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El Cajon Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to develop in the far upper and lower corners of the mouth. If you experience any problematic symptoms in or around the areas of your wisdom teeth, you should schedule an appointment immediately to ensure the issues do not threaten your overall dental health. Call (619) 670-1700 to discuss whether you may need a wisdom teeth extraction in El Cajon, CA.
Sometimes the jaw is not large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth. In these cases, the wisdom teeth can become infected or impacted because they are either unable to come into the mouth and jaw properly, or they are not aligned with the other teeth when they do come in. Wisdom teeth can grow sideways, remain trapped beneath the gum line or only partially emerge from the gums. This can cause immediate problems such as an improper bite, misalignment of teeth or problems chewing food. In the long term, problems with wisdom teeth can impact overall dental health, a situation that should always be avoided.
Symptoms of impacted or infected wisdom teeth include extreme discomfort, inflammation of the gums and infections. If you have any of these symptoms, please call us at (619) 670-1700.
You should understand that resolving problems with your wisdom teeth often involves extracting them. Your SmileCare El Cajon, CA, oral surgeon can usually perform most wisdom tooth extractions in the comfort and convenience of our offices. Additionally, tooth extraction is a procedure that can be performed with or without sedation, depending on your sensitivities and preferences. During your diagnosis and consultation, your oral surgeon provides you the guidance and instructions as to what to expect during your surgery and your post-operative recovery.
SmileCare wants you to understand that your wisdom teeth can be valuable assets in maintaining good dental health- assuming the wisdom teeth are properly positioned and healthy. If you are experiencing dental discomfort, or suspect problems resulting from wisdom teeth, please call us at (619) 670-1700. We look forward to helping you schedule wisdom teeth extraction in El Cajon.