedative such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedative to help you calm down.
Step 2: Normally, your specialist will pull the tooth to extract it. In some cases, a small incision in the gums is made to cut the tooth into smaller pieces for it to be removed. The type of treatment will depend on the patient’s oral health condition and how the tooth has erupted.
Step 3: Once extracted, expect that the area will swell and you’ll feel slight discomfort. This will usually go away after several days.
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The ADA states the following “The blood clots that form in the tooth socket is an important part of the normal healing process. You should avoid doing things that might disturb the clot”.
- Swelling – Immediately after extraction apply ice packs to the facial areas near the extracted site. Continue using it for 15 minute intervals for the first 36 hours. This can be done after the procedure to reduce swelling, inflammation or bruising.
- Bleeding – It is normal to experience bleeding, that is why your specialist will recommend to bit a gauze pad on the area where the teeth has been extracted for 30 minutes after the surgery to promote blood clot.
- Dental Care – During the first to hours after the surgery, it is important not to speak, eat, or drink. You should rest and avoid doing anything that could dislodge the blood cloth. Do not use a straw when drinking and make sure to brush and rinse your mouth gently to avoid coagulation.
- Eating – Drink a lot of water once the bleeding stops to hydrate yourself. You are recommended at this time to stick to a soft food diet. Prevent the dislodging of blood clot by avoiding to drink carbonated beverages.
- Medications – Take the medications and or antibiotics as your doctor prescribed it. Remember that if you are taking strong prescription medication for pain, you are not allowed to drive, operate heavy machinery or drink any alcoholic beverages.
How much does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
How much is the Cost of wisdom teeth removal? Well, the cost will depend on whether you need one or all your third molars removed. If you are concerned about the cost, don’t worry we can help. Our office accepts most insurance, and we also work with CareCredit. We also have in-house financing so you don’t have to pay for your entire bill all at once.
How much is wisdom teeth removal cost with general anesthesia sedation?
Cost of wisdom teeth removal can range from $75 to $250 per tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth cost between $200 - $600 per tooth. All 4 wisdom teeth removal typically cost around $600 - $1100. A single wisdom tooth extraction cost with General anesthesia sedation varies from $600 - $1100.
Dental insurance helps pay for extraction of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal – Costa Mesa
Have a safe, worry-free, and affordable Wisdom Tooth Extraction in California and leave our office with confident smiles on your face. Our office at Costa Mesa is composed of skilled experts and staff that will be happy to assist you with any cost or insurance questions. Dentistry At Its Finest is located near Costa Mesa, State Full. We are open on Saturdays, or every X Saturdays (if applicable). Visit us at Costa Mesa, CA or call us to make an appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction FAQ
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
No. You shouldn't feel any pain as your teeth are being extracted as your specialist will use an anesthesia to numb the area before extraction. If you feel pain during the procedure, tell your oral surgeon or dentist immediately so they can administer more anesthetic to numb the area. Our Dentistry At Its Finest office will make sure you won’t feel pain during extractions.
How many days off do you need for wisdom teeth?
You will need to take a leave of absence for 2 to 3 days after your wisdom teeth removal at Dentistry At Its Finest.
Should I get all 4 wisdom teeth removed at once?
Even if one or two of your wisdom teeth are causing pain, Dr. Michael Ayzin DDS it is highly recommended to get all wisdom teeth removed. Multiple extractions are cheaper than having to remove it one by one.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come out and it comes out impacted, it can cause a lot of problems that can worsen the longer you wait. The issues that can happen if you leave your impacted teeth untouched can be anywhere from gum disease, cyst, or tooth decay. An impacted wisdom tooth can also shift your teeth and it can fall out of alignment.
Can you live without removing wisdom teeth?
Yes. But even if the wisdom teeth have grown without problems it can make your teeth harder to clean. This can lead to the growth and development of bacteria which can cause a lot of oral health issues in the future.
Can getting your wisdom teeth out change your face?
Wisdom teeth removal rarely has an effect on the facial structure of the person regardless of how the wisdom teeth erupted.
Is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?
According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal is recommended if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- gum disease
- repeated infection in the soft tissues behind the lower last tooth
- extensive tooth decay
- damage to the neighboring teeth
Contact your dentist or oral surgeon to let them know about the condition of your oral health and your wisdom teeth health so that they can decide the best course of action for your situation.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Near Me
When choosing a dentist, it should be near where you live, work, or go to school as it can save a lot of time and money. Expect to have several treatment follow ups and appointments along with your routine visits later; therefore, having a dental office nearby can make things easier. Additionally, look for a specialist with excellent reviews for wisdom tooth extraction and the one you’ll feel comfortable working with.