Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Removal in Rancho Cucamonga

Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to come into the mouth. They are in development from ages 12-15 years of age in your jaw bone and emerge in your mouth from ages 17-25 years of age. Most individuals have 4 wisdom teeth, but some have less. When a tooth doesn’t fully emerge properly and is stuck under the gums or bone, then it is called “impacted.” This often occurs when there isn’t enough room to accomodate them. At least 90% of people have at least 1 impacted wisdom tooth.

To schedule your Wisdom Teeth consultation, call us at Rancho Cucamonga Office Phone Number 909-581-7761 today!

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

An impacted wisdom tooth can problems and should be removed if the have:

  • cavities
  • gum (periodontal) disease
  • infections
  • pathologies such as cysts or tumors
  • cause damage to neighboring teeth.

When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth?

An appropriate consultation and exam will help determine if the wisdom teeth are problematic or potentially can cause problems in the future. Often, it is better to remove them while they are still developing because there is less potential risk of nerve injury, they are easier to remove and recovery is easier when patients are younger.

Risks

Like any surgery, there are inherent risks to wisdom teeth surgery. Expected problems that occur include pain, bleeding and swelling. We offer medications and strategies to minimize this. Unexpected problems can also occur, and these include:

  • Dry socket: problem in healing that causes extreme pain around day 4-5 after surgery. Usually occurs with lower wisdom teeth and risk factors include smoking and birth control pills.
  • Infection: very uncommon in young, healthy individuals. We prescribe antibiotics pills or mouthwash to avoid this
  • Nerve injury: There are 2 sensory nerves that near the lower wisdom teeth. With our 3D imaging, we are able to predict who is at higher risk for nerve problems and can offer alternative methods of treatment.

Anesthesia Considerations

Removing wisdom teeth is not a pleasant experience. Oral & maxillofacial surgeons are trained in delivering IV sedation/anesthesia and we can put you to sleep for this procedure.

The worst thing to do is IGNORE your wisdom teeth!

Patient Reviews

Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

5 out of 5 stars based on 469 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

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The entire staff was excellent!

- Rachel S

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My 15 y/o twins had their wisdom teeth extraction done over the Thanksgiving holiday. The staff was accommodating and efficient with their care.

- Cheryl F

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I highly recommend them. Everyone was awesome. Mary Anne was excellent! She was very helpful and fully explained the aftercare.

- Anthony T

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The staff in the Upland office was great. Couldn't have been more accommodating. Dr. Duziak was thorough in his explanations and really kind in his care as was the staff. Thank you and Good Job!! to the entire staff.

- DONNA G

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I coordinated my treatment with Jasmine and Dr. Choi. From start to finish everything went very smooth. I'm a chicken when it comes to dental appts but the staff at this office really made me feel comfortable and at ease.

- OLIVIA J

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Couldn’t have asked for a better place to get my wisdom teeth removed everyone is very helpful and friendly and make this procedure go by really quick . Would recommend to anybody !

- Zachary B

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The whole office staff front and back office where very pleasant and perfessionl. Going into a surgery no matter how little or big is still very nerve recking and Dr. Choi and his staff made me feel so comfortable and at ease. They answered all my questions and handled any concerns I had. I will definitely recommend all my friends and family here. Thank you to everyone at Inland Empire Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.

- Celina B

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Very good service not left in waiting room for a long time. All staff members very polite and helpful over all a pleasant experience.

- Delma D

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Both our sons had their wisdom teeth extracted a couple of years apart. Our experience was wonderful both times. The staff was thorough in providing information and kind. I appreciate the great level of customer service provided to our boys and us as parents. Thank you!

- Betty C

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This is the second time I have been to this office. The staff took great of me while I was there. Any concerns i had where answered and they made me feel at home.Dr. Dudziak was awesome and made me feel very comfortable. My procedure was quick and almost painless. Thank you Staff for everything you did for me!

- WILLIAM R

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Everyone was very professional and friendly. They made our anxious daughter feel safe and relaxed. The Jamba Juice added to her overall positive experience.

- Veronica P

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Dr. Zakhary & his staff were so welcoming and amazing! They answered all my questions, took care of me, gave me a smoothie, and friendliness overall! Would highly recommend this location!

- Chelsea J

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Excellent Service. Wonderful doctor and staff. I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to the dentist, and they were able to comfort me. They made sure I was comfortable, and that any supplies or prescriptions I needed were either called in earlier or provided.

- Hanna C

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I was really nervous about the procedure, but everything went so smooth. They had sent electronic prescriptions to my pharmacy before the procedure which was so helpful. I was worried about being in pain & having to go to a pharmacy after the procedure to get my meds filled. They go above & beyond to make you feel comfortable. The smoothie at the end of the procedure showed that they care about their patients & they give goodie bags, that was a nice gesture. Overall, I’m glad I was referred to DR. Choi’s office. Everyone is nice & attentive to the patients. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Thank you all for your hard work!

- Anonymous

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Very professional, friendly, patient, and knowledgeable office staff. All the details of my procedure were thoroughly explained.

- Judy S

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