Wisdom Tooth Removal

Get your Wisdom Teeth removed with expert care

At Valley Grace Dental, our exceptional dental team helps you and your family maintain optimal oral health. We aim to preserve all your natural teeth and use the least invasive treatments for your dental problems. However, in some cases, removing a wisdom tooth may be more advisable for your overall oral health. If you have jaw pain, swelling, bleeding gums, sensitivity in your wisdom teeth, etc., you might be suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth. Please schedule an appointment with our dentists for painless and efficient wisdom tooth removal in Bakersfield, California.

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom teeth are your third molars located in the extreme corners of your jaws. They erupt long after all your other permanent teeth have erupted, usually during your late teenage years or early adulthood. Due to their late eruption, they often push against the other permanent teeth and cause overcrowding, malocclusion, etc. There’s no need to remove the wisdom teeth if they don’t affect the surrounding teeth. However, in most cases, they risk damaging the surrounding teeth or causing misalignment, necessitating wisdom teeth removal.

Who Needs Wisdom Tooth Removal?

You need wisdom tooth removal if your dentist determines that it puts the other surrounding teeth or your overall oral health at risk. In some cases, wisdom tooth removal may not be an emergency if it doesn’t pose a direct and immediate risk. If the wisdom tooth is coming in at the wrong angle or crowding the other teeth, you need to get it removed eventually to prevent misalignment and other orthodontic problems. But it’s not an emergency.

However, if the dentist determines that you have an impacted wisdom tooth, you may need immediate surgical intervention. An impacted wisdom tooth is usually enclosed within the soft tissue or bone tissue, leading to symptoms such as jaw pains, swelling, bleeding gums, locked jaws, etc. Impacted wisdom teeth pose immediate risks to your surrounding teeth and overall dental health, necessitating immediate wisdom tooth removal.

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Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure Details

Wisdom tooth removal is a minor surgery conducted under some form of anesthesia or sedation to ensure comfort. Depending on the potential invasiveness of the procedure and your level of comfort, we offer general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or oral sedation. General anesthesia puts you to sleep for the complete procedure, local anesthesia only numbs the treatment area, and oral sedation eases your anxiety.

During the wisdom tooth removal, our dentist makes an incision in your gums to access the impacted wisdom tooth. If it’s stuck within the surrounding bone tissues, the dentist may have to cut the bone tissues to extract the tooth. Once it’s removed, the dentist sutures the wound and places an antiseptic gauze over the incision point to control the bleeding. The procedure concludes in a few minutes.

Wisdom Tooth Removal at Valley Grace Dental

At Valley Grace Dental, we use the least invasive teeth extraction methods available. For more information, please schedule an appointment to dismiss your wisdom tooth removal options.