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

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Great Service, great doctor

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Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since Dr. Zakhary removed 2 badly impacted wisdom teeth and 2 molars from my mouth. I had been loathing this because I knew it would be a brutal experience but Dr. Zakhary did an amazing job. Surgery is an art and what he did proves it. I had surgery on Thursday, and was back at work Monday (still in pain, but not crippled by it). I work outside at a physically demanding job but I could see that what he did was not rough, or rushed, and so I went back to work confidently. The area where the teeth were pulled from looked almost as if no teeth had ever been there, besides some redness and the small holes. But even those were stitched very nicely and cleanly. He made me comfortable, prescribed the proper medication, and I feel like I healed far quicker than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, the pain for the first week after surgery was bad, but I feel like it could have been so much worse considering the absolute disaster of shape my teeth were in. Thanks to Dr. Zakhary my pain is all but gone, I am healing super quick, and i've never felt better. Also this was the first time I have ever been under full sedation. I had no "hangover" or weird feeling after being woken up that i've heard from other people. I just woke up calmly like from a deep sleep. Lacking coordination, but not lacking mental capacity to understand what happened/was happening. Thank you Dr. Zakhary, I would recommend you to my friends, family, or anyone who reads this review.

- Chris L

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The whole office from the front to the back was awesome! Dr. D is funny and a great surgeon! I would highly recommend this office to anyone who requires the best of the best!

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Dr. Dudziak is an amazing oral surgeon! He is a very kind and compassionate doctor who gets the job done. He has amazing staff who are nice, and will treat you with respect every time you call. I definitely recommend Dr. Dudziak, he is the best!

- Chris L

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All workers were pleasant and friendly. Dr. Took time in explaining procedure and answered all questions clearly

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Everyone was so kind, and made me feel as comfortable as possible!

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I think the staff & Doctor were great, dr took time to explain what needed to be done & made sure I felt comfortable with the options given.

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Super friendly staff. Dr Choi took his time to explain everything in full detail. I felt my daughter was in great hands with him. Even after surgery; he stopped by to check on my daughter and to answer any additional questions I had.

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Excellent care in all areas

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Great experience!

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Everything went very well and the staff took overall great care of me (:

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Very quick and professional. Friendly staff. Overall a very good experience.

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My fiancé Daniel had the best experience here. He is not a fan of dentistry and he absolutely loved the staff and Dr. Hicke. They Made him feel very comfortable. Thank you guys!

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