Complex removal of one or all 4 wisdom teeth made simple
Patients are often intimidated by wisdom teeth removal because they imagine the worst-case scenario: that the procedure will be extremely painful and take hours. At Temecula Center for Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants, we take a careful approach to patient care and make sure your procedure goes smoothly. Dr. Tsvetov, a trusted wisdom teeth removal specialist in Temecula, performs the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and dentoalveolar and implant surgery, which makes him an excellent choice for your wisdom teeth extraction.
Each patient who comes to our office receives detailed guidance through a carefully planned procedure and an individualized treatment plan which factors in their needs, expectations, and desired outcome. As an experienced wisdom teeth removal and surgery specialist with a reputation for providing compassionate patient care, Dr. Tsvetov will walk you through the steps of your upcoming wisdom teeth removal procedure and evaluate its urgency during your initial visit to our Temecula office. The initial appointment is a free evaluation which includes the examination, X-ray, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tsvetov, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations.
Responsive emergency care: same-day consultation & extraction
If you are dealing with an abscess, pericoronitis, which is an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your wisdom teeth, or severe wisdom tooth decay, getting the problematic wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth removed is a top priority. Delaying the procedure, on the other hand, may further exacerbate the condition and lead to other severe issues. We are always readily available to perform your free same-day consultation and wisdom tooth extraction, and we will employ advanced technology to enhance your experience
Benefits of wisdom teeth removal
Inspiring your confidence by eliminating risks of complications
Having your wisdom teeth evaluated by an oral surgeon is the most reliable way to ensure an optimal outcome. Generally, the younger the patient, the easier their recovery from the procedure is going to be, but Dr. Tsvetov has treated impacted wisdom teeth in Temecula patients of all ages and has the competence to do a thorough job in a way that is comfortable, efficient, and, most importantly, safe. If complications do arise, he can intercept them early on, as follow-up care is included in the treatment. But it all starts with the free initial evaluation:
- Free X-rays & Cone Beam Scan
- Oral and dental examination
- Detailed consultation
- Medical history review
- Discussing chronic conditions and medication regimens
- Discussing urgency and approach to treatment
- Going over questions and concerns
- Going over anesthesia and pain management options
Diverse anesthesia options to ensure your minimal discomfort
Patients want to delay wisdom teeth removal, but why wait for pain to become unbearable and for complications to get out of hand? At our office, we can take care of the problem for you. Undergoing oral surgery and spending days recovering from it may not be your idea of a good time, but this is absolutely in your best interest. You can choose between IV sedation, local anesthesia, and general anesthesia. All these techniques are safe and effective at reducing patient discomfort during wisdom tooth extraction.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, let’s answer the following question: are wisdom teeth necessary?
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last four teeth to develop in your mouth and for some people, this never happens.
As for the people that do have wisdom teeth, the situation is not always straightforward. Ideally, wisdom teeth align properly, but this does not generally happen and wisdom teeth growth may be accompanied by complications. This is because wisdom teeth tend to fail to erupt properly: they may come in crooked or have a high degree of impaction. While wisdom teeth biologically serve the purpose of biting and chewing food, just like the remaining 28 permanent teeth, they seldom perform this function efficiently.
Wisdom teeth removal can be advisable and it is often necessary if you experience changes in that area of the mouth, including:
- Pain and sensitivity in the back of the mouth
- Repeated infections or inflammation of the soft tissue
- Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Cysts (fluid-filled sacs)
- Stiffness and pain in the jaw
- Sinus Problems
Below are some common symptoms of a wisdom tooth infection:
- Pain in or around the wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth
- Pain in the jaw or the side of the face.
- Swelling or redness of the gums surrounding the tooth.
Wisdom teeth can get infected for numerous reasons:
- Inadequate hygiene: wisdom teeth are harder to clean and bacteria can develop between the tooth and the gums
- Impaction: an impacted wisdom tooth may only partially emerge, grow in at an angle, or otherwise fail to develop properly. Such teeth carry a high risk of soft tissue or tooth infection as their angle and shape leave more room for decay to develop.
- Overgrowth of bacteria: several strains of bacteria can cause a wisdom tooth infection, especially in complex cases caused by impaction. In rare cases, the bacteria-caused infection can spread to other areas of the mouth or head.
