Wisdom Teeth Extractions

(310) 539-2344
  • Torrance, CA - 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 405 90503
  • San Pedro, CA - 770 W. 9th Street 90731
  • (310) 539-2344 | Torrance, CA - 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 405
  • 310-539-2344 | San Pedro, CA - 770 W. 9th Street

Experienced Dental Extractions in San Pedro

At Total Family Dental Specialists, our trusted team can perform careful and efficient wisdom teeth removal when you need it. We have countless successful extraction procedures under our belts, leveraging advanced technology, seasoned chairside manners, and a dedication to satisfying results. Let our compassionate and knowledgeable team of dentists help you enjoy a future with a comfortable, healthy, and beautiful smile.

If you have a bothersome or painful wisdom tooth that needs to come out, our skilled dental team has you covered. Our specialists provide effective and precise dental care tailored to your needs and performed in a convenient timeframe. We are ready and able to deliver efficient dental extractions in San Pedro that never skimp on the quality of the results. Contact our office and schedule a visit today!


Reasons to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth must be removed when the upper or lower jaw does not have enough space to fit the emerging teeth. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can create crowding in the mouth, making it difficult to keep the area clean, commonly leading to infection. Luckily, impacted wisdom teeth removal is a standard procedure we easily perform. If your impacted wisdom teeth are not removed, it could lead to:

  • Damage to nearby teeth
  • Disease
  • Infection
  • Tooth crowding
  • Jaw pain

Types of Wisdom Tooth Impaction

A wisdom tooth becomes impacted when it doesn't have enough room to emerge or develop in a normal manner, causing issues. Our skilled oral surgeon can help you avoid pain, discomfort, and other complications that will develop over time if left ignored. There are several degrees of impaction based on the depth of teeth within the jaw, which include:

  • Soft Tissue Impaction: This happens when the upper portion of the tooth has penetrated through the bone but not the gums. This makes it difficult to keep the area clean because food can become trapped below the gum, often causing infection, tooth decay, pain, and swelling.
  • Partial Bony Impaction: This is when the tooth has partially erupted, but a portion of the crown remains submerged blow the gum and jawbone. Once again, this renders the tooth difficult to clean and maintain, commonly leading to infection.
  • Complete Bony Impaction: This is when the tooth is completely encased by the jawbone and will require a more complex removal technique.

Our Safe & Reliable Dental Extractions

When you enter our welcoming practice with a crowded, painful, or impacted tooth, we will first work to determine if an extraction is truly needed. We utilize x-rays to evaluate the problem tooth or teeth and craft a plan to extract the targets with optimized safety and convenience in mind. This helps to expose other risk factors like deterioration or decay of nearby teeth. Once we've determined that a dental extraction is the best course of action, we will discuss the details of the procedure with you.

We begin the extraction process by numbing the area, providing local or general anesthesia by our specialists. Our team will extract the tooth and have you ready to be picked up that same day, with no overnight stay necessary. You will be released with post-operative instructions and medications to help manage any swelling or discomfort.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ

We understand that many patients view dental extractions as a daunting procedure. Our skilled and friendly dental specialists will work to keep you at ease regarding this common surgery. Questions we frequently get asked about impacted wisdom teeth removal include:

How long will the gums take to heal?
The healing process depends on the severity of the case, the location of the tooth, and the number of extractions performed in a single procedure. Generally, you should expect to make a full recovery in 7-14 days, with the primary part of the healing process occurring within the first 3-5 days. Our knowledgeable dentists will provide you with an estimation based on your specific case.

What can I expect after the procedure?
A blood clot will form in the extracted gum area following the procedure. This clot helps with the healing process and must be protected as our dentist instructs. It's normal to experience slight discomfort, swelling, and residual bleeding after the anesthesia has worn off and over the next 24 hours, eventually clearing up on its own.

What do you recommend eating after a wisdom tooth extraction?
We recommend that you avoid crunchy, crumbly, sharp, or spicy foods that could get stuck in the extraction site for the first few days following surgery. Softer foods such as soup, mashed potatoes, yogurt, avocado, scrambled eggs, and other similar foods are recommended during the relatively short recovery period.

Trusted Wisdom Teeth Dentists in San Pedro

At Total Family Dental Specialists, our team of skilled professionals is ready to provide reliable wisdom teeth extractions to help relieve your pain and optimize your oral health moving forward. We leverage modern dental tools and years of experience to help make the removal and restoration process as swift, comfortable, and effective as possible.

We provide impacted wisdom teeth removal in San Pedro to support your needs and help you regain a healthy, functional smile for the foreseeable future. Contact our office today and schedule an appointment to learn more about our dental extraction services!


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