Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Removal In Ladera Ranch

wisdom teeth removal with a Mission Viejo dentist Ladera Ranch“Wisdom teeth” is the common term for third molars. These are the last teeth to form and erupt in the mouth. Because of their location in the mouth and the anatomy of these teeth, many problems arise and many times, wisdom tooth extraction is necessary among our patients in the Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo area.

What problems can arise with wisdom teeth?

  • Decay – Wisdom teeth are very prone to decay due to the difficult access to clean sufficiently. This decay can grow rapidly and lead to painful toothache and infection inside the tooth. Wisdom teeth removal may be necessary in this situation.
  • Periodontal Abscess – When wisdom teeth erupt, many times they create a pocket in the gums that can be difficult to clean and lead to a gum infection and periodontal abscess.
  • Impaction – Wisdom teeth removal may also be needed when wisdom teeth come in horizontally, they can get impacted. This impaction most often affects the molar next to it be destroying the roots or causing bacteria to accumulate forming a cavity.
  • Pain – The eruption process is slow for wisdom teeth and can cause a large amount of tooth pain or toothache. Most of the time, these teeth are erupting at an age that our Mission Viejo area patient is in the middle of work or school and it can be difficult to deal with. That’s why we recommend calling our office for immediate wisdom teeth removal.

Dr. Parker has at his office three dimensional cone beam imaging which can greatly assist in the diagnosis and wisdom tooth removal. A two dimensional x-ray will not show the relationship of the tooth and the nerve appropriately. It may also help show the orientation of the tooth in relation to the other teeth.

Sedation is a great option when having wisdom tooth extraction. Ladera Ranch dentist, Dr. Parker, is also trained in oral sedation. Please visit our dental sedation website for more information about our sedation dentistry options available and how they can help with difficult appointments.

Dr. Parker helps his patients from the Ladera Ranch Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo and surrounding areas feel comfortable and confident in the diagnosis of your wisdom teeth and whether or not they need wisdom teeth removal. Give us a call today and ask about our 3D cone beam technology.