Impacted wisdom tooth surgery is the best course of action if you want to avoid complications down the line:
- A partially erupted wisdom tooth can cause a dangerous bacterial infection, which can result in swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness.
- The natural alignment of your other teeth may be disrupted due to the pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth.
- The most serious issues related to impacted wisdom teeth are cysts and tumors, as this can lead to an infection and cause damage to the adjacent healthy teeth, jawbone and gum tissue.
At our practice in Temecula, we rely on panoramic imaging instead of the traditional intraoral X-rays when performing your evaluation. This technique allows us to get a wide view of all four wisdom teeth, as well as to locate other important anatomical elements of anatomy and gain sufficient information to make an accurate diagnosis, which makes wisdom tooth extraction easier and more straightforward and reduces the risk of complications both during and after surgery.
When your oral surgeon removes your wisdom tooth, he also removes the root of the tooth, but this does not have an impact on the jawbone or jaw shape, as all the other 28 teeth have been fully formed and their position in the mouth has already been established.
Contrary to the popular misconception, there is no ideal age for the removal of wisdom teeth, although it is preferable to do it at a younger age, ideally before the age of 25, as patients in this age group are likely to have fewer complications and an easier and quicker recovery process.
Additionally, wisdom tooth impaction or infection can occur at any point in a person’s life and we have patients of all ages coming to our Temecula office for wisdom tooth extractions. Whenever issues with wisdom teeth arise, it is important to see a competent, experienced oral surgeon for a consultation on the best course of action.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause damage to nearby tissue, and removing them is a dependable way to prevent that. However, wisdom teeth can also be more challenging to remove than other teeth, which is why surgical removal is typically the safest course of action in cases like this.
It is important to see an oral surgeon with experience in handling wisdom teeth extractions in Temecula, as this is also the safest way to avoid complications. If your oral surgeon advises you to have your wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, the procedure will be planned in accordance with the anatomy of the developing wisdom teeth.
If wisdom teeth are removed earlier in their development before the roots have fully formed, the risk of complications is lower and the healing process is more predictable. However, the situation depends on individual patients.
Bear in mind that pathology is not always associated with symptoms and just because you are not currently experiencing discomfort does not mean you should not pay an oral surgeon a visit. And if you decide to do so, there is no better choice than Dr. Tsvetov who specializes in pathology and has the experience and know-how to remove your wisdom teeth efficiently and with minimal discomfort.
Wisdom tooth removal surgery is performed under anesthesia, which can greatly reduce your level of discomfort. At Temecula Center for Wisdom Teeth & Dental Implants, we let our patients choose the type of anesthesia they are most comfortable with. Dr. Tsvetov can perform a wisdom tooth extraction efficiently, so you do not have to worry about being stuck in the chair for hours: he can perform all four of your wisdom teeth in about 30 minutes.
Following the removal of the tooth or teeth, the extraction area will be tender and once the anesthesia wears off, you will experience some discomfort. This is a perfectly normal part of the recovery process and it means that everything is going well.
Immediately after the procedure, you will rest under our supervision until you are ready to leave the office and be taken home. You will be provided with detailed post-operative care instructions, a prescription for pain medication, and antibiotics. We will also schedule your follow-up suture removal appointment in one week, but you will be able to call our office any time if you have questions or concerns.
For the majority of patients, it takes approximately 3-4 days to recover from the procedure. Dr. Tsvetov will guide you on how to facilitate and promote the healing process and how to address the symptoms safely. He will also be available 24/7 in case any complications arise.
Ensuring your comfort and releasing you from pain while reducing the number of complications and making way for a more predictable healing process and your desired outcome is the number one priority at our office. Schedule your free consultation for wisdom teeth extraction and see for yourself: we can perform same-day consultations and emergency extractions.
Dr. Tsvetov is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon you can trust to recommend a course of action that truly is in your best interest. He can perform complex extractions, corrective jaw surgery, and premium quality dental implant procedures in Temecula and other areas of Riverside County. Additionally, we can schedule your dental implant procedure following your emergency extraction. You can schedule a free-of-charge consultation for many of the procedures we offer, so call now!