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Some patients who have their wisdom teeth need them to be removed. There are several reasons this may be necessary. Sometimes wisdom teeth become impacted because of their position at the back of the jaw. The wisdom teeth may get trapped below the gums or jawbone.
In other cases, the wisdom teeth may not come in straight due to pressure against other teeth or crowd the other teeth in a mouth too small to contain them. Also, due to their location, wisdom teeth are more susceptible to cavities and gum disease because they are difficult to brush or floss way in the back of the mouth.
When these conditions occur, Dr. Jone will extract your wisdom teeth for you to relieve their negative effects. Wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively simple and brief dental treatment that can be done with the assistance of sedation for your comfort.
To extract an impacted tooth, we may need to cut through the gums or bone to get it out, depending on the nature of the impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause pain themselves, but may lead to dental problems later. The pressure from the impacted tooth upon adjacent teeth can cause a misalignment that will require expensive correction down the road. Additionally, a partially impacted tooth can trap food and plaque that leads to other dental and hygiene issues.
At Pacific Sky Dental, we offer several sedation options for visits requiring dental surgery. We strive to cultivate a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that will encourage each patient to receive the dental care they need and deserve, stress-free. Contact our office today at (650) 353-3130 to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal.