Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?


Beginning in your late teens or early twenties, you may notice new teeth growing in the back of your mouth. These are your third, and final, set of molars, or as they are most commonly referred: wisdom teeth. These new teeth may cause you little or no pain and may be correctly positioned in your mouth, but for many people, they grow impacted and cause crowding and pain. If you experience the latter, contact your favorite dentist office in Costa Mesa, Newport Dental Group, and one of our highly experienced dentists can help you.

How Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

At Newport Dental, we regularly check our patients during appointments to ensure wisdom teeth are present and aligned. If one of our dentists notices poor alignment, extraction may be recommended. It’s best to perform this procedure when the tooth roots are young and not fully developed. There are different methods for extraction, including:

  • Minor extractions
    Your dentist in Costa Mesa will numb the teeth and surrounding gums with anesthetic and pull the tooth.
  • Complicated extractions
    Newport Dental Group may make an incision in the gum line and remove bone portions that lie over the wisdom tooth. Anesthetics and sedation medications may be used.

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

If your wisdom teeth don’t cause crowding, poor alignment, or pain, you have the decision whether or not to remove them. Keep in mind, that they are susceptible to cavities, and due to their location, they are difficult to keep clean. If you have questions about wisdom teeth removal, contact Newport Dental Group at (949) 574-0100. We are happy to answer questions and schedule consultations with any of our dentists.

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