Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Oxnard, CA
At Dentistry by Seabridge in Oxnard, we perform wisdom tooth extractions weekly. All of our Oxnard dentists are well equipped and trained to perform these procedures expertly. Wisdom teeth are accessory teeth that can grow on either side. They’re considered the 3rd molars.
Many people never even get wisdom teeth. The ones who do can live their whole lives without discomfort, but sometimes they cause problems. If you’re looking for wisdom tooth extraction or have any questions about them, you can contact us at Dentistry by Seabridge. We’ll be more than happy to help.
Wisdom Tooth Issues
Wisdom teeth don’t grow out at a young age like the rest of a person’s teeth. They usually develop and grow in adolescence. Sometimes they don’t cause any problems until a person is in adulthood. How do wisdom teeth cause problems?
First of all, they might be painful. If your row of teeth is already well developed, another big tooth growing and trying to make room for itself can lead to pain. Another issue is that they can hurt the spacing between your teeth by pushing on them.
The issue for some people is that they can lead to cavities in 2nd molar by creating a space where food gets stuck. If that’s the case, we need to remove the wisdom tooth to protect the 2nd molar.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
We don’t try to preserve wisdom teeth because there’s no value in keeping them. Your ability to chew and speak will never be affected by not having or removing your wisdom teeth. You’ll never hear about a dentist who put a filling in a wisdom tooth.
Even if they’re not causing any pain, we remove them to protect the 2nd molar from possible cavities if food is getting stuck between them. The wisdom tooth is dispensable, but the 2nd molar is very precious. Wisdom tooth extractions can be simple or require surgery, depending on how deep the molar is.
At Dentistry by Seabridge, we’ll give you instructions on what to do before and after the procedure, as well as what to expect. Local anesthesia is used before anything else to guarantee that you don’t end up with any pain.