Wisdom Teeth Removal Near Redondo Beach
The last four molars to arrive, the wisdom teeth, are not always a welcome addition to your smile. When your mouth is already overcrowded, or these last molars do not completely erupt, they can cause oral health problems. If you live in Redondo Beach and are experiencing wisdom teeth issues, our team at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center can help protect your smile with wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth begin forming at approximately age 12 and tend to erupt around adulthood, usually between the ages of 15 and 25. For many, these final molars erupt into their place without any problems, securing the four end spots on the upper and lower jaws. However, genetics and other factors can cause wisdom teeth to grow incorrectly. They may grow sideways or exert pressure on other teeth, and they can become impacted and not emerge at all. When this occurs, removal is the best solution to avoid injection, cysts, misalignment and other oral health issues.
Process of Extracting Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the largest type of molar with up to four roots holding them in place. To remove these large teeth, it usually requires oral surgery. At Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we use 3-D CT scans and specialized equipment to prepare for removing wisdom teeth. This gives our oral surgeon detailed images to navigate the procedure and protect the surrounding teeth and tissue as the wisdom teeth are removed. This careful planning with advanced imaging helps reduce the risk of complications during and after the procedure. We offer IV sedation or general anesthesia for our patients, allowing them to relax in a sleep-like state while our team removes their problem wisdom teeth.