What is wisdom tooth extraction?
The average mouth has inadequate room for third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. Because of this problem, wisdom teeth usually are not able to erupt properly into the mouth. They will never be functional, but third molars can cause numerous problems. OC Oral Surgery in Mission Viejo, CA, uses the latest surgical techniques.
Most problems arise due to the inability to keep the areas around the wisdom teeth clean and healthy. This can lead to various problems including pain, infection, bleeding, periodontal disease, caries, and damage to adjacent teeth. Even in patients who have adequate room for their wisdom teeth, they are very prone to decay, periodontal problems, and infection because of the severe difficulty in keeping them clean.
Numerous scientific studies have shown that even in fully erupted wisdom teeth, the bacteria and periodontal condition are unhealthy. It is recommended to have the wisdom teeth removed prior to these problems arising. It is ideal to have wisdom teeth evaluated for removal in the teenage years.
To learn more about wisdom teeth, please visit the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery website.
Where can I get wisdom teeth removed in Mission Viejo, CA?
The doctor and surgical staff of OC Oral Surgery maintain a state-of-the-art oral surgery facility in Mission Viejo, CA, offering a multitude of services to meet your oral and facial needs. Dr. Ahn is available to schedule your wisdom tooth/teeth extraction procedure at your convenience and serves all of Orange County.