Wisdom tooth extraction can be scary and when something is difficult we say it’s “like pulling teeth.” Extract those thoughts! Los Coches Dentistry offers non-invasive, pain-free wisdom tooth extraction conveniently within our Carlsbad, La Costa dental practice. See less swelling and faster healing times with our non-surgical, in-house approach.
Dr. William Neff, DDS may recommend removing a potentially harmful tooth if it’s threatening the position of other healthy teeth such as a broken tooth, teeth with significant tooth decay, or patients with advanced gum disease.
What to Know
Tooth Extraction Anxiety: You may have anxiety about an upcoming wisdom tooth extraction or a tooth that needs to be removed due to significant decay. Luckily, most tooth extractions are simple procedures, taking just a few minutes to complete. Los Coches Dentistry’s compassionate staff will explain the process in detail and answer any questions you may have beforehand. For pain-free extractions, local anesthesia is typically used to numb the jawbone, tooth, and surrounding gums. In addition, Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” and calming amenities are available in our spa-like dental practice to ease anxiety.
Wisdom Teeth Evaluation: The most common tooth extractions are wisdom teeth. Typically, we recommend early evaluation and extraction in the mid-teenage years. X-rays evaluate the position of wisdom teeth and predict if they are a present or future problem.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the last to develop and additionally, are unnecessary for good dental health.
Why Wisdom Teeth Can Jeopardize Your Dental Health: The biggest concern is if wisdom teeth do not erupt through the gum and are not in an ideal position. Therefore, roots of other teeth become crowded, forcing them out of alignment, and damaging your bite. The jaw is typically too small to accommodate normal wisdom teeth resulting in gum and jaw discomfort or swelling and poses a greater risk of developing gum disease.
Los Coches Dentistry’s wisdom tooth extraction services are provided in a safe and highly comfortable, soothing environment. If you suspect that tooth extractions are in you or your teenager’s future, don’t waste time guessing, contact Dr. William Neff, DDS at Los Coches Dentistry, located in Carlsbad today!