If you live near San Jose, California, and need wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Natalie Provenzano and her team can help. When you know more about wisdom teeth, you can also learn about the benefits of having wisdom teeth removed.
Also known as the “third molars,” your wisdom teeth are the last teeth you develop. Generally, wisdom teeth erupt through the gum line during an individual’s late teenage years or early 20s.
In rare cases, wisdom teeth emergence can be painful but will not necessarily cause any damage. However, most people experience excessive pain, and their existing teeth can become overcrowded. An even scarier situation is when wisdom teeth are impacted. In this case, surgical teeth extraction is required to alleviate pain or potential future problems and ensure the rest of the patient’s teeth aren’t overly crowded.
There are two ways to remove wisdom teeth:
With a simple extraction, wisdom teeth are removed once they come through the gum line. Your dentist can have your wisdom teeth removed in just a few minutes. Most patients are sedated and anesthetized for minimal pain and discomfort.
If wisdom teeth are beneath the gum line or they’ve started breaking down, a surgical extraction may be required. Your dentist will cut into the gum tissue and manually remove the wisdom teeth from the jawbone.
If you want to know more about wisdom teeth removal in San Jose, California, get in touch with the Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc team. Dr. Or Simel is our in-house Board Certified Oral Surgeon who makes wisdom teeth removal comfortable. We are here to answer your questions and serve you. Give us a call at (408) 226-2542 or request an appointment online today.
Dr. Natalie Provenzano
Dr. Saumya Ram
Dr. Or Simel