Wisdom Teeth Removal Inland Empire

Extracting Third Molars in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland & Glendora

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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.

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

Wisdom Teeth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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.

What Are the Possible Risks & Complications?

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.

Do I Need Anesthesia?

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!

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I can't begin to describe how thankful I am for Dr. Kim and staff! I began to suffer some severe wisdom tooth pain over the weekend. I was referred to the Rancho office just due to location, but Glendora was able to get me in the same day. I am so glad I went to them! Everyone made me feel welcomed, safe, and like they cared. They put me at ease (wisdom tooth extraction is one dental procedure I have always dreaded). Dr. Kim is kind and comforting. Best if all, the experience was fast! So far recovery has been easy too. I would recommend Dr. Kim to anyone! Can't thank him and the rest of the staff enough!

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