Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, and nearly always need to be removed from your mouth to protect your oral health and smile. Dr. Jee Lee and Dr. Yong Kim offer this procedure to help prevent tooth damage, misalignment and other problems so that you can continue to enjoy a healthy smile.

What Is Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Wisdom tooth removal is a dental procedure aimed at taking out the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. These teeth usually appear in the late teens to early twenties at the back of the mouth. Often, they cause problems due to lack of space or misalignment. During the procedure, our dentists will carefully remove these troublesome teeth, ensuring your oral health stays on track.

When Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction Recommended?

Wisdom teeth extraction is recommended in various situations:

  1. Limited Space: When your mouth does not have enough room for wisdom teeth to emerge properly, they can push against existing teeth and cause discomfort.
  2. Impacted Teeth: Wisdom teeth rarely have enough space to erupt properly, leading to impaction (the teeth being trapped in the gums). This can lead to pain, swelling and a higher risk of infection.
  3. Crooked Growth: Wisdom teeth may grow at odd angles, affecting nearby teeth and disrupting your bite alignment.

Post-Op Instructions

After wisdom teeth removal, follow these steps for a smooth recovery:

  1. Rest and Recovery: Take it easy for a few days and allow your body to heal.
  2. Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease any discomfort.
  3. Swelling Control: Applying ice packs can reduce swelling in the first 24 hours.
  4. Oral Hygiene: Keep your mouth clean by gently brushing and using a saltwater rinse after the first day.
  5. Diet Consideration:

    Stick to soft foods initially and gradually reintroduce regular foods.

  6. Avoid Certain Activities: Steer clear of heavy lifting and strenuous activities during the healing period.
  7. Follow-up Appointments: Attend follow-up visits to ensure your recovery is progressing well.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smooth recovery and maintain good oral health after your wisdom teeth removal. If you have any concerns or experience unusual symptoms, do not hesitate to contact our dentists and team.

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For more information about wisdom teeth removal in Anaheim, California, or to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists, call Dental Group of Anaheim today at 714-635-5500.

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