Eric: Wisdom Teeth Extraction Patient
Eliminating Pain, Improving Oral Health
Wisdom teeth commonly begin erupting between the ages of 17 and 25. Though some people never experience any concerns, most patients will need to have their wisdom teeth removed to avoid harming their oral health. Even if they do not cause tooth pain, wisdom teeth are still susceptible to cavities, gum disease, abscesses and cysts, as well as potentially crowding or damaging other teeth. We recommend that wisdom teeth extractions be completed while the patient is still young, before the tooth roots have fully formed in the bone which may require more complex surgery. Younger patients also heal and recover faster and with less risk for infection or complications after surgery. If you are experiencing symptoms, wisdom tooth removal will eliminate your tooth pain and improve the health of your smile.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Wisdom teeth extractions are usually performed under IV sedation in our surgical suite. We offer a surgical facility comparable to an accredited hospital operating room surgical suite. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Bolourian provides a full physical examination, reviews your medical and surgical history and all medications you might be taking. He then performs a complete dental examination with special x-rays. This assists us in planning your surgery and helps us predict issues that may arise in the future. During surgery, our board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Reza Bolourian, uses cutting-edge techniques to remove wisdom teeth conservatively and carefully. You may experience soreness and swelling after the procedure, but most symptoms resolve within the week and you are free to continue with non-strenuous daily activities 24 hours after surgery.
Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Tooth crowding
- Damage to existing teeth
- Cysts or tumors
- Partial eruption
- Tooth pain
When a Non-Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is Needed
We put a priority on wisdom tooth removal to safeguard the health of your mouth. However, there are times when a tooth extraction is necessary that does not involve wisdom teeth. Whether due to trauma, decay, or other factors, a regular tooth extraction may be necessary. We take all measures to save this problem tooth first, before opting for a removal, so you can rest assured that an extraction is our last resort. In all cases of tooth extraction, it is to prevent a more serious condition from developing. If you are considering tooth removal in preparation for dental implants, we provide socket preservation to help stave off bone loss while the area heals and until a dental implant is placed.
Reasons for a teeth extraction ›
- Stubborn baby teeth
- Oral trauma
- Tooth decay
- Before dental implants
- Gum disease
Treatment from an Expert in Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth extractions are one of several common and routine procedures done by our oral surgeon, Dr. Reza Bolourian. Specialized in oral surgery like wisdom tooth extractions, Dr. Bolourian also completed 7 years of surgical residency and holds a dual DDS and MD degrees. If complications arise during surgery, he is trained to address the issue and avoid further problems. Dr. Bolourian is board-certified in oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery, a prestigious title that sets him apart as a specialist committed to the highest standard of oral surgery care.