Wisdom Teeth: In or Out? Pasadena Dentist Explains the Pros and Cons of Extraction
At Prestige Dental Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, our dentist offers Pasadena area patients a wide selection of treatments for general, restorative, and cosmetic improvements. When patients are experiencing concerns with their wisdom teeth, it is strongly advised that they visit with Dr. Vasag Bouzoghanian and discuss the benefits of having these teeth extracted.
Many patients need to consider extraction in specific situations.
The wisdom teeth are impacted and are unable to erupt properly through the gum line.
The eruption of wisdom teeth may disrupt orthodontic treatment that has already been performed or is underway.
Wisdom teeth that are already in place may be putting the smile at risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because of their hard-to-reach location for brushing and flossing.
Wisdom teeth are improperly erupted causing cheek or tongue biting, pain, or gum swelling
When patients are in need of an extraction, they need to work with a dentist who is experienced in surgical and simple extractions. The wisdom teeth are commonly removed, as they are not usually necessary for chewing. If they become problematic, the primary goal is to have them removed.
There are not very many benefits to leaving wisdom teeth in place unless the patient is able to keep them clean and properly cared for. Teeth that are impacted may result in discomfort that can only be relieved with removal. Patients with impacted teeth may need to undergo surgical extraction with our dental team to ensure they are not experiencing pain for extended periods of time. Discussing the need for removal is done with the dentist at Prestige Dental Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry.
Patients with dental anxiety don’t need to fear. At Prestige dental, we use state of the art, gentle treatment methods to provide a comfortable experience and minimize recovery time. We also provide a variety of anesthesia methods and can discuss these during the consultation appointment.
Dr. Vasag Bouzoghanian and the team at Prestige Dental are here to assist individuals in achieving the smile of their dreams! If you are faced with the idea of extracting your third molars, it is important that you speak to a Pasadena area dentist to discuss your options. Contact the practice at (626) 577-2017 or visit personally at 1060 East Green Street, Suite #203 to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation for your dental needs.
Location: 1060 E Green St #203, Pasadena, CA 91106
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