The Challenges of Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically emerge between the ages of twelve and early twenties. While they’re often seen as a rite of passage into adulthood, their growth can pose various challenges:
- Teeth Crowding
- Impact on Adjacent Teeth
Given these potential issues, it’s advised to have wisdom teeth assessed between the ages of 12-15.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
While the mere thought of extraction can be daunting, the procedure itself is straightforward. The steps involved include:
- Evaluation: An oral examination allows us to check the position of the teeth and assess any immediate concerns.
- Anesthesia: To ensure a pain-free experience, local anesthesia or sedation is administered. At Kane and Kerper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Oxnard, we prioritize your comfort and safety.
- The Procedure: Typically lasting 30 to 90 minutes, extraction is done by trained professionals using sterilized equipment.
Post-extraction, patients might experience drowsiness or sleepiness. As such, it’s crucial to have someone to drive you home.