Belmont area dental team dispels myths about wisdom teeth extractions
You receive exceptional care for wisdom teeth extractions in the Belmont area at the Peninsula Dental Implant Center in San Carlos. Our practice specializes in many complex procedures that require supreme skill and knowledge.
When you need top-notch care
The last permanent teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 to 25. Sometimes, wisdom teeth never develop, or when they do, they emerge without problems. When there isn’t enough room in the mouth for them, they may only erupt partway, if at all.
Teeth that are trapped underneath the hard or soft tissues can be very painful. When they come in at an angle, they can push against other teeth, damaging them. Such trapped or impacted teeth are surgically extracted.
Peninsula Dental Implant Center to the rescue
Wisdom teeth removal relieves pain and helps to prevent future decay and disease caused by difficulty cleaning those hard-to-reach molars. Since there is so little space toward the back of the mouth, brushing and flossing properly can be difficult, and molars’ grooved surfaces present even bigger challenges to good oral hygiene.
There is no reason to fear the extraction process, especially in the capable hands of Dr. Shivani Gupta at the Peninsula Dental Implant Center. As with many other dental procedures, the treatment site will be numbed so you don’t feel anything. A mild sedative can also help you relax.
After Dr. Gupta accesses the treatment site through the gums and the problem tooth is removed, the area is cleaned. While it’s not unusual to experience tenderness, bleeding, and swelling, the doctor will provide instructions on how to avoid painful complications such as a dry socket. For example, the sucking action of drinking through a straw can cause a blood clot to become dislodged from its socket.
Don’t hesitate to call (650) 232-7650 with questions. The doctor will assess your molars as needed and may recommend extraction.