Wisdom Teeth Removal Walnut Creek
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed, primarily to prevent future infection and misalignment or crowding of the rest of your teeth. Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee, along with most dental surgeons who remove wisdom teeth, recommends 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 Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental. Our Walnut Creek dentist and compassionate staff understand. Dr. Julia Lee takes the time to make you comfortable and explain everything patiently. With the expert training and professional service at Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental, 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 Walnut Creek 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, Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee may recommend you remove any partially submerged (or impacted) wisdom teeth now before larger problems occur.
Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee 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. Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee has the necessary training and experience to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine if they are problematic and merit extraction. At Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental, 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 Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee today for a wisdom teeth evaluation (925) 930-8488.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions Procedure Walnut Creek
Wisdom tooth extractions are routinely performed by Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee. First, you are gently and carefully anesthetized, to prevent you from feeling any pain during the wisdom tooth extraction. Next, your Walnut Creek dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom tooth, and any impeding bone is removed. Your Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee may prescribe pain or anti-inflammatory medication.
If you need your wisdom teeth removed and have severe dental anxiety, please ask our trained Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental staff about our sedation dentistry options. Walnut Creek dentist Dr. Julia Lee is well trained and very compassionate, and everyone at Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental will do their best to make you comfortable before and after your wisdom teeth removal.
Learn more about oral surgery services when you visit Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental. Call Walnut Creek Dentists Dr. Julia Lee at (925) 930-8488 to schedule a consultation today!