Wisdom Teeth Removal San Francisco
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed, primarily to prevent future infection and misalignment or crowding of the rest of your teeth. San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez, along with most dental surgeons who remove wisdom teeth, all recommend you have your wisdom teeth removed in your late teenage years if possible. Most young adults feel anxiety around wisdom teeth removal, including many patients at Rodriguez Dentistry. Our San Francisco dentist and compassionate staff understand. Dr. Chris Rodriguez takes the time to make you comfortable and explain everything patiently. With the expert training and professional service at Rodriguez Dentistry, your anticipation of wisdom teeth removal may be more troubling than the surgery itself.
The Problem with Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth don’t make you wiser, and more is not better in dentistry. Wisdom teeth tend to be very problematic. Wisdom teeth seldom emerge fully from the bone like all of your other teeth. You then cannot brush or floss the part of the wisdom tooth that remains buried below the gums and inside the bone, leading to a high likelihood of future infection, abscesses, and the formation of cysts. Your San Francisco dentist also can’t clean a partially or fully submerged tooth. If this wisdom tooth becomes infected in the future, it must be taken out surgically and the infected area carefully cleaned. Knowing the likelihood of needing to remove wisdom teeth in the future, San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez may recommend you remove any partially submerged (or impacted) wisdom teeth now before larger problems occur.
San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez also recommends wisdom teeth removal if your wisdom teeth are tilted or angled sideways. This common tilt problem causes the wisdom teeth to push the rest of your teeth out of their correct position. The result is crowding, rotated teeth, and an uncomfortable bite that could lead to long-term jaw or TMJ problems. San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez has the necessary training and experience to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine if they are problematic and merit extraction. At Rodriguez Dentistry, we know that earlier oral surgery usually leads to fewer complications and a faster healing process. To avoid future complications from wisdom teeth, don’t wait until you feel pain or symptoms. Call San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez today for a wisdom teeth evaluation (415) 397-2804.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions Procedure San Francisco
Wisdom tooth extractions are routinely performed by San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez. First, you are gently and carefully anesthetized, to prevent you from feeling any pain during the wisdom tooth extraction. Next, your San Francisco dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom tooth, and any impeding bone is removed. Your San Francisco dentist then surgically removes the actual wisdom tooth, cleans any infection that may be present, and closes the area. After your wisdom tooth extraction, you may experience swelling for a few days. Cold compresses will address this, and San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez may prescribe pain or anti-inflammatory medication.
If you need your wisdom teeth removed and have severe dental anxiety, please ask our trained Rodriguez Dentistry staff about our sedation dentistry options. San Francisco dentist Dr. Chris Rodriguez is well trained and very compassionate, and everyone at Rodriguez Dentistry will do their best to make you comfortable before and after your wisdom teeth removal.