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 482 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

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All the staff and doctor are awesome and so sweet! They made this whole procedure smooth and answered all my concerns. Thank you once again. You guys are all awesome!

- Josue M

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I was concerned about the removal of my wisdom tooth. I was told years ago not to have it removed because it was growing across the nerve. I was referred to Dr. Dudziak to have it removed. I immediately felt comfortable with him and his staff. I received a follow up call after procedure. I am on day 3 of recovery. Very minimal pain or swelling by following their aftercare guide. I highly recommend this office.

- Elizabeth H

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I am terrified of the dentist and they explained everything and made me so calm and comfortable. Barely any pain after!

- Allissa S

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The whole process was super easy from start to finish! I ended up with an infection (no fault of the office!) and went back in for a check and they handled it immediately, and I was in and out within 20 minutes with a clean bill of health! I can't say enough wonderful things about this group of professionals! I felt very cared for and they made an otherwise unpleasant procedure a piece of cake!

- Lauryn C

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Top notch service

- Jamaul H

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Nice office and very friendly service.

- Rose R

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Best experience ever! The doctor and the staff are incredibly great!

- Felipe M

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Nice office, friendly staff, good doctor.

- Andrew K

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Great service

- Janny B

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My daughter was so anxious about this procedure. The staff was so great at making her comfortable. They even asked her for her favorite music and played it to put her at ease. My son had this procedure with a different practice and this experience exceeded that experience by far! I will recommend this office without reservation!

- Andria L

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Staff was friendly and I was serviced quickly!

- Danny T

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Thank you for taking care of our daughter during her oral surgery. Dr. Dudziak and his staff were very caring and professional. Dr. Zakhary and Mary Ann were also available during post op care.

- Christine W

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Super nice crew

- Reine N

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The entire staff was excellent!

- Rachel S

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My 15 y/o twins had their wisdom teeth extraction done over the Thanksgiving holiday. The staff was accommodating and efficient with their care.

- Cheryl F

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