Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal In Los Gatos, CA

Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure provided by a skilled oral surgeon to remove teeth causing issues such as misalignment, impaction, decay, or insufficient space to grow. Read more to know how Mountain Bay Dental can help with a pain-free Los Gatos wisdom teeth removal experience.

How does Wisdom Teeth Removal work?

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that is recommended by periodontists if the wisdom tooth is causing issues such as misalignment, impaction, decay, or insufficient space to grow.  Wisdom teeth removal often occurs between the ages of 17 and 25. The process involves a careful extraction of wisdom teeth, typically under local anesthesia, to provide a comfortable and pain-free experience for the patient.

Potential causes of wisdom teeth removal:

  • Impaction: Lack of space, causing the teeth to remain partially or fully under the gum.
  • Misalignment: Growing at a diagonal angle, leading to crowding of other teeth or improper positioning.
  • Infection or Decay: Wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean, increasing the risk of decay and other dental issues.

What are the symptoms that could indicate wisdom teeth removal is required?

  • Pain or discomfort, especially at the back of the mouth.
  • Swelling and redness around the gum line where the wisdom teeth are emerging.
  • Difficulty chewing. Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can affect normal oral function.

What are the benefits of wisdom teeth removal?

  1. Pain Relief: Immediate relief from pain associated with impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth.
  2. Prevention of complications: Avoids issues like infection, decay, and damage to adjacent teeth.
  3. Improved oral hygiene: Reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  4. Prevents teeth crowding: Helps maintain the alignment of existing teeth, preventing orthodontic problems.
  5. Reduced risk of serious complications: Minimizes the chance of cysts or tumors developing in the jawbone.

Los Gatos dental patients who are about to undergo orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign may also be advised to remove their wisdom teeth before starting. This is to prevent interference with alignment goals. Consulting with a dentist in our Los Gatos clinic will help you make informed decisions based on your unique dental needs and overall oral health.

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Why choose our wisdom teeth removal services

Mountain Bay Dental’s team of periodontics specialists, as well as the distinctive features that sets our Los Gatos dental services apart, ensure a smooth and personalized experience throughout your Los Gatos wisdom teeth removal.

More about Mountain Bay Dental

Mountain Bay Dental is a comprehensive family dental practice founded and led by Dr. Youseph Anwar. We provide a diverse range of cosmetic, orthodontic, general, and emergency dental services. Above all, our approach is centered on treating everyone like family.

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Our Los Gatos dental clinic has a straightforward and efficient process for wisdom teeth removal. Follow the step-by-step guide below:

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Visit Mountain Bay Dental in Los Gatos, CA

Mountain Bay Dental is conveniently located in the Rinconada Center on Pollard Rd, ensuring a hassle-free experience with plenty of parking spaces. Explore nearby amenities such as Safeway and CVS, or indulge in post-appointment treats at Baskin-Robbins or Round Table Pizza.

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Mountain Bay Dental

Address: 1464 Pollard Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Phone: (408) 837 - 7700

Email: care@mountainbaydental.com

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What clients say about our Wisdom Teeth Removal in Los Gatos, CA

Looking for wisdom teeth removal near you? Wisdom teeth removal in Los Gatos has been made easier by Mountain Bay Dental’s founder Dr. Anwar's commitment to transparency and honesty.

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Beth Catesi

"My son had 4 wisdom teeth pulled. They where very kind, patient and thoughtful."

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Feraidoon G.

"highly recommend this dental office if you're looking for top-notch, stress-free dental care. I've had the pleasure of being under the care of Dr. Anwar and his team for a few procedures, and I couldn't be happier with the results. As someone who has experienced anxiety and discomfort with past dental visits, Dr. Anwar's gentle hands and careful attention made for a virtually pain-free experience. He provided just enough anesthesia to keep me at ease, while still ensuring a thorough job. I had my cavities taken care of and wisdom teeth extracted, and am planning to do veneers for myself and my wife this year. The office's team is very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional, and they truly make you feel comfortable throughout the process. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with their services and recommend them for anyone seeking high-quality dental care."

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Christian S.

"I came in today for a consolation because I need to get my wisdom teeth extracted. At first I was really nervous about the whole idea of getting my wisdom teeth extracted, but Dr. Gonzalez made me feel really comfortable and made me feel less nervous the dental assistants Sandra and Alyssa was super nice and friendly. The receptionist Brittany was also super nice and funny. I really like the staff here. I'm definitely looking forward to getting my procedure done here and making this my general dentist!!"

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Frequently Asked

Our FAQ section provides answers to common questions for your convenience. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help!

How long does it take for a wisdom tooth extraction to recover?

Recovery from wisdom tooth extraction is gradual and typically takes one to two weeks to recover completely. The first few days are when the initial recovery happens. After that, the pain will subside and the tissue and bone recovery will continue.  Patients can manage discomfort during the first few days by taking medications prescribed by their dentist in Los Gatos and by following post-operative care instructions for optimal recovery.

Is extraction necessary for wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth extraction is often necessary due to common issues like:

  • Impaction, i.e. a wisdom tooth fails to fully emerge or break through the gum line into its normal position.
  • Misalignment. Wisdom teeth, in particular, can cause misalignment if they grow at an angle or push against neighboring teeth.
  • Insufficient space to grow.

If left untreated, these problems can lead to pain, infection, and damage to surrounding teeth. An evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon helps determine the necessity of extraction.

Is wisdom tooth extraction very painful?

At our Los Gatos family dental clinic, wisdom tooth extraction is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that patients undergo a pain-free procedure. While some discomfort is expected during recovery, it can be managed with prescribed pain relievers. Advances in dental techniques contribute to a more comfortable and less painful experience.

How do you know if your wisdom teeth need to come out?

Signs that wisdom teeth need removal include:

  • Wisdom toothache
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Signs of impaction on X-rays.

It is important to attend regular dental check-ups and undergo X-rays if recommended by your dentist in Los Gatos to help identify potential issues early. Consulting with a dentist allows for personalized assessments and recommendations based on individual oral health.

How long after wisdom teeth removal can I eat normally?

Patients can typically resume a normal diet gradually after the first few days of soft or liquid foods. It's crucial to follow post-operative guidelines provided by the oral surgeon or dentist to avoid complications and ensure optimal healing.

Do they put you to sleep for wisdom tooth removal?

Wisdom teeth removal will not always necessarily involve general anaesthesia. Some patients may opt for sedation or general anaesthesia during wisdom tooth removal for added comfort. However, our Los Gatos dental clinic commonly uses local anaesthesia, ensuring the specific area is numb and making the procedure generally pain-free.

How bad is getting all 4 wisdom teeth out?

Getting all four wisdom teeth removed can be uncomfortable during recovery, but advancements in anaesthesia and pain management make the experience controllable. Following post-operative care instructions diligently helps minimize discomfort and promotes a smoother recovery process.

Is wisdom teeth removal a surgery?

Yes, wisdom tooth removal is considered a surgical procedure. While it's often performed as an outpatient procedure, the extraction involves making an incision, removing bone if necessary, and may involve stitching. Patients receive appropriate anaesthesia at our Los Gatos family dental clinic to ensure a pain-free experience.

How many wisdom teeth should be removed at once?

Depending on a patient’s oral health and specific dental issues, the number of wisdom teeth removed is determined by the dentist in Los Gatos. Some may need all four removed, while others may only require one or two extractions. A thorough evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon needs to be done for the number of impacted wisdom teeth to be determined.

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