The third molars, or wisdom teeth, are usually the last teeth to erupt and almost never have enough space to come in properly. When these teeth cannot erupt properly, they become impacted, or trapped, in the gumline and jawbone, or they come in at the wrong angle. This can cause many problems for your oral health and smile, including:
- Misalignment of your other teeth
- Damage to the neighboring teeth
- Tooth decay
- Infection and inflammation in your gums and other oral tissues
- Damage to your jawbone
Our experienced dentists may recommend wisdom teeth removal to extract these teeth from your mouth before they can cause damage to your oral health and smile. During your initial consultation, our dentists will evaluate your teeth and mouth to determine the position of your wisdom teeth and whether or not you would benefit from this procedure. If wisdom teeth removal is right for you, our dentists will work with you to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. We offer IV sedation to help you relax during your treatment and to minimize your discomfort.
Following your wisdom tooth removal procedure, our dentists and team will also provide you with post-op instructions to help you heal and recover.
For more information about wisdom teeth removal in Mountain View, California, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Galina Nasakin and associates, please call Dental Zone today at 650-858-2028.