Wisdom Teeth in
Mission Viejo & Fullerton, CA
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal in Southern California
OC Smile, Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth Quickly and Safely
All of a person’s permanent teeth should have fully erupted into the mouth by the time they are 12 or 13 years old. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the outliers since they typically don’t “erupt” from under the gums until early adulthood. Unfortunately, problems with wisdom teeth are common. They may come out at strange angles, brush up against neighboring teeth, or even get stuck in the jawbone. The issue is that many people’s bites aren’t large enough to accommodate additional space for new molars, and when a wisdom teeth can’t erupt normally, it gets impacted. This can cause pain, infection, crooked teeth, nerve damage, tooth decay, and other serious health problems.
Impacted wisdom teeth and the issues they cause can be difficult to predict in advance, and later in life, surgical removal might be challenging. Because of this, doctors frequently advise young patients to have their wisdom teeth extracted as a preventative step. The removal of wisdom teeth is a typical outpatient treatment that OC Smile completes in-house. You will need to rest and abstain from specific foods after the first 24 hours, but you’ll find that recovery happens rather quickly. The process is straightforward and will assist you in avoiding numerous tooth issues down the road.