The last teeth to erupt in the human mouth are usually the third molars, more commonly referred to as the “wisdom teeth.” In many cases, though not all, a patient might not have enough space left in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to erupt without causing problems, sometimes very severe problems. The lack of space can lead to several different problems affecting your oral health, including:
- Impacted teeth (when wisdom teeth are not able to penetrate above the jawbone and gum tissues)
- Damaging neighboring teeth
- Tooth decay
- Jawbone damage
- Pushing other teeth out of alignment
Depending on a thorough examination of your jaw and teeth, our dentist may suggest a wisdom tooth extraction to avoid the negative consequences of leaving the problem untreated.
If wisdom tooth extraction turns out to be the proper course of treatment, our caring team will provide you with anesthetic as well as other amenities to mitigate any discomfort. You will be provided with full post-op instructions to ensure your mouth heals properly.
If you are looking for wisdom tooth extraction in Irvine, California, please give us a call at 949-823-0006 today to learn more and set up a consultation with our skilled dentist and team at QH Dental.