The last set of molars to develop, typically called wisdom teeth, are known to cause a host of oral health issues. The average mouth is simply too small to accommodate their growth, which is why we recommend early assessment and removal at our office in Arroyo Grande, CA.
Even when the teeth are posting a threat to your oral health, they don’t always present obvious symptoms. We encourage all of our patients to continue attending routine checkups with their dentist, as dentists are trained to identify the growth of the molars before they start causing problems.
Why do I need my third molars removed?
Though not everyone needs their third molars removed, they tend to cause more trouble than they’re worth. Some of the most common complications associated with these teeth include
- Pain, infection, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness
- Dental problems, decay, and damage to nearby teeth roots
- Periodontal disease, which can result in bacterial growth, gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath
- Increased risk of cyst development around the wisdom teeth
Removal is a preventive solution that can help you avoid all of these problems. You can learn more about the benefits by contacting our office in Arroyo Grande, CA.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Arroyo Grande, CA
Third molars generally begin developing in the mid to late teens, making it the perfect time to have them extracted. Undergoing extraction during early development keeps the teeth from causing more serious problems, and it even helps create an easier procedure and quicker recovery.
The first step of the treatment process involves visiting our office in Arroyo Grande, CA, for your initial consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Kenneth Goldberg or Dr. Anthony Pitrowski will
- Perform X-rays and 3D scans
- Review your health history
- Examine your mouth and condition
- Determine the number of wisdom teeth
All of these factors will help your oral surgeon develop an appropriate treatment plan to fit your needs. Oftentimes, the sooner the surgery is performed, the easier the procedure and recovery.
Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. When you visit our office, we make sure to answer all of your questions, go over all your options for anesthesia and treatment, and more. Our doctors are highly trained in anesthesia administration and removal procedures, and you can trust that you are in safe hands when undergoing treatment at our office. We look forward to meeting you.