Although it is very rare, some people can have their wisdom teeth fully erupt and be completely fine. But this is the exception, not the rule, so most people will need to get their wisdom teeth extracted from our Los Angeles dentist. For most people, the wisdom teeth and erupt at an angle, causing extreme pain. If they do come in, they can cause the surrounding teeth to shift positions, altering your bite. Most people will need their wisdom teeth taken out during their teens or 20s, so if you are in that age range, ask your dentist about wisdom teeth removal.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also result in nerve damage, damage to the jaw bone, infection in gum tissue, and you may be more prone to long-term dental problems. Waiting for any problems to occur can still cause some issues, so most of the time, it is recommended to extract the wisdom teeth before they erupt. This way, you do not have to experience any pain or discomfort.
Our dentist will give you anesthesia for the procedure in order to ensure your comfort. Once the teeth are removed, the dentist will give you instructions on how to take care of yourself during the recovery period.