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 567 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

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Dr.Choi is very efficient at his job. The staff is great at explaining procedures and they’re very polite.

- Lovianny L

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Dr. Kim and his staff were a delight. I received great service, and they just make you feel so comfortable. They really care for their patients. I definitely recommend this place

- Tania C

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I don’t even know where to start. This office was pleasant from the first phone call. Scheduling was so simple and professional. My office visit was relaxing. The office is beautiful and calming. My consult was quick and explanatory! My surgery went super well even with some issues developed over the years of waiting so long. I have severe anxiety with the dentist, not to mention a surgeon! They gave me the best tasting smoothie after my procedure with a lovely goodie bag and clear instructions. The ice packs are easy to use and convenient! Thank you Angelie, Monica, Dr Choi and team for all you did for me. My only complaint is why did I wait so long to do this! One hundred stars!

- Brittney A

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I can honestly say that this has been the best overall care I have received. All of the staff was amazing and so caring and Dr. Dudziak was absolutely the best. I had 3 wisdom teeth extracted and once I was done I bled for less than an hour and only required one pain pill that same day with zero swelling! I cannot recommend the upland staff and Dr. Dudziak enough. Thank you

- Andy S

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I had a great experience here. They were all very kind and made me feel very comfortable. I have barely any pain and I got all four out. They also kept me to get some fluids in my IV which helped make sure I didn't get nauseous and that was very well appreciated. I would recommend Dr. Dudziak to anyone needing to get there wisdom teeth out.

- Gissael C

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Yes, my anxiety was high as normal, thinking of a Dentist, must less a Surgeon raises my nerves. I was here for a wisdom extraction, along with 2 other teeth. It was pleasant from the initial walk-in to x-ray, and into Consultation. The staff was genuine and caring which calmed my nerves. Dr. Paxman was detailed and very professional. This was the best dental experience I have ever had in my life. I left with no pain, a delicious smoothie, clear instructions, and a professional experience that was only second to the Dodgers. Thanks to the whole staff and Dr. Paxman for such a great experience. Hope to see you all again but not too soon. 3/12/2021

- Dennis P

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Awesome people, showed up for my appointment filled out 3 papers and was immediately taken in to do my procedure. Awesome experience would definitely go again!!

- Matthew R

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I was very pleased with how the appointment went. I felt no pain in the following days and I was put at ease before surgery.

- Myles D

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I was very happy with all the people they’re very friendly they treat me very very well I want to thanks Monica Linda Erica and the doctor paxman Very professional thank you so much and I wish everybody merry Christmas

- raul m

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The staff was very welcoming and friendly during the whole process. They made it very quick and easy for the procedure even during the pandemic. I loved how they put so many different items in their post-surgery care and that helped me recover at a fast pace. They are also very available for any questions I had after the surgery. I have a younger sister who is going to need her wisdom teeth extracted as well and my family is definitely going to go to the same services.

- Julia K

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I had a great visit!!! thank you so much for everything

- cheyenne h

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My overall experience was amazing Staff and Doctors were accommodating and were all in great spirits. Thank you!

- Donald G

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Awesome team! From the front office all the way thru, easy peasy, Great job, Thanks to everyone.

- Glenn T

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Thank you Dr. Kim and Morgan! Very professional, patient, and friendly during my procedure. Felt no pain at all and will definitely be back for more work! Keep up the great work

- Gil J

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Excellent service and treatment. Very little pain or discomfort after the removal of a wisdom tooth and back molar. I can’t remember the name of the girl that prepared me for the procedure but she was very friendly and put me at ease.

- Avril B

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