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 508 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

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Thank you to Dr. Choi and all his team. It was a great experience and me feel very comfortable through my procedure. You guys are awesome! Thank you very much again.

- Alonso G

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Very friendly, professional and informative.

- Ava B

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My overall experience this being my first time for surgery would be top rate. if there was a six star I would vote six. I really appreciated all of the nice people in the office.

- CHARLOTTE G

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As much as I hate dental work, I have to say this was a great experience. All staff & Dr Zachary were kind, gentile & put me at ease. I would recommend them HIGHLY.

- Belinda M

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Very nice

- Stephanie M

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Thank you Dr. Choi, Erica, Michelle, Joanna and Angie for the special care you gave me. My visit was a very pleasant experience. God bless, Ronnie

- Ronald C

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From first phone, visit, follow up phone calls, professionalism of the staff under direction of Dr. Dudziak, I can’t think of how this could have been any better for my daughter and her worrisome father. Exceeded every expectation of excellence! Have already recommended your office to two other parents. Your kindness and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.

- Patrick B

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was recommended here by my dentist for wisdom tooth extraction. Great experience overall considering the discomfort I was expecting since this was my first ever tooth extraction . Office staff and Dr. Zachary were thorough in explaining all aspects of procedure. Smoothie at the end was much appreciated as well . Thank you!

- Vijaya K

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If need to have it done, this is the place to do it. They make yuh as comfortable as possible. Would give them 10 stars if available

- Sherry S

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Everyone was terrific. Caring and kind! Appreciate the follow up phone call the following afternoon.

- Deborah C

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Dr. Zakhary was amazing!! I needed my four wisdom removed because one got infected and I was experiencing a lot of pain. I went in for a consultation and he was able to answer all my questions and reassured me all would be just fine. I was a bit nervous as I have never been put to sleep but the nurses were amazing as well. Annelise assisted with my recovery and she was always so friendly and always had a smile on her face. Dr. Zakhary did a follow up call and even texted to see how I was doing! Overall a great experience and I would definitely recommend. Also, shout-out to the ladies that got me ready for surgery Jeannette, Crystal and Macheen .They were all so friendly and kept on telling me everything would be ok

- Lorena S

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Excellent care. Sang is awesome.

- Ethelynn C

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Overall this was a good experience and I would recommend this office happily to anyone needing oral surgery. I was treated very kindly and everyone made me feel at ease.

- Ahrianna B

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According to my son this is a no stressor kinda place! He had almost no pain and healed fast, so he could get back to running. He loved being able to listen to his choice of music. Love Dr Dudziak!

- Cynthia A

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Very satisfied, went in terrified but the staff made me feel more comfortable.

- Justine B

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