A wisdom tooth, also known as a third molar, is the last tooth to erupt in your mouth. A wisdom tooth growing in its space generally occurs between the ages of 15 and 25. Most individuals are born with 4 wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth often become impacted due to limited space. An impacted wisdom tooth or impacted wisdom teeth occurs when there is a lack of space in your jaw and its growth and eruption are prevented by overlying gum, bone or another tooth. Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain, swelling, infection, and deep periodontal pockets. Wisdom teeth pain can be severe and may be an indication of a dental emergency requiring immediate dental removal of wisdom teeth. Because the area in question may be infected, wisdom teeth pain relief will occur upon dental removal of the wisdom tooth or teeth causing the pain.
Impacted and partially impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and lead to infection. They may also crowd or damage adjacent teeth or roots. More serious problems may occur if the sac surrounding the impacted tooth becomes filled with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst. Dr. Salib is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who specializes in procedures such as a wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth extraction.
Despite the considerable concern regarding impacted wisdom teeth, several recent studies found that third molars which have broken through the tissue and erupted into the mouth in a normal, upright position may be just as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted. Not all problems related to wisdom teeth are painful or visible. Damage can occur without you being aware of it. No one can predict when wisdom teeth complications will occur, but when they do, wisdom teeth pain can be more severe and difficult to treat. This is why a focused consultation with Dr. Salib, who specializes in the wisdom teeth removal is crucial and of great oral health benefit. It is estimated that greater than 85% of wisdom teeth or third molars will eventually need to be removed.
As an oral surgeon, Dr. Salib specializes in wisdom teeth removal ensuring that your wisdom teeth removal recovery will be pain free. Your healing time will vary depending on how much infection is currently present. However, Dr. Salib’s minimally invasive approach will ensure your wisdom teeth recovery time will be short and wisdom teeth removal pain will be minimal. Our friendly staff at Pacific Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio will go over wisdom teeth aftercare instructions to ensure you do NOT develop a dry socket.
At Pacific Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio, Dr. Salib utilizes recent advances in medicine and state-of-the-art technology to allow patients to undergo wisdom teeth removal in a manner that promotes rapid healing and minimal post-operative discomfort. We are one of only a handful of centers that has our own 3-D CT scanner in house allowing us to take 3-D imaging on patients to verify nerve positions and ensure safety.
Many patients often ask about wisdom teeth removal cost. Dr. Salib’s staff will kindly assist you to maximize your insurance benefits and will work with you to help facilitate your needs. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Salib is proud to offer many options for sedation dentistry. Wisdom teeth removal with IV sedation or general anesthesia is an excellent option to ensure your comfort.
If you are in need of a dental removal of a tooth or experiencing wisdom teeth symptoms, we invite you to call our office and come for a wisdom teeth removal consultation. Our friendly staff at Pacific Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio will gladly assist you. We are conveniently located in Mission Viejo on the Mission Medical Center campus. Your wisdom teeth removal needs will be met by our oral surgery office proudly serving patients throughout the United States and Internationally.