Look Forward to Life After Wisdom Teeth

Make The Smart Choice For Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Your wisdom teeth never came in, or are only partly erupted, and they’re starting to cause you discomfort. Impacted teeth, especially wisdom teeth, are a hassle many people go through, but the unpleasantness they cause is relatively easy to remedy. Dr. Eric Baker and Dr. Tim Betita have extensive experience in performing wisdom teeth extractions using minimally invasive micro-incision techniques, and can return you to eating and functioning as comfortably as before your wisdom teeth became an issue. Our oral surgeons have all the tools and extensive expertise necessary to help maintain your comfort throughout the procedure right here in our Dana Point, CA office. As medical doctors, they can administer general anesthesia