Otherwise known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to grow. Wisdom teeth usually begin to develop when a person reaches the age of 17-25. Normal wisdom teeth do not necessarily require immediate dental check-ups. On the other hand, a wisdom tooth needs to be treated if it did not erupt or grow completely, or if it is irregularly positioned and embedded in the gums and in the jaw bone. Wisdom teeth that develop abnormally need to be removed or else, it can cause extreme discomfort in the form of serious infections, cavities, tumors and even disrupt the alignment of nearby teeth.
As your leading partner in promoting oral health, Conejo Dental offers safe and meticulous surgical treatment for impacted wisdom teeth. Our licensed and professional dentists will take x-rays of your teeth and ask you questions regarding your daily oral routine, the exact time or period when your wisdom tooth erupted as well as the symptoms that you are currently experiencing. Then, we will provide medication to prepare your wisdom tooth for surgical removal. After the surgery, our team will provide instructions on how you can take care of the surgical wound to alleviate pain and protect it from being infected.
Horizontal Impaction is a severe condition
that always requires extraction.
Vertical Impaction. In time, vertically
impacted teeth may erupt. However, in many
cases the process is painful and can
damage and crowd adjacent teeth.
Mesial Impaction is the most common
condition requiring extraction.
Distal Impaction. The term “distal”
simply means that the wisdom tooth is angled
back, towards the rear of the mouth.