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 415 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

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Overall great experience. Friendly customer service and professional environment. I would definitely recommend Dr. Choi to anyone for this procedure.

- Thalia F

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I came in for my bottom wisdom teeth removal. The professionalisim, care, and friendliness of the staff made for a very smooth and relaxed operation. Dr. Zak did a wonderful job and made me feel that i was in wonderful hands along with entire rest of the team! I would recommend their service to anyone else in need of oral care!

- Nikos S

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I had an overall good experience, it was quick and painless , I don’t even remember finishing the procedure ! The nurses were great and the dentist himself was too !

- B T

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I really liked the professional, efficiency and clean office atmosphere. I will be taking my son there this summer for his wisdom teeth extractions.

- Kamelia V

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So far we went in for a consultation and will be back for the actual procedure. Everyone was very courteous and helpful with all my questions.

- I C

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Great staff. Dr. Choi thank you!

- Patrick M

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Very professional and caring at the same time. Great facility and everyone took really good care of me

- Dayana

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I am very satisfied with this place! Everyone is so kind and helpful and when the office was closed and I was in pain a doctor came in on his day off to help me overall great experience!

- Kara W

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Great service!

- Edwin S

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The staff was wonderful they were so nice and made sure that I was going to be okay and taken care of. Smoothies are delish

- Jayde R

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My experience at IEOMFS was a great one. The staff and Dr. made me feel at ease and comfortable.

- Carolyn D

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Friendly service and attentive

- Chris O

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Dental surgeries are seldom associated with fun and good times....unless you happen to go to Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons !!! My wisdom tooth, which failed to deliver what its name indicated, was extracted quickly and painlessly..... and I actually had a great time. All staff was friendly, professional and helpful, and I even woke up from the anesthesia as promised 🙂 If you have any un-needed,(like wisdom teeth) extra spare teeth.....why pay so much for dental cleaning, tooth brushes, tooth paste......painless extraction and fun day at IEOMS is the ticket !!!!!!

- Zbynek J

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The whole team was awesome from Marlene who got my insurance/payment situated, to Gabby who prepped me for the procedure. She was so nice with excellent bedside manners. Really made me feel comfortable, I’m sure the laughing gas they gave me contrubuted. This care continued with Krystal who reviewed my after care instructions. Excellent team, they made this process very easy for me considering it was high risk. Thank you!

- Ahkiema J

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Dr Zakhary, Angie, and MaryAnn were an incredible team that made me feel very comfortable and in good hands. I was also very impressed and pleased with how quickly i was able to schedule a last minute procedure and have it carried out. I will definitely be recommending friends to this office and will be bringing my siblings for their needs in the future.

- Basilia P

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