Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. Sadly, there’s a lot of incorrect information in existence about wisdom teeth removal.

Today, we want to help make the process clear for you. We believe this will make you more comfortable when it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. We also hope this explains why we recommend getting rid of your wisdom teeth.

Why remove them?
You’ll likely have a dentist recommend you for wisdom teeth removal after an x-ray during your regular checkup shows where your wisdom teeth are. A quick surgery by Dr. J. Reed Rayher is all you’ll need to make sure wisdom teeth don’t ruin your smile.

Most wisdom teeth don’t come in at normal angles. Instead, they come in “impacted.” It’s really common to see wisdom teeth push others out of alignment, as well.

The process
Getting wisdom teeth removed isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s hardly the scary surgery it’s often made out to be. It’s a very quick procedure, and you’ll be home eating pudding and watch TV in no time.

You’ll come into Union Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant in San Francisco, California, where our team will sedate you completely. Then, the wisdom teeth you need removed are cut out from your gums. Those holes are then sewn up and you’re sent home.

There’s a lot of post-op care you’ll need to be aware of, though our team will go through all of it with you.

If you want to learn more, give us a call today at 415-397-1400.