Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Corona, CA

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What is wisdom tooth extraction?

We all have a final pair of molars that generally appear during the early adult years. These are known as wisdom teeth located in the back regions of both arches. These wisdom teeth (additionally called third molars) often don't have proper room to completely emerge, are difficult to keep clean, and may need extraction to safeguard general dental health. Wisdom teeth may be impacted (trapped within the gums or bone), poorly aligned, or not able to develop evenly, causing several oral problems. Our dental team conducts wisdom teeth extractions for Corona, CA patients to increase dental wellness and protect against misalignment and decay. If you or your teen have aching or impacted wisdom teeth, set up a checkup at Sunshine Dental to discover your many options.

What is recovery like following Oral Surgery? 

If you are a patient that receives advanced sedation to stay comfortable throughout your procedure, it is required that you have a responsible adult bring you home. In the days after your tooth extraction, it's critical to steer clear of spitting, sipping with a straw, consuming high- or low-temperature meals and drinks, smoking, and using e-cigs. These activities will probably dislodge the scabbing in your removal location and lead to a condition called "dry socket." It is not uncommon to have mid-face swelling and discomfort following molar extractions, which may be helped with prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers and cool packs held against the jaw area. We will give you instructions to enable you to take care of your oral health at home and arrange a check-in visit to assess your extraction sites while they recover.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions FAQ

How do I know if I need my wisdom teeth removed?
You may need your wisdom teeth removed if you experience symptoms like pain, swelling, or difficulty opening your jaw near the back of your mouth. At Sunshine Dental, our providers will assess your situation with X-rays and a physical examination to determine if extraction is necessary.

What can I expect during the wisdom tooth removal process?
During wisdom tooth removal at Sunshine Dental, you'll receive local anesthesia to numb the area. If you're particularly anxious, sedation options are available. The procedure involves making an incision in the gum to access the tooth, removing the tooth, and closing the incision with stitches if needed.

What is the recovery time after wisdom tooth removal?
Recovery time varies, but most patients at Sunshine Dental return to normal activities within a few days. Swelling and discomfort are common after the procedure, and we'll provide guidance on managing pain and ensuring a smooth recovery, including diet and oral hygiene tips.

Preserve Your Health and Smile

Let our dental team handle your wisdom tooth removal so we can help you preserve the long-term wellness of your teeth. This effective dental surgery is often performed for Corona, CA patients and might be necessary when dental emergence is not progressing or other problems are present. To receive more information about wisdom tooth extraction, call for an appointment at Sunshine Dental at your earliest convenience.

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