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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Torrance

The four permanent molars in the rear of your mouth are called wisdom teeth. In some cases, the jawbone or mouth simply is not large enough to accommodate these teeth, and they become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful, may be prone to infection and can cause other teeth to shift out of their positions. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, our expert for wisdom teeth extraction in Torrance can help.

The last teeth to erupt in the mouth, wisdom teeth may not appear until the late teens or early 20s. Although some wisdom teeth can erupt normally without affecting dental health, many people suffer from impacted wisdom teeth, which may grow at an angle, remain trapped in the jawbone or only partially erupt. Our Torrance wisdom teeth extraction specialist may recommend that those with impacted wisdom teeth have them extracted, particularly if they are suffering from pain, infection, bone damage, damage to other teeth or development of cysts.

Torrance Wisdom Teeth Extraction Expert

If our dentist for wisdom teeth extraction in Torrance determines that you are a candidate for wisdom teeth extraction, your procedure may begin with imaging tests to determine the relationship between the teeth and the bone. Local anesthesia will be used to eliminate pain during the procedure, and while you should not feel any discomfort, you may experience a sensation of pressure. If you are nervous, anxious or fearful about the procedure, our dentist may be able to provide you with sedation options that can allow you to enjoy a more relaxed experience.

After your wisdom teeth extraction procedure, our Torrance wisdom teeth extraction expert will provide you with instructions to facilitate healing. It is essential that you maintain the blood clots in the sockets in order to protect the healing site. In the first 24 hours after your procedure, avoid carbonated or alcoholic beverages, and maintain a soft diet. For the first week after your procedure, avoid using a straw, smoking and participating in overly strenuous activities. Use non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or your prescription pain medication as directed.

Contact our Torrance dentist to learn more or to schedule a consultation.

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