When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
The timing for wisdom teeth extraction depends on personal dental health and history. We may recommend removing them earlier rather than later, usually before the patient turns 18 to 20, to avoid issues that can arise in the future once the third molars erupt. In some cases, we may extract them before they emerge.
What Should I Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We will start with a consultation appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Omid's team will take diagnostic digital x-rays to help them see how these teeth are impacting adjacent teeth. X-rays will also show us exactly where the teeth are, something that's important if you're dealing with impacted teeth.
In addition to evaluating the x-rays, Dr. Omid will do an oral examination, checking for decay and gum disease.
Based on his exam and the information obtained from the x-rays, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that will fit your unique needs. Not only will you discuss why extractions are necessary, but how to ensure your comfort during the extraction appointment and minimize your recovery time.
Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction Painful?
Dr. Omid will talk with you about your chosen method of sedation before the extraction begins. Once you're relaxed or asleep, he'll numb the gums around your wisdom teeth. We make sure to use a level of sedation that will keep you comfortable so that you don't experience any pain. You may feel a bit of pressure, but if you feel pain, let your dentist know so that we can address it right away.