Wisdom Teeth in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland & Glendora

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.

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Our doctors are oral and maxillofacial surgeons providing an array of surgical services in 3 office locations (Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Glendora, CA).

Get in touch today at (909) 581-7761 for Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 931-9571 for Upland, or (626) 914-4587 for Glendora

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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 552 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Danny Kim is an excellent oral surgeon! I brought my 2 daughters to have their wisdom teeth extracted and everything went well. He even called us the next day to check on the well being of my daughters. The staff members at the Glendora office were very accommodating. They were able to schedule my daughter at a very convenient time for us for a follow up appointment. I would also like to add that the smoothie given to my daughters after their teeth extraction was a welcome surprise!

- Geraldine E

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I felt so taken care of throughout my whole visit for extracting my tricky wisdom tooth. Dr. Paxman displayed confidence and assured me that everything was going to be okay. I truly could not have had a better experiance ! 🙂

- Honor M

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very efficient

- Rise Barrows B

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this place is so friendly and treat you more than just a patient. they make sure to answer all your questions thoroughly and make you feel very comfortable. as someone who put off getting their wisdom teeth done for five years and dealing with the pain this was the perfect place to have the surgery done. they are very upfront and explain everything in detail. they also make you feel very comfortable. from making the appointment over the phone to the leaving after my procedure was done everything was very smooth. also another to mention with COVID-19/pandemic they are very accommodating. you see everything get cleaned and wiped down after every person, they all wear their mask properly, and keep the proper distance.

- Miriah

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I want to thank the courteous and friendly staff at the Upland office. I especially want to thank Monica, for her professional reassurance during the procedure, and Dr. Dudziak's skill and good humor. What a great team!

- Ursula A

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My third child to have wisdom tooth extraction with Dr Dudziak. Expert care all around! Kids were not loopy after anesthesia and had minimal pain.

- Sarah D

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KUDOS!! FIRST CLASS SERVICE!! Thank you Dr. Dudziak, Rebecca, Genesis and Mary Anne. I could not have asked for a more professional experience. Everything went well from the time I arrived on June 2nd for x-rays and consultation (first day); to the actual extraction of my wisdom tooth (second day). Surgery seemed like only a few minutes. The next thing I knew, Mary Anne was taking me down the elevator in a wheelchair to my car. The following day, she called to check on me and I was recovering well. Again, thank you sooooooo much!! I was referred by Dr. Daniel Rivera.

- Betty T

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From the time of scheduling the appointment, to the consultation, to the surgery, everything was at high standards. They honored all of my request. My overall rating is outstanding!

- Nicholas B

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My son had all four wisdom teeth removed. I was a bit more nervous than he was. The staff was very attentive to his comfort and put him at ease very quickly, which put me at ease. The procedure was very smooth going since he had very little discomfort in the following days. Before we left we were briefed on steps to care for his recovery, and they made sure we had no further questions before he was released. We were given contact information just in case we had any further questions or concerns. They even called the next day to make sure my son was doing okay. The whole interaction with Dr. Paxman and the staff was excellent! Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family.

- Leticia G

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I had my wisdom teeth extracted today (plus sedation) and I seriously could not wait to log on to write a review. The whole staff is absolutely amazing, not only do they make sure you’re taking care of, they will make you feel comfortable and truly valued. This is the best office I have been to yet. Dr. Paxman was phenomenal and so were all of the nurses & staff. Thank you for taking care of me and making a nerve wracking procedure for me go by with great ease.

- Janette

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Thank you again Dr Choi, the staff at the office were very caring, professional, and most of all helpful in a difficult time for me. God Bless you all. And thank you again.

- Ruben S

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I was impressed with the ease and professionalism that this office exhibits. It met and surpassed my expectations. I was able to book an appointment without any hassle and there was little to no wait time the day of my molar extractions <3 the procedure went smoothly. Afterwards, I was given the proper meds/oral solution/tools to care for my incision and prevent infection. Best of all, I received an unexpected follow up phone call to see how I was doing! This office truly seems to care about their patients and it shows. Keep up the great job! 🦷

- Nancy

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Great service, professional treatment, patient is well served and informed; highly regarded

- Jack M

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Thank you so much for your professionalism and expertise!

- Julia J

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100% recommended

- Gloria G

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