Safe and Stress-free Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth can cause many problems when they begin to erupt. These third molars are the last to break through the gum and can quickly become impacted when there isn’t enough room for them in the mouth. The good news is that the removal of wisdom teeth can be safe and stress-free with the help of a skilled dentist in Burbank, California. At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental, we offer wisdom tooth extraction to alleviate pain and other potential problems that occur when they erupt.
Why is wisdom tooth extraction needed?
The biggest reason for wisdom teeth removal is impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the third molars do not have enough space in the dental arch to erupt fully. When this happens, it can damage adjacent teeth and cause pain.
In some cases, the eruption of wisdom teeth is asymptomatic, but they are still incredibly vulnerable to tooth decay and disease due to their location in the back of the mouth. By removing the wisdom teeth, we can proactively reduce the risk of problems occurring down the road. Some people may need the removal of wisdom teeth before receiving orthodontic treatment.
Issues with impacted wisdom teeth
- Food trapped behind the teeth
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Damage to adjacent teeth
If you feel that your wisdom teeth are causing problems, the first step is to make an appointment at our Burbank, California, office. After taking x-rays and visually examining the molars, we can determine if extraction is necessary.
The wisdom tooth extraction procedure
Patients are given a local anesthetic and a sedative during the extraction to help them relax if desired. The dentist will make an incision in the gum to expose the wisdom teeth and the bone. If any bone is blocking access to the root, it will be removed and then the tooth will be extracted in sections to make it easier to remove.
Afterward, instructions will be given for taking care of the mouth in the days following the procedure. Patients should avoid brushing, flossing, and rinsing for 24 hours after their appointment. Because the healing process can change based on the individual, it’s important to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental, we understand that oral surgery can sound serious, but we make the wisdom teeth removal process quick, safe, and comfortable. For more information or an appointment at our Burbank office, contact us at (818) 918-5533.