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How to Know if Wisdom Teeth Should be Removed Torrance, CA

How to Know if Wisdom Teeth Should be Removed

Woman in Dentist Chair with Dental Pain Torrance CA

Wisdom teeth tend to be most noticeable during the high school and college years. However, it’s not uncommon for late 20-somethings to also experience wisdom tooth pain.

How can you tell if your wisdom teeth are causing problems? Watch out for these common red flags:

You Notice Crowding in Other Teeth
As wisdom teeth develop, they may tilt into their neighbors. Gradually all of that pressure can push the other teeth together. In time, crowding and tooth movement is typically visible (especially at the front of the mouth.)

There’s Pressure or Pain
Off-and-on pressure is fairly normal when you’re starting to get your wisdom teeth. But if it’s severe enough that you can’t get through the day without pain reliever, or it just isn’t going away, you probably need to have your wisdom teeth removed.

You’re Having Trouble Opening/Closing Your Mouth
As wisdom teeth mature, they may alter the natural biting patterns and your teeth, which then affects how your jaws and surrounding tissues function.

Swelling Around Your Jaws
Inflammation and cysts can accompany the typical tooth eruption process. In some cases, that swelling can become severe.

The Tooth is Partially Erupted
When a small amount of tooth is visible through the gums, it invites food debris, plaque, and bacteria into that area (and can be next to impossible to clean.)

Wisdom Tooth Consultations

If you have a teen who is experiencing any of the above-mentioned wisdom tooth symptoms, it’s best to go ahead and schedule an oral surgery consultation. During the exam we can let you know whether the wisdom teeth are causing any complications and if removal is recommended.

Contact Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center today to reserve an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505


(310) 373-0667

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Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

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Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Jessica Z.

The staff here are super friendly and always show genuine concern. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about a year ago and Dr. Yagoubian and his staff made me feel less anxious about the procedure. When I was done, they were thorough with their instructions on how to take care of myself while my wounds healed. They even gave me an ice pack to wrap around my head for the swelling (super useful). Dr. Yagoubian even called to check in on me after the surgery. So when I needed more extractions done this year for orthodontic treatment, I made an appointment here and once again I was well taken care of. Every single person in this office was friendly. During the procedure, they made me feel less anxious even though I was super shaky about getting local anesthesia. They gave me detailed instructions on how to care for my wounds, always gave me an opportunity to ask questions. And once again, Dr. Yagoubian called after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. Now, anytime someone mentions they need their wisdom teeth removed, I tell them Dr. Yagoubian is the man!!

D. W.

What a nice and knowledgeable Doctor! Dr. Ben took the time to answer all our questions about the removal of all four wisdom teeth. He explained in detailed what was going to happen and the reason why he does the procedure. It’s obvious that he loves what he does. His staff is very welcoming and friendly. The nice lady in charge of the billing explained very clearly everything. Dr. Ben even called us the evening after the surgery to check if everything was ok. We highly recommend Dr. Yagoubian!

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Dr.Lou T.

Very professional and always available. My patients have always had good experiences with the office.


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Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.