Dental Care of Beverly Hills

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL

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Don’t let impacted or problematic wisdom teeth disrupt your oral health and quality of life. Experience relief from wisdom teeth discomfort with expert removal at Rifkin Raanan in Beverly Hills. Our skilled team specializes in providing gentle and precise wisdom tooth extraction, alleviating pain, preventing oral complications, and restoring comfort. With advanced technology and personalized care, we ensure every patient’s smooth and comfortable experience. Say goodbye to wisdom tooth discomfort and hello to a healthier smile with Rifkin Raanan. Schedule your consultation today.

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL AT RIFKIN RAANAN

At Rifkin Raanan, our esteemed team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional Beverly Hills Wisdom Teeth Removal care. With our commitment to patient comfort, advanced technology, and precise techniques, we ensure optimal outcomes for every individual.

WHAT IS WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL?

Wisdom teeth, known as third molars, typically emerge between 17 and 25. However, due to limited space in the mouth, these teeth often become impacted or trapped beneath the gums, leading to various oral health issues. Wisdom Teeth Removal, or extraction, is a common dental procedure addressing these concerns.

Non-impacted wisdom teeth have emerged partially or fully from the gum line and function as normal. Removal may not be necessary unless they are causing issues like crowding, pain, or infection. Impacted wisdom teeth are stuck under the gum tissue or bone and cannot emerge completely. There are four main types of impacted wisdom teeth:

  • Horizontal Impaction: The tooth is lying flat in the jawbone.
  • Distal Impaction: The tooth is angled backward toward the back of the jaw.
  • Angle Impaction: The tooth is angled towards the front of the mouth, pushing against the second molar.
  • Vertical Impaction: The tooth is trapped within the jawbone and upright.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause various problems, including pain, infection, damage to nearby teeth, and jaw cysts. Removal is often recommended to prevent these complications.

WHAT DOES A WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL ADDRESS?

Having your wisdom teeth removed can serve several purposes. It can ease the discomfort caused by partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth, prevent overcrowding and misalignment of neighboring teeth, reduce the risk of gum disease, inflammation, and infection, and protect the integrity of surrounding teeth and adjacent structures.

 

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL BENEFITS

  • Pain relief and improved oral comfort
  • Enhanced oral hygiene and easier maintenance
  • Prevention of potential oral health complications
  • Preservation of overall dental alignment and function
     

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL CANDIDATES

Our dentists conduct a thorough dental examination to assess whether the removal of wisdom teeth is necessary. During this evaluation, they consider a variety of factors. These factors may include the pain or discomfort caused by impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth, dental crowding or misalignment due to impacted wisdom teeth, and signs of infection, inflammation, or gum disease associated with wisdom teeth. Additionally, our dentists consider the patient’s overall oral health, age, and dental history before making their recommendation. If you’d like to find out if you’d be a good candidate for wisdom tooth removal Beverly Hills dentists at Rifkin Raanan can address that and any other questions you have during a consultation. Contact us today!

CONSULTATION AND PREPARATION

Before removing wisdom teeth, patients receive a comprehensive consultation to discuss treatment choices and prepare for the procedure. Our team offers detailed information on:

  • Instructions to follow before the operation, including dietary restrictions and medication guidelines
  • Individualized anesthesia options and pain management techniques
  • Potential risks, advantages, and expected outcomes of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Appointment

Call us or use the form below to request a consultation. Once we receive your request, a member of our staff will reach out to arrange your appointment.
Surgeons and nurse during a dental operation

PROCEDURE

The standard Wisdom Tooth Removal procedure involves a few steps. First, the dentist will administer either local or general anesthesia to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the process. Then, using specialized instruments, the dentist will extract the impacted or problematic wisdom tooth from its socket. They will also clean and suture the surgical site if needed to promote proper healing. Finally, you’ll receive comprehensive post-operative care instructions that cover pain management techniques, dietary recommendations, and oral hygiene practices.

We specialize in minimally invasive wisdom teeth removal techniques, prioritizing the preservation of healthy bone tissue around the extraction site. Our skilled oral surgeons use advanced techniques and specialized instruments for a more controlled extraction, minimizing damage to surrounding bone. In some cases, a bone graft may be used to replace bone lost during extraction, which helps maintain the jawbone structure and prevent future problems with dental implants or other procedures. We may also use biologics, which are materials that promote natural bone healing, to further enhance the success of bone grafting and regeneration.

RESULTS, RECOVERY, AND AFTERCARE

After removing their wisdom teeth, patients may experience varying degrees of discomfort, swelling, and bruising. However, these symptoms can be managed easily with the help of prescribed medication and some home remedies. The time required for recovery varies depending on the procedure’s complexity and individual healing factors. Our team provides comprehensive guidance on the following:

Proper post-operative care practices that promote optimal healing and minimize complications
Dietary recommendations include soft foods and liquids to ease chewing and prevent irritation
Activity restrictions and lifestyle modifications to ensure a smooth recovery process
Follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress, address any concerns, and manage any complications that may arise

Surgeons and nurse during a dental operation

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL COST

The cost of Wisdom Tooth Removal varies based on factors such as the number of teeth removed, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional treatments required. Our team provides transparent pricing information during the initial consultation and works with patients to explore financial options and insurance coverage.

 

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, if they are causing pain, discomfort, or oral health problems, Wisdom Tooth Removal may be beneficial.

 

While some discomfort is normal after the procedure, it can be managed with pain medications and proper care.

 

Initially, stick to soft foods and liquids to avoid irritating the surgical sites and aid in healing.

Age is not necessarily a barrier to Wisdom Tooth Removal, as it depends on individual oral health needs and concerns.

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