San Francisco Dentist Provides Modern, Convenient Wisdom Tooth Extraction

When it is time to remove problematic wisdom teeth, our San Francisco dentist office is here to help. For many people, wisdom teeth aren’t really things that they think about until they need to. Here are some reasons that you may need to think about having your wisdom teeth extracted.

1. Your experiencing pain in the back of your smile

Your wisdom teeth sit behind your back molars on both the top and bottom of your smile (this is true for most patients, though some people do not develop all of their wisdom teeth). As your wisdom teeth attempt to break through the surface of your smile you may experience pain and an uncomfortable feeling of inflammation.

2. Changing dental alignment

Erupting wisdom teeth may also cause your other teeth to become crooked or misaligned. Very few adults have room in their smiles for wisdom teeth to fit comfortably, so as your wisdom teeth pop up, they’ll push your other teeth together to force space.

3. Persistent infections

Many times wisdom teeth emerge only partially from the gum tissue, or they come in at odd angles. This can make it very difficult for people to keep their mouths clean—it is hard to remove plaque and tartar from those hard-to-reach spaces in your smile. Once your remove your wisdom teeth, it will be much easier for you to prevent cavities and gum disease the back of your smile.

In our San Francisco dentist office we have a specific strategy when it comes to removing wisdom teeth—we remove only one or two wisdom teeth in a single appointment. That way your daily routine is never greatly disrupted, and you experience less post-treatment pain and discomfort.

Our dental team is happy to walk you through the treatment process, and answer any questions that you may have. Just give us a call!