Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Pacoima, CA
Your Third Molars
If someone in your family is in their late teens or early twenties, then their wisdom teeth will likely try to erupt in the near future. “Try” is the key word here; since the wisdom teeth come in so much later than the rest of the smile, there’s typically not enough room for them, and they can cause pain, overcrowding, and other oral health problems as they attempt (and often fail) to erupt. At A New Smile, our team can identify problematic wisdom teeth and safely remove them; call us today if you think a loved one might need wisdom tooth extractions in our Pacoima, CA dental office soon.
Why Choose A New Smile for
Wisdom Tooth Extractions?
When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?
It’s actually a misconception that wisdom teeth always have to be removed. There are cases where they are able to erupt properly and can stay in the mouth for the rest of a person’s life. We will only remove wisdom teeth if we determine it’s necessary. Signs that wisdom teeth must be removed include:
- Becoming trapped under the gums, possibly causing a cyst that damages other teeth roots
- Emerging partially through the gums, making it hard to clean the area and increasing your risk of an infection
- Crowding nearby teeth, likely damaging them
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Some bleeding may occur during the first day after the extraction; make sure you replace gauze over the surgical site according to our directions. You can manage your discomfort with pain medication, and you can reduce swelling and bruising with an ice pack. You’ll need to rest for the remainder of the day of the surgery. You should be able to resume your normal routine the next day, but avoid doing anything particularly strenuous for at least a week. Plan on eating only soft foods at first; you can work your way up to semi soft foods when you feel you can tolerate them.