Watch these patient stories to learn more about wisdom tooth removal at 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, develop last in the mouth and usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, they often encounter a lack of space, leading to their forceful pushing through the gum line or growing at awkward angles.
Left untreated, these troublesome teeth can cause a number of complications, including.
When a tooth can’t properly erupt in the mouth, it may grow at an angle toward your other teeth or even remain trapped beneath the gums. When this happens, the tooth is considered to be impacted and can cause many other problems. Learn more about impacted wisdom teeth here.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have impacted wisdom teeth:
Wisdom tooth extraction procedures vary in cost depending on your insurance coverage, the number of teeth that need to be extracted, the type of anesthesia selected, and more. Our staff works hard to maximize your insurance reimbursement. We offer competitive prices for our area as well as convenient payment plan options.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth grow correctly and pose no problems to your teeth or oral health. However, this is very rarely the case. When wisdom teeth are left untreated, they can cause a number of health problems that put your oral and overall health at risk. It’s recommended to have your or your child’s wisdom teeth evaluated by a professional so that the course of action can be determined.
Are you aware that your wisdom teeth can still be beneficial even after they're taken out? When you decide to have your wisdom teeth removed, you also have the option to preserve the valuable stem cells they contain for potential future use. By choosing to bank these stem cells with Stemodontics, you can have peace of mind. Take charge of your future today and discuss the possibility of stem cell banking with your dentist or oral surgeon in San Francisco.
Wisdom teeth usually don't have enough space to grow properly in the mouth. As a result, they push and grow into other teeth. When this happens, they become impacted and can cause various health issues such as infection, pain, overcrowding, cysts, and more.
Common symptoms include ongoing bad breath, pain, or sensitivity toward the back of your mouth, or if you can see part of a wisdom tooth poking through your gum line. By regularly visiting your dentist, you can often prevent severe complications associated with wisdom teeth. Through the use of X-rays, dentists can identify the presence of wisdom teeth and keep an eye on their progress. When the time is appropriate, your dentist can refer you to an oral surgeon to discuss possible management options for your wisdom teeth
Every insurance company has a different policy regarding the extent of coverage for any given surgical procedure. Our staff works with you to obtain maximum reimbursement and establish payment plans that work for you.
If wisdom teeth have erupted into the mouth, they may be extracted just like other teeth. If they are below the gums, they will need to be surgically extracted..
Some discomfort is to be expected following oral and maxillofacial surgery. However, we offer many forms of anesthesia, including local, IV, and general anesthesia, to ensure your comfort during your procedure. We will also provide post-operative instructions to help you have a smooth recovery.
In general, recovery from wisdom teeth removal takes between 7 and 10 days. However, many patients feel better much sooner than this. We recommend waiting at least 2 days following your procedure before participating in any vigorous activity. Exercising too early could aggravate the blood clot and increase your recovery time and discomfort.
It’s normal to experience some swelling and bruising after getting your wisdom teeth removed. The swelling will typically improve after a few days. You can use an ice pack to help reduce swelling.
Contact us in San Francisco to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
We have four convenient practice locations to serve you in San Francisco, CA—choose from our West Portal office (on W. Portal Avenue), our Stonestown office (on Buckingham Way), our Westborough office (on Westborough Blvd), or our Van Ness office (on Daniel Burnham Court).