Your third molars, or wisdom teeth, are usually the very last teeth to erupt. Due to this, there is almost never enough space left in your mouth for them to come in properly. Because of the lack of space, your wisdom teeth may become impacted (trapped in the gums and unable to properly erupt) or grow in at an unusual angle. This can cause many problems for your oral health and smile, including:
- Infection and inflammation of the gums and other oral tissues
- Damage to your jawbone
- The formation of cysts in your mouth
- Damage to the neighboring teeth
- Tooth decay
- Causing your other teeth to become crowded, crooked and misaligned
To avoid these and other complications and help you keep your mouth and smile healthy, our experienced dentist may recommend that your wisdom teeth be removed.
When we extract your wisdom teeth, our dentist will examine your entire mouth. This process will include taking X-rays to see exactly where your wisdom teeth are positioned. Once we have planned your treatment, we will remove the teeth from your mouth. We will provide you with an anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable during this procedure and minimize your pain. After your wisdom teeth have been removed, we will provide you with post-op instructions to help you heal without complications.
For more information about wisdom teeth removal in Laguna Niguel, California, and to make an appointment with Dr. Chris, call Smile Moderne today at (949) 554-1563.