Wisdom Teeth Removal
Are you looking for wisdom teeth removal in Palmdale, CA? Wisdom teeth can cause severe discomfort and even infection if left untreated. At AV Sierra Dental Center, our experienced professionals offer wisdom teeth removal in Palmdale, California. We provide quality care with minimally invasive techniques that help you recover faster and with fewer complications.
Our team will ensure you receive the best treatment at every step of the process! With us on your side, we’ll ensure your procedure is safe, comfortable, and as stress-free as possible! Plus, thanks to advanced technology, we can plan an effective strategy that fits each patient individually.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that tend to appear after adolescence (when a person is more “wise” — thus the name “wisdom teeth”). Their emergence can be painful, resulting in impacted wisdom teeth or damaged tooth alignment if allowed to come in fully. Dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal in approximately 85% of dental cases.
Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
Poor alignment and impaction are the two main reasons wisdom teeth removal becomes necessary. When the final set of molars erupts (grows in) at an angle, it sometimes pushes on nearby straight teeth, altering their alignment. This is painful and can cause damage to neighboring teeth, as well as injure nerves and the jawbone.
Impacted wisdom teeth result from either the last set of molars developing but failing to erupt — instead remaining encased in the jaw’s soft tissue — or from only partially erupting, creating a passageway for bacteria to get into the soft tissue.
What Are Common Complications Associated with Wisdom Teeth?
While some people’s teeth grow without any problems or issues, many individuals experience complications due to the lack of space in the jaw or improper alignment. One common issue is impaction, where the wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to fully emerge or develop normally. This can lead to pain, swelling, and infection in the gum tissue surrounding the impacted tooth. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth can exert pressure on the neighboring teeth, causing misalignment and discomfort.
Partial eruption is another complication, where the wisdom teeth partially emerge, creating a pocket where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infection and gum disease. Cysts and tumors can also develop around impacted wisdom teeth, causing damage to the jawbone and nearby teeth.To prevent these complications, regular dental checkups and X-rays are essintial to montitor the growth and position of the wisdom teeth.
Some have the fortune of avoiding problems such as impacted wisdom teeth altogether, but gum infections, jawbone cysts, and bone loss can occur in the worst cases. Therefore, we often recommend wisdom teeth removal.
Though there is no “right” age to remove your wisdom teeth, the surgery and healing from it are much easier at a younger age. We typically recommend wisdom teeth extraction between the ages of 16 and 25. Removal may become necessary if we see the potential for complications should the teeth begin to grow.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Palmdale, CA
We’re dedicated to providing top-quality dental care services to our patients. Whether you need wisdom teeth removal, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, or any other dental service, our experienced professionals are ready to meet your needs. We even offer orthodontics in Palmdale.
We focus on making dental visits comfortable and enjoyable for all our patients. We use the most advanced techniques and equipment to ensure each patient receives the best care possible. Our comprehensive dental care services can give you a healthy and beautiful smile for years. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jason Oh, Dr. Shanne Sastiel, Dr. Michael Tran, Dr. Catherine Vu, or Dr. Hanseen!