Wisdom teeth can cause problems if there is not enough room in your mouth, and they are hard to keep clean. Many times, they need to be removed to keep the overall health of your mouth in good condition. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Prabh Grewal can help create a treatment plan. Schedule a consultation with Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA today.

What is wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth are the last two teeth in the back of your mouth. These teeth generally appear in your late teen years and are often called third molars. These teeth usually do not have enough room to erupt from your mouth, and they can be very difficult to keep clean. Due to this, many times wisdom teeth removal is necessary to keep the health of your mouth intact. This may be used to treat impacted wisdom teeth or teeth that are problematic to the overall health of your teeth and mouth.

What should I know about wisdom teeth removal?

Having wisdom teeth removed is often called having them pulled. Wisdom teeth can be pulled at any point after they have started erupting, but it is often beneficial to remove them before they have fully grown in. Wisdom teeth that are still growing in cannot cause as many problems as wisdom teeth that have fully grown in. Once fully erupted, wisdom teeth can start to shift your teeth and cause many other issues. Pulling your teeth before this happens can help to reduce future issues. Wisdom teeth removal is typically best for teens in high school or college who are experiencing issues, such as:

  • Pain

  • Swollen jaws

  • Tender gums

  • Bleeding gums

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it may be a good idea to see a dentist about your wisdom teeth and how they could be affecting your oral and dental health.

What happens after wisdom teeth removal?

There will be a period of recovery after your wisdom teeth removal, but most people are able to return to their normal daily activities the day after their procedure. There will be many diet restrictions over the following weeks. However, Dr. Grewal will give you thorough aftercare instructions to follow. You should avoid smoking and using e-cigarettes for multiple days after your surgery, as these can negatively impact your healing process. You may notice swelling, pain, and other side effects after your procedure. Pain medications and cold packs can be used to help reduce the discomfort you may experience after wisdom teeth removal.

Where can I get wisdom teeth removal in Corona, CA?

Getting your wisdom teeth pulled while they are still growing helps reduce issues further down the road. Treating wisdom teeth earlier helps prevent issues, ranging from teeth overcrowding to decay from debris getting stuck in your wisdom teeth. Dr. Prabh Grewal can help form a plan to remove your wisdom teeth in the easiest way possible. Our office services the areas of Corona, Norco, and Eastvale, CA. Contact Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA today for a full consultation on the overall state of your oral and dental health.

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