Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt in human beings. The teeth erupt during late teens or early twenties. Most often the teeth do not erupt properly because of lack of space in the dental arches. As a result, the wisdom teeth get impacted by teeth nearby which leaves them under the gum-line or result in a partial eruption. Wisdom teeth extraction becomes essential on such occasions because leaving them as such can cause serious dental problems. Pain, swelling, bleeding are some of the symptoms that indicate that the tooth is problematic. Our best surgeons Cathedral City in have two decades of experience in treating wisdom teeth problems. They have performed complicated surgeries to relieve patients from the complexities of the third molar teeth impact. Serving the people of Cathedral City, CA for a few decades, we have been able to improve oral health through our treatment.

Why should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth erupt close to the jawbone joint. Most often these teeth do not erupt properly. Lack of space in the arches may lead to impacted wisdom teeth. The teeth which do not erupt properly above the gum-line can lead to serious dental problems.

Cyst formation - Improperly erupted wisdom teeth can result in the collection of fluid within sacks of gum. This can lead to cyst formation which affects jaw bone, nerves, and gums.

Damage to teeth nearby - Impacted wisdom teeth may grow at an angle to the teeth nearby or may grow horizontally. This leads to the continuous application of pressure on the other teeth which can get damaged in the course.

Tooth decay - Wisdom teeth which partially erupt from the gum-line are difficult to clean. This may cause tooth decay which can spread to other teeth.

Gum diseases - Difficulty in proper cleaning of wisdom teeth can give rise to gum diseases.

How are wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom teeth extraction may be done with the help of local anesthesia to make the process painless. A flap is opened in the gums to access the tooth. When the tooth partially erupts, it can be extracted without disturbing the bone. In cases where the tooth is greatly submerged or completely submerged in the supporting bone, some part of the bone is removed and the tooth is extracted. In some cases, the tooth may be cut into sections before extraction. Once the tooth is extracted, the bone is filled using appropriate materials. The gums are sutured back after the procedure.