Wisdom Teeth Extraction Reseda
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last molars to erupt and often the most problematic. Not only do these molars not fit in the jaws of many patients, but they also frequently erupt incorrectly. Furthermore, the location of these molars at the back of the mouth makes them difficult to keep clean, putting patients at higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For these reasons, many Reseda patients have these molars removed even before problems occur. Below is a look at the problems these molars can cause and how they may be removed in modern dentistry.
Problems Linked to Third Molars
The jaws of many modern individuals are smaller than those of humans long ago, which can make overcrowding a problem when wisdom teeth erupt. Other teeth may shift in response to the new molars, creating bite irregularities and possibly ruining the smile. Direct pressure from the molars on neighboring teeth can also cause cracks and other damage. Cavities often develop on the third molars, which are difficult to clean adequately with brushing, and the bacteria may then attack other teeth. The gums can also overlap the third molars and become inflamed, potentially leading to pericoronitis, which can cause abscesses. Gum disease may also result from accumulated food and plaque in these areas.
How Third Molars Are Taken Out
Wisdom teeth extraction is performed with local anesthesia, making it completely painless. Eligible Reseda patients can also receive sedation during the procedure. Fully erupted, non-impacted third molars may simply be pulled out with forceps. When the third molars are poorly erupted, our dentist may have to make incisions in the gums and divide the molars before removing them in pieces. When incisions are made, sutures are added for the healing process.
Many types of dental problems can be caused by wisdom teeth, so these molars are frequently removed soon after eruption. Depending on the patient, the wisdom teeth extraction process may be simple or slightly more complex. Having the third molars removed can help safeguard the comfort, appearance, and oral health of patients long afterwards. Reseda patients can contact our dentist to learn more about wisdom teeth extraction.