How to Deal with Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are those “third molars” that may start to emerge during your late teen or early adult years. Sometimes, they come in smoothly with no problems. Other times, they get impacted, causing pain and increasing your risk of decay or infection. Dealing with wisdom teeth can be a challenge on its own. That’s why it’s important to call the pros. At Pearlmax Oral Surgery, San Diego, California, we have ample experience with impacted wisdom teeth and and can help you with their treatment.

Causes of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

There are several reasons why a wisdom tooth may become impacted. One reason is insufficient space to come in, as other teeth are blocking the way. Lack of space can keep these teeth from erupting through your gum. They may also erupt on the incorrect pathway and get stuck. Sometimes wisdom teeth come in crooked or clash into teeth that are already there, causing them to chip or crack.

Partially impacted wisdom teeth are those that break through the gum and get stuck. Fully impacted wisdom teeth don’t break through the gum at all. Dr. German Trujillo can diagnose your condition by x-raying your teeth and jaw.

Treatment of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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The general treatment of impacted wisdom teeth is extraction. These teeth are not really essential to your oral health. They can, however, cause pain and discomfort and put you at risk of dental problems like:

  • Decay
  • Oral infection
  • Gum disease
  • Cysts
  • Overcrowding
  • Chips, cracks, or other damage to adjacent teeth

Extracting impacted wisdom teeth requires surgery. Dr. Trujillo will make an incision in your gum and remove bone tissue to gain access to these teeth and remove them. The procedure is done under anesthesia for pain-free treatment. Afterward, we’ll give you complete instructions on caring for the extraction site to expedite your recovery. Working with an experienced oral surgeon like Dr. Trujillo increases your chances of having successful tooth extraction services.

Wisdom Tooth Removal in San Diego, California and surrounding areas Del Mar, Solana Beach, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, University Center, Scripps Ranch, Poway, and Rancho Peñasquitos in San Diego

To schedule a consultation for extracting wisdom teeth at Pearlmax Oral Surgery, San Diego, CA, contact Dr. German Trujillo today at (858) 434-7554.