Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain when they are growing in and can cause just as much pain once they are grown in. Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to grow often need to be removed. Dr. Tommy C. Le of 123 Dental in Santa Ana, CA has used his expertise to perform many wisdom teeth extractions for our patients.
Wisdom teeth can grow in at bad angles that damage other teeth and create hard-to-reach areas. Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to grow in at all become trapped in the jawbone. These teeth can cause a lot of pain and can harbor bacteria when they only emerge partially. Even when wisdom teeth do grow in normally and with enough room, they can hard to reach, which can lead to a build-up of plaque and tartar.
To begin the process, Dr. Le will make an incision in the gums if it is necessary to reveal the tooth. If bone tissue also needs to be removed, it will be removed at this time. The tooth will be rocked back and forth until it is loosened enough to be pulled out. Breaking the tooth into section sometimes helps for complex cases.
If your wisdom teeth are growing in, an examination will be able to tell you if they should be removed. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tommy C. Le at 123 Dental in Santa Ana, CA, call us at (714) 542-7400 or visit our website, www.123dentalsa.com.