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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Santa Ana, CA

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Before these wisdom teeth start to develop into an issue though, we take a preventive measure and have them removed. Typically, this removal is done under sedation, so you will not feel a thing. For those patients who choose to keep their wisdom teeth and not take the preventive measure of having them removed, there could be several issues, including their wisdom teeth growing in sideways, having them only partially erupted, or even remain trapped beneath the gum line and bone, which can be especially painful as they can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.

When wisdom teeth are partially erupted, the opening around them allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may start moving your other teeth and disrupt any orthodontic or natural alignment of your teeth. The most serious oral issues occur when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth. Removal of the impacted teeth usually resolves these issues. Early removal is recommended to decrease the likelihood of wisdom tooth complications.

Between 14-16-years old, most patients will have the conversation about their wisdom teeth with either their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. With an oral examination and x-rays of your mouth, our dentist can evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and predict if there are any issues present now or may develop in the future. In most cases, the removal of your wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide), or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), are discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Before a tooth is removed, we need to evaluate your current oral health. Please keep in mind that if an extraction is required, it is for the benefit of your overall oral health.

Our Dental Care Team

Our Dental Care Team

Bright Smile Dental has been a trusted dental care provider in Santa Ana, California since 2008. Our patients throughout Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Midway City, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, and the surrounding area have continued to bring their friends and family to our practice because of our dedication to providing high quality care. Our patients expect the best dental experience, and we accomplish this by combining the latest dental technology with the most effective methods in dentistry.

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Regarding insurance, we accept almost all PPO insurances and are in-network for most plans. As a courtesy to all of our patients (in/out of network), we take care of the claim filing and processing. At this time, we do not accept HMO or Medicaid, however, we do offer dental financing through CareCredit.

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