Wisdom Teeth

Charles Park, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Orange Dream Dental

Charles Park, DDS

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Orange, CA & Santa Ana, CA

When your wisdom teeth don’t come in properly, crowding can cause painful complications, such as toothaches and pockets where plaque accumulates. Charles Park, DDS, and the experienced team at Orange Dream Dental in Orange, California, can remove your wisdom teeth to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. Under the care of Orange Dream Dental’s skilled professionals, you’ll find the surgery and recovery process hassle-free. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation today.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth — two on each side — come in behind your back molars after all of your permanent teeth have arrived. They typically come in between the ages of 17-25.

 

They get their name because they come in at a mature age. If all goes well, wisdom teeth can actually provide benefits, like improved chewing. But sometimes, they can cause discomfort and other problems.

Why do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Unfortunately, in many cases, there isn’t sufficient room for your wisdom teeth when they arrive. That can lead to crowding and other related issues.

 

Some of the most common issues surrounding wisdom teeth include:

 

  • Wisdom teeth in the wrong position causes food to get trapped.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can make it difficult to floss around them.
  • Wisdom teeth that only partially come through often allow bacteria to enter your gums.
  • Wisdom teeth can crowd or damage surrounding teeth.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can cause cysts that damage bone or the roots of nearby teeth.

 

As your wisdom teeth come in through your gums, Dr. Park will monitor them for any of these types of problems that may call for extraction.

How does wisdom teeth removal work?

During surgery to remove your wisdom teeth, the skilled team at Orange Dream Dental will put you under general anesthesia so you don’t experience any discomfort.

 

They use special dental tools and may remove your wisdom teeth in separate pieces, particularly if bone gets in the way.

 

Using special dental tools, the dental professionals will first make an incision in your gum tissue. Then they will remove any bone that is in the way. Finally, they will remove the tooth. After they remove your tooth, they will thoroughly clean the area.

 

Then, they will stitch up the wound and place gauze over the extraction site to stop any bleeding.

 

What is the recovery like after wisdom teeth removal?  

After wisdom teeth surgery, Dr. Park and his staff will help you through the recovery process. You’ll be prescribed pain medication and will need plenty of rest. Some swelling and bruising is normal directly following surgery.

 

You’ll have to take it easy for at least a few days. Your diet will consist of soft foods, such as ice cream, yogurt, and soup. Dr. Park will monitor your recovery closely and make sure everything is going smoothly.

 

If you want to know more about wisdom teeth removal, call Orange Dream Dental or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.