Wisdom Teeth Removal Los Angeles | Los Angeles Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth RemovalWisdom tooth removal may be necessary if the wisdom teeth are unable to erupt properly or are positioned in such a way that they will crowd or damage other teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth may also need to be removed if they are decayed or infected or at risk of becoming decayed or infected. Our Los Angeles wisdom teeth removal expert can remove wisdom teeth safely, comfortably and effectively.

If you are a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Los Angeles will begin by evaluating your smile. Dental X-rays or other images may be needed to identify underlying structures and create a treatment plan. The area around the tooth will be numbed using a local anesthetic if you are a candidate for a simple extraction, or an extraction of a tooth that is visible. If a surgical extraction is needed because the tooth has not yet erupted or you are having multiple wisdom teeth removed, you may require a general anesthetic instead.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Los Angeles

After Dr. Setti, our Los Angeles wisdom teeth removal expert, has extracted the tooth or teeth, we will provide you with aftercare instructions. A gauze pad will be placed to help control bleeding. Change this as recommended. You may be prescribed antibiotics or painkillers. Taking these as prescribed can minimize your risk of complications and help promote healing. Avoid drinking through a straw or smoking since both can disrupt the healing process. You may also need to eat a soft diet for a few days to reduce the pressure on your jaw and the extraction site.

Good dental hygiene can keep the area around the extraction site clean and healthy. Brush gently after meals, floss daily and rinse with salt water if our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Los Angeles recommends it. Complications are possible with any surgical or dental procedure. If you continue to have pain, swelling or bleeding, you have difficulty opening your jaw or pain worsens, contact us for further evaluation.

Give us a call today to learn more about wisdom tooth extraction or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Setti, our dentist in Los Angeles.