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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Nature provided almost all of us with four extra teeth that emerge, in most cases, between the ages of 17 and 21. If the new wisdom teeth cannot fit the jaw, they must be extracted. This is a common problem, and a procedure many young patients must undergo.
“I was terrified of having my wisdom teeth removed – but I really didn’t need to be. I didn’t feel a thing during the actual extractions, and Dr. Barkhordar made sure I was comfortable as I recovered. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you, Dr. Barkhordar!”
Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
There are several reasons why a young person may need wisdom teeth removed. These teeth, when they cannot fit within the jaw, cause discomfort, swelling, and sinus problems, or can push other teeth into an improper alignment. They must be taken out in order to maintain dental health. The most common reasons wisdom teeth are extracted include the following:
Wrong Angle: Crooked Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth often emerge at the wrong angle, leading to pain, tooth crowding, and potential damage to the adjoining teeth. Removing the wisdom teeth resolves these issues.
Sinus congestion, pain, and pressure can all be associated with emerging wisdom teeth. When the teeth are removed, the sinus problems are alleviated.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When your wisdom teeth do not have enough room to emerge from your gums, they will “stick” in place, either under the gums, or partially through. Impacted wisdom teeth lead to infection, pain and swelling, and should be removed at once.
Gums can be negatively affected by wisdom teeth, causing swelling and hardening. In order to preserve dental and oral health, they need to be removed.
If you lack enough room for your wisdom teeth to come through, they push other teeth out of the way as they emerge. This can damage your existing restorations (crowns, braces). To protect the rest of your teeth, the wisdom teeth must be removed.
Removing Wisdom Teeth: What to Expect
When having your wisdom teeth removed, you will be sedated. You won’t feel any pain, or remember much, if anything, about the procedure. When you wake up, which occurs immediately after your wisdom teeth have been removed, you may not even realize that the process is over.
During the period in which you are “sleeping,” Dr. Barkhordar will make careful incisions in your gum tissue, and when necessary, cut away any bone that may cover the wisdom teeth. He expertly removes the tissue that connects the tooth to the bone, and then extracts the entire tooth structure. In cases in which the tooth is severely locked in place, it may need to be broken into smaller pieces to perform the removal – but you will sleep through it all. The incisions are then closed with self-dissolving sutures (stitches), and gauze placed over the incision site to help to minimize any bleeding.
Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Removal
You will need ample time to heal from the procedure, and need to rest. Stay at home, rather than going to work or to school for the first several days. The area will be tender and sore, which you can manage well with the pain medication prescription Dr. Barkhordar provides to you. In order to allow the healing process to work, eat only very soft foods. Your diet can include yogurt, mashed potatoes, pudding, soup, and so on. You may experience a swollen face, which is common, and placing an ice pack over the swelling is an effective treatment.
A blood clot will form over the area where the wisdom tooth was removed, and it is important that you do not do anything to disrupt the clot. Don’t smoke, or use a straw to drink, as these actions involve suction which can dislodge the forming clot. Don’t forcefully spit or rinse your mouth, and always treat your mouth gently during the healing process so that you suffer no complications.
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Wisdom teeth are a problem for almost every young person. For wisdom tooth removal from a skilled professional who practices gentle dentistry, call and schedule an appointment
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- D.E. Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Omid was friendly and courteous. He explained what needed to be done and gave me options. I never felt pressured. I’m glad I found this office.