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When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?

Early humans ate a diet of roughly textured foods, which necessitated what we now call wisdom teeth—a third set of molars. Today, our jaws are smaller as our diet has changed, so our mouths don’t always accommodate these “extra” teeth. Removing wisdom teeth is not always straightforward, so having an advanced dentist of Dr. Amin Samadian’s caliber perform the extraction is a wise move.

WISDOM TEETH East Bay Area

When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In and Why Do They Need Extraction?

Your wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, giving you a third set of molars that not all mouths can accommodate. This can lead to pain, gum disease, bone loss, or disruption of the alignment of your other teeth and other dental complications. Wisdom teeth develop and erupt in a years’ long process, with the upper set emerging first. Men often see their wisdom teeth sooner than women. The first signs of eruption often begin with sore, reddened gums, and jaw pain. Swelling and pressure in the back gums are also signals your wisdom teeth are about to appear.

Dr. Samadian recommends removal of your wisdom teeth if they do not properly align, if there’s not enough room in your mouth, or their growth has disrupted surrounding teeth and will interfere with a proper bite. They may also need removal if they’re trapped beneath your gum or bone (known as an impacted wisdom tooth), and their removal can prevent future oral health problems, including those brought by more difficult proper hygiene of the wisdom teeth.

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How are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

The unique complexities of each patient’s case determine much about the techniques Dr. Samadian uses to extract your wisdom teeth. He begins with a 3D cone beam CT Scan for a complete picture of your wisdom teeth in relation to the lower jaw nerve (inferior alveolar nerve). This provides him the information he needs to plan your extraction, including the type of anesthesia required to complete the procedure. Once you’re numb, Dr. Samadian makes an incision in your gums, exposing the wisdom tooth to disconnect it from any connecting tissues and the underlying bone. Next, he’ll remove the tooth with a minimally-invasive ultrasonic device, followed by a thorough cleaning of the surgical site. Stitches close the incision, and you’ll have gauze covering the area to facilitate a proper blood clot forms. Finally, LASER technology disinfects the area to reduce the risk of infection or further complication so your healing is as smooth as it can be.

What Recovery Can I Expect?

We’ve all heard about how difficult recovery from wisdom tooth extraction can be. You won’t feel anything during the procedure itself, but your pain will be thoroughly managed by Dr. Samadian. You’ll also receive a comprehensive aftercare plan to follow to improve your recovery while at home.

Patients who have their wisdom teeth removed before the roots and bone have fully formed (in the late teens or early 20) often fare better with recovery, so the sooner your consultation with Dr. Samadian, the better.

Why Choose Dr. Samadian?

The removal of your wisdom teeth may be necessary to preserve prior, sometimes expensive, dental work you’ve had done, and to prevent problems requiring treatment in the future. Dr. Samadian’s passion for advanced dentistry as well as his development of a new decentralized healthcare system to provide patient care to all demographics demonstrate his commitment to innovative, patient-centric dental health and well-being. Advance your oral health with Dr. Samadian.

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary

EVA'S STORY

I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.

BILL'S STORY

Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you have questions about wisdom teeth extraction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with ​Dr. Amin Samadian, proudly serving the East Bay Area, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at​(925-254-2360) ​or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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