Your wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are usually the last teeth in your mouth to erupt. As a result, there is rarely enough space in the mouth left for them to erupt properly and without complications. This can lead to a variety of problems for your smile and oral health, including:
- Impacted teeth (teeth which are unable to break through the gum tissues and jawbone)
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Tooth decay
- Infection and inflammation
- Damage to your jawbone
- The development of cysts
- Changes to the alignment of the teeth (misalignment, crowding) and related problems
Dr. Elizabeth Kim recommends wisdom teeth extractions to avoid these complications and keep your mouth and smile healthy. When your wisdom teeth begin to erupt, we will evaluate your mouth, including the position of all your teeth, to determine if wisdom teeth extraction is the right option for you.
If we do remove your wisdom teeth, our dentist and team will provide you with anesthetic and other options to minimize your discomfort. We will also provide you with post-op instructions to help you recover more quickly.
If you have any questions about wisdom teeth extraction in Lake Forest, California, and if you want to set up an appointment with our dentist at Lake Forest Dental, please contact our office today at 949.446.0700.