Wisdom Teeth Removal in Los Angeles, CA
Comfortable Third Molar Extraction for All Ages
Many people develop third molars, or wisdom teeth. However, there often is not enough room in the mouth for an extra set of molars. By having wisdom teeth extracted, you can prevent numerous oral health issues from having the chance to arise.
Dr. Aynechi is a dual-degree, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has years of experience extracting wisdom teeth. At Beverly Hills Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants, Dr. Aynechi performs wisdom tooth extractions for teens and adults to improve and protect your oral health. There are many anesthesia options available, and Dr. Aynechi will create a custom treatment plan for your or your child's individual needs. Schedule a consultation by contacting our practice in Beverly Hills, CA, which is conveniently located for patients throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Around the ages of 17 to 25, many people develop third molars, or wisdom teeth. The average adult mouth can only house 28 teeth, and as wisdom teeth try to squeeze in, complications can occur. Additionally, there are already second molars in your mouth responsible for chewing food, which makes a third set of molars unnecessary.
Some wisdom teeth erupt through the gums, while others become trapped beneath the gums. These teeth are considered to be impacted, and impacted wisdom teeth pose a significant threat to your oral health. Impacted wisdom teeth will not erupt on their own and require surgical removal. These teeth can develop sideways, damaging adjacent molars and increasing the risk of infection, cysts, and tooth decay.
As wisdom teeth push against adjacent molars, they can cause misalignment throughout your smile, resulting in crooked teeth and bite problems. When there are too many teeth in the mouth, it becomes difficult to brush and floss around every tooth. This increases the risk of plaque buildup, infection, decay, and gum disease. Having your wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible prevents these issues from having the chance to occur and protects your healthy teeth and gums.
Signs of Wisdom Teeth
In many cases, wisdom teeth cause pain as they develop, which is a clear indicator that it's time to have them taken out. Other times, they may not cause noticeable symptoms right away. Although they do not cause discomfort, wisdom teeth can damage existing teeth and facial structures over the years if left untreated. Misalignment may not be clear right away, but as these molars continue to push against other teeth, you may notice down the road that your teeth don't look as straight or that your bite has shifted.
Contact us for an evaluation if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Pain, pressure, or swelling in the back of your mouth
- Difficulty fully opening your mouth
- Red or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- An unpleasant taste
- Chronic bad breath, even after brushing
It is important to see your dentist for regular checkups. During these visits, your general dentist looks for wisdom teeth and will refer you to a specialist when it is time to have them removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
During your first visit we will take 3D scans of your mouth, and Dr. Aynechi will design your custom oral surgery treatment plan. We will discuss your anesthesia options and help you select the right option based on your level of anxiety and the complexity of your procedure. We offer local anesthesia, IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and general anesthesia. Most patients undergo IV sedation for wisdom tooth removal.
First, we will administer the anesthesia. When you are comfortable, your oral surgeon will use forceps to remove wisdom teeth that have erupted through the gums. To remove impacted wisdom teeth, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access these molars. After the wisdom teeth have been extracted, sutures will be placed as needed. You will rest in our office until the anesthesia wears off and you are ready to go home.
When undergoing IV sedation, it is your responsibility to arrange for a designated driver who will remain in the office during your procedure and drive you home after. Our team will provide you with post-operative instructions after surgery. They will outline how to care for your surgical sites, what foods to avoid, how to manage pain and prevent dry socket, and more. To manage any post-surgical pain, take prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications as directed by your oral surgeon.
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal
The cost of wisdom teeth removal varies for every patient. We will provide you with a cost estimate during the consultation appointment and go over your payment and financing options. The following factors will contribute to the cost of having your wisdom teeth removed:
- The complexity of your procedure
- The type of anesthesia used
- Your dental or medical insurance
To find out how much your wisdom teeth removal surgery would cost, contact Beverly Hills Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants today.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Aynechi is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgery expert who will go above and beyond to make sure you and your family have an exceptional experience. To schedule your or your child's wisdom teeth consultation, please contact Beverly Hills Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants. We are located in Beverly Hills, CA, and proudly serve patients of all ages throughout Los Angeles.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can a dentist remove my wisdom teeth?
Dentists and oral surgeons are both oral health experts, but an oral surgeon is the most qualified dental professional to extract wisdom teeth. Many dentists perform simple tooth extractions using local anesthesia. An oral surgeon, however, can administer all types of anesthesia and perform complex surgical procedures, including the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.
Is wisdom teeth removal painful?
You will not feel discomfort during the procedure itself because anesthesia or sedation will be involved. After having your wisdom teeth removed, you may experience swelling or pain as your body heals. To manage any post-surgical pain or swelling, apply an ice pack to your face, get lots of rest, and follow the care instructions we have provided.
How many days off do you need for wisdom teeth surgery?
You should expect to rest for a few days after having wisdom teeth removed. Some patients return to work or school the next day, while others take up to a week to get back to their normal routines. It will take about 2 weeks for the surgical sites to heal.
What is a dry socket after tooth extraction?
A dry socket is a painful condition that occurs when the blood clot forming within a tooth socket becomes dislodged, revealing the bone and nerves underneath. If you suspect a dry socket, contact our office immediately so we can assist you. To prevent a dry socket, avoid using a straw or smoking for 72 hours after your procedure, because the sucking motion can disturb the blood clot.
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