Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. In some cases, wisdom teeth may grow without any issues. However, in many cases, wisdom teeth can cause problems and will require extraction.

At ConfiDental Beverly Hills, our experienced dentists and oral surgeons specialize in wisdom teeth extraction. Here's what you need to know about the procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted?

There are several reasons why wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.

  • First, the mouth may not have enough room for the teeth to emerge properly. This can cause the teeth to become impacted or trapped beneath the gums, leading to pain, infection, and even damage to the surrounding teeth and bone.
  • Second, wisdom teeth may emerge at an angle or root in the wrong direction, which can also cause pain and damage to the surrounding teeth and bone.
  • Finally, wisdom teeth are often harder to clean and more prone to cavities and gum disease. Removing them can help prevent future oral health problems.
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What Happens During Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

At ConfiDental Beverly Hills, we perform wisdom teeth extraction under local anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Our experienced oral surgeons use specialized tools to carefully remove the wisdom teeth and any bone blocking their path.

Depending on the complexity of your case, the procedure may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Once the teeth have been removed, the gums are stitched closed to promote healing.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

It's normal to experience some pain, swelling, and bleeding in the days following wisdom teeth extraction. We'll provide detailed aftercare instructions, including medications to manage pain and swelling and tips on caring for extraction sites during recovery.

Most patients can return to work or school within a few days following the procedure, though it may take several weeks for the gums to heal fully. We will check your progress at your follow-up appointment and ensure you're healing properly.

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The importance of prompt wisdom teeth extraction: preventing pain, infection, and oral damage

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood. While some people don't experience any problems with their wisdom teeth, many do. Delaying wisdom teeth extraction can result in the following: 

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Damage to surrounding teeth and gums

Improving recovery time with prompt extraction

Getting your wisdom teeth extracted promptly can also improve recovery time. Younger adults typically recover faster and experience less pain and swelling than older adults. Waiting too long to remove your wisdom teeth can increase the risk of complications during extraction and prolong recovery time.

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Why choose ConfiDental for your wisdom teeth extraction?

At ConfiDental Beverly Hills, our lead dental practitioner holds a master's in public health and a doctorate in dentistry and is California board-certified. Our services include emergency dentistry, surgical extractions, veneers, crowns, implant placement, root canals, and complete mouth restoration. We are your one-stop shop for anything dentistry-related, focusing on optimal oral health and patient satisfaction. Our dentist is very hands-on with all our patients, as we deliver an elevated level of personal care. Choose ConfiDental Beverly Hills for accessible, high-end dental services. 

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If you're experiencing pain or other issues with your wisdom teeth, contact ConfiDental Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation with our team. We specialize in wisdom teeth extraction and can help you achieve a healthier, pain-free smile.

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