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Wisdom Teeth Removal Pleasanton
If you are looking for dental expertise for wisdom teeth removal in Pleasanton, Dental Oasis Family Dentistry is your go-to option. Dr. Sharda Patel and her well-equipped dental surgeon's team have years of experience in the undertaking not just pain-free wisdom teeth extractions, but also the most complex extractions with ease.
We have created a full guide on wisdom tooth so you can understand all things related to wisdom tooth better.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Guide
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth erupt well, they cause no issues, sometimes, however, they may remain trapped between the gum and the bone or may not have space to grow on account of overcrowding in the mouth. Such poorly positioned or impacted teeth come with a range of issues. For one, the partially erupted teeth could result in infection causing swelling and pain. Sometimes the impacted wisdom tooth can have cysts developed around them, which impacts the jawbone. In other cases, the pressure caused by wisdom teeth can disrupt the other teeth & cause them to move. In such cases removal of the wisdom tooth/teeth is recommended.
Before we look at their removal in more detail, it will be worthwhile to understand what wisdom teeth are and where they are located.
What Is Wisdom Tooth?
Often also called the third molars, wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to erupt in your mouth. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth. While wisdom teeth helped our ancestors to chew rough, coarse food, today they have become vestigial organs on account of evolution in our food habits.
Typically, these teeth erupt between the ages of 17-25, when you are attaining maturity; hence their name. Well, not everyone may have wisdom teeth though, while many have all four.
Location of Wisdom Tooth
The four wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth- two on the top & two at the bottom.
Signs You Need Wisdom Teeth Removed
A dentist will undertake a thorough evaluation of your teeth to determine whether you need wisdom tooth removed or not.
Sometimes your dentist may also recommend wisdom tooth extraction as a preventive measure before you display any of these symptoms. In such cases by an early removal, you are able to prevent future risk of infection.
Check our full article to know whether Do you have to get your wisdom teeth removed or not.
Wisdom Tooth Abscess
Wisdom teeth are susceptible to abscesses caused on account of bacterial infection. An abscessed wisdom tooth is in most cases painful.
Learn more about wisdom tooth abscess.
Pineapple Juice Wisdom Teeth
Odds are that you would have heard that drinking pineapple juice before extraction helps in recovery.
Check our article to know what exactly experts say about pineapple juice before wisdom tooth extraction.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost
The cost associated with extraction of wisdom teeth is dependent on a number of factors including but not limited to:
- The condition of the teeth
- Kind of anesthesia needed
- Complications, if any
While a dentist will be able to give you an exact estimate based on your individual condition.
Check our full details article on wisdom tooth extraction cost to understand cost and its factors.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Recovery
Typically, you will feel better within 2-3 days of the extraction procedure.
You can explore more about wisdom tooth extraction recovery tips in our published article.
Are There Any Signs That I Should Watch Out for Post Extraction?
Typically, wisdom teeth extraction does not lead to complications. However, if you do notice any of the below signs, do reach out to your dentist at the earliest:
- Pus at the extraction site
- Heavy bleeding
- Pain that does not go away
- Breathing Issues
- Numbness in the face
Wisdom Tooth Removal FAQs
1. Is wisdom teeth removal a major surgery?
Much as you may worry about wisdom tooth extraction, it will help to know that it is a relatively safe surgery. On following your dentist’s recommendations on after surgery care you can recover quickly & have no future issues. However, if you do experience any issues post-surgery, do ensure you bring it to the notice of your surgeon immediately.
2. How painful is wisdom teeth removal?
You should feel no pain during surgery on account of the use of anesthetic. Besides an experienced surgeon will make the process as seamless as possible. You may experience mild pain & discomfort for a few days post-surgery, however with prescribed painkillers you will be well taken care of.
3. How long does it take to recover from removing wisdom teeth?
Most people recover in 3-4 days. Sometimes, however, you may need up to 2 weeks to fully recover. Following the aftercare guidelines can go a long way in aiding recovery.
4. If you have no pain do the wisdom teeth still need to be removed?
Please go by your dentist’s advice since impacted wisdom teeth sometimes may display no immediate symptoms but could put you at risk.
5. Do impacted wisdom teeth always have to be removed?
Not necessarily. Your dentist will be in the best position to assess the state & make the necessary recommendation. Sometimes the dentist will recommend regular checkups for the impacted teeth & not an immediate extraction.
6. Will I have stitches post extraction?
Yes, there are likely to be stitches at the extraction site. Your dentist will give you aftercare instructions, be sure to follow them. The stitches typically dissolve themselves in a couple of days.
7. What are dry sockets?
Sometimes post extraction, the bone may be exposed. As a precautionary measure so that this does not happen, the use of straws, smoking & spitting is prohibited as it tends to remove the clot from the extraction socket.
With dry socket you tend to experience symptoms such as severe pain, unpleasant taste, foul smell and more.
8. What should I eat after wisdom tooth removal?
Soft food is recommended. Some of the food that you can consume, include: Ice Cream, Blended Soups, Mashed Potatoes, Scrambled eggs, Bananas. It is important to avoid crunchy and sticky foods for a few days.
9. What kind of follow up is required post extraction?
Typically, your oral surgeon would like to see you after a 1-2-week period to ensure that the extraction site has healed. However, if you have excruciating pain, fever, pus or any other symptoms of concern do see your dentist immediately.
10. How can I reach you for a Wisdom Tooth Removal procedure?
You can call us at 925-846-4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.
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