Wisdom Teeth Removal North Hollywood
Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt. They usually appear in a person’s late teens or early 20s, and most people have from one to four wisdom teeth. Although these teeth can erupt normally and fit comfortably in some people’s jaws, they frequently cause problems that can threaten other teeth and overall dental health. If you have impacted wisdom teeth or a crowded jaw, our North Hollywood wisdom teeth removal dentist may recommend an extraction.
Our expert in wisdom teeth removal in North Hollywood will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine your candidacy for an extraction. You may be a candidate for wisdom tooth removal if you have any of the following:
• Overcrowded teeth or teeth that may be affected by the erupting wisdom teeth
• Wisdom teeth that are unable to fully erupt
• Teeth that are erupting at an improper angle
• Wisdom teeth that are threatening the health of adjacent teeth
• A wisdom tooth that is broken, cracked, or decayed
• A wisdom tooth that is covered by a flap of gum or difficult to clean
In many cases, wisdom teeth are not yet causing problems, but may still need to be extracted because of the potential to cause disease. Our North Hollywood wisdom teeth removal dentist will explain the pros and cons of the procedure and your options so that you can make the best choice for your dental health.
North Hollywood Wisdom Teeth Removal
Although wisdom teeth removal is a form of oral surgery, it is a common procedure. Our expert in wisdom teeth removal in North Hollywood can typically perform the procedure right in our office. We can perform a simple extraction if the teeth are visible above the gum line, but a surgical extraction may be needed if the teeth have not yet erupted.
Once your teeth have been extracted, you will need to eat a soft diet to protect the sockets as they heal. Most patients heal without complications, but following our aftercare instructions is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of post-procedure problems. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our North Hollywood dentist.
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