7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists offers wisdom teeth removal services to patients of all ages in the San Francisco area. We have three office locations, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a friendly staff. Wisdom teeth need to be removed in order to prevent various future oral health problems.
Some of our patients have shared their wisdom teeth removal stories with us. We encourage you to listen to them so that you can learn more about getting your wisdom teeth removed and hear about what an easy and comfortable procedure it can be!
Many oral surgeons and dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth during the mid to late teen years. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and emerge in the mouth. Unfortunately, there typically isn’t enough room for them, which causes them to push and shove their way through the gum line or grow at awkward angles.
If these troublesome teeth are left untreated, they can cause a number of complications, including
Learn more about how wisdom tooth removal prevents these issues and many others on our “Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?” page. If you think that it’s time to get your or your child’s wisdom teeth evaluated by experts you can depend on, make an appointment with 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists in San Francisco, CA, today!
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 a tooth partially erupts through the gums, the opening around the tooth allows room for bacteria to grow, which can cause an infection. You could experience symptoms such as swelling, stiffness, pain, or illness from the pressure of an impacted wisdom tooth trying to emerge and move your other teeth out of the way. If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, contact our office in San Francisco, CA, so that we can evaluate your condition.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have impacted wisdom teeth:
Our San Francisco team has experience in handling wisdom teeth cases. No matter what your oral surgery needs are, our experts are here to help. Our doctors are all board-certified or board-eligible and are eager to answer your questions and concerns regarding wisdom teeth removal.
The wisdom teeth extraction procedure typically takes 30 to 60 minutes. You must have a responsible adult present in the office to drive you home afterward and remain with you for the rest of the day.
Every patient is different, but you can expect a typical wisdom tooth removal to go as follows:
Wisdom tooth extraction procedures vary in cost depending on your insurance coverage, the number of teeth that need to be extracted, what kind of anesthesia is 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.
By visiting our West Portal, Van Ness, and Stonestown offices in San Francisco for wisdom teeth removal, you are taking the necessary steps toward protecting your and your family’s oral health. Our staff consists of highly trained and capable experts who have undergone many years of hands-on training and are excited to care for you and your family. Our oral surgeons receive training in the safe administration of anesthesia, and we will discuss these options with you during your consultation.
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There is often not enough room for wisdom teeth to properly grow and emerge in the mouth, which causes them to push and grow into other teeth. When this happens, they are considered to be impacted and can lead to health problems such as infection, pain, overcrowding, cysts, and more. It’s recommended to get them removed early before these problems arise.
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. Contact us in San Francisco to set up a consultation appointment.
The cost of getting your wisdom teeth removed is determined by a variety of factors, such as the type of anesthesia used, the number of teeth that need to be removed, and the extent of the extraction procedure. 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.
Wisdom teeth are large and don’t grow like other teeth. Their roots often grow in different directions or can be fused together, which can be more difficult to remove because of their relative proximity to the nerve. We are experts in delivering exceptional care and treatment that you can depend on.
Our practice offers a variety of anesthesia options so that you can rest comfortably during your procedure. Depending on the extent of the surgery, general anesthesia may be used, which will cause you to sleep comfortably and not experience any pain during surgery. For simple extractions, a local anesthesia may be used. If needed, we will prescribe pain medication or advise you of over-the-counter medication to take.
The healing process after getting your wisdom teeth removed generally takes between 7 and 10 days. This can vary depending on the extent of your procedure. To ensure you have a smooth and speedy recovery, please follow our detailed post-operative instructions carefully. 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, and any bruising should heal shortly after that. You can use an ice pack to help reduce swelling.
We love questions! Contact us in San Francisco to schedule an appointment. We will address all of your questions and concerns regarding your wisdom teeth, and we look forward to taking care of you and your family!