AZ Dental offers wisdom teeth extraction to remove your wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) and prevent them from causing damage to your smile and oral health. To schedule your consultation with us and learn more about wisdom teeth extractions in San Jose, California, please contact us today at 408-227-6000.
Wisdom teeth are usually the last 4 of your 32 teeth to erupt. In most cases, there is not sufficient space in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to erupt properly, and the teeth become impacted (stuck) or emerge in potentially harmful positions. This leads to a number of problems, including:
- Damage to nearby teeth
- Tooth crowding
- Cysts or tumors
There are several levels of impaction that may occur:
- Soft Tissue Impaction – the crown of the tooth emerges from the bone, but the gum tissue covers part or all the crown and is not properly positioned around the tooth. This may contribute to infection and tooth decay.
- Partial Bony Impaction – The tooth has partially erupted, but a portion of the crown remains submerged below the gum and jawbone. Infection is common.
- Complete Bony Impaction – The tooth is completely encased by jawbone. Complex removal techniques are required to treat the problem.
Our dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your wisdom teeth and the surrounding teeth. This will include radiographs. Our oral surgeon will provide you with a local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable during your procedure. This surgery does not require an overnight stay. We will provide you with post-operative care instructions and pain relief prescriptions following your treatment.
For more information about wisdom teeth removals, contact our office today.