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 479 Wisdom Teeth Extraction reviews.

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Love the staff and Dr. Dudziak. They were made the surgery easy and almost stress free for me. Even in the aftercare they were thorough and kind.

- Molly D.

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Great staff. Was in and out in no time. Fair price. Well go again.

- Sean L.

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The service was excellent! The office staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and informative. Everyone in the facility made the operation less stressful because of the warm and inviting environment. I was at ease knowing that EVERYONE from Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons was supportive. From preordering my smoothie made available by the office, receiving a check-up phone call, to a movie ticket surprise days later in a card sent home, the experience couldn't have been more superb. I cannot say enough about my positive experience and this wonderful staff. Thank you! Thank you!

- Michael C.

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If I could give them 10 stars I would. I hate getting any teeth work, but today I was so relaxed and comfortable. Thank You Dr. Dudziak and staff.

- Scott B.

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Great experience. The staff and Dr Choi are very nice and caring. So far three of our family members have come here my daughter, grandmother and I . We have all been very impressed and will recommend to other family and friends. Thank you all for everything 🙂

- Jennifer R.

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Great experience! This office took great care of me and eased my nerves of the overall procedure. Surgery was fast and I didn't even swell afterwards. I would highly recommend this office to anyone needing extractions. Dr. Choi is great. He's very friendly and talks you through the entire procedure beforehand. Oh and you get free Jamba Juice following your procedure 🙂

- Kymisha C.

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The overall staff consists of highly trained individuals who are dedicated to their careers and are very intelligent in their field. As an individual who fears surgeries, this experience was definitely something else. I walked in the operation room with no fear and left with no pain, due to the comforting reassurance provided by the doctor and the staff. This experience was definitely worth every penny! Thank you so much.

- Pooja G.

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Thank you. You have a very professional practice and it was a pleasant experience. I would recommend this practice to everyone. The staff is helpful and funny and comforting. Thank you all!

- Melissa H.

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Emily says: everyone was very pleasant and Dr. Dudziak was very nice. Lucy says: setting up the appointment was easy. Dr Dudziak made the procedure easy to understand and he made us both feel very comfortable.

- Emily K.

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Great Staff

- Greg K.

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Excellent service from start to finish

- Toby F.

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Wonderful staff and Dr. Hicke was an absolute pleasure. He took the time to explain everything beforehand and was very patient answering questions and addressing any concerns.

- Jeffery S.

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Both my sons have had wisdom teeth extracted by Dr Dudziak. I am so happy with their treatment and care before, during and after the procedures. The staff really cares and takes the time to address the needs of the patients. Both my sons are special needs and as any special needs parent knows we need to make sure our children are in the best hands possible for any procedures to minimize anxiety and stress. I would definitely recommend Dr Dudziak and his awesome staff to friends and family. Thank you from the Carty family.

- Kristie C.

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The staff here is fantastic, extreamly nice, understanding and careful. I was increadably nervous and they did a great job answering all my questions and concerns. I had some pain over the weekend so I called the "doctor" on call line, my call was returned within minutes by Dr Choi and I was in the office within an hour! ( on a sunday at that). i really appriciate the personal phone calls I had recieved from Dr Choi himself to see how I was doing after my surgery as well as after my sunday visit.

- Stacy H.

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