Practically everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted at one point or another, and with most other dental offices, you’ll be referred to a specialist to complete the procedure. At Poway Valley Dental Group, however, Dr. Sepe is happy to provide this treatment himself so his patients can get everything they need in one convenient location. Whether for yourself or your child, he takes every necessary step to ensure a comfortable experience and quick recovery following wisdom tooth extractions in Poway, CA.
The wisdom teeth usually start to come in around the late teens or early twenties, making them the very last teeth to appear. They are a third set of molars, meaning they are very large, and because all of the other teeth are already in the mouth, there isn’t much room for them. Most of the time, they become impacted, or stuck within the jawbone and gum line, leading to pain, swelling, and even infections towards the back of the mouth. The best solution is to remove these teeth, as these problems will only become worse as they struggle to erupt. Thankfully, this procedure can typically be completed in just one appointment, and patients generally feel back to normal in less than a week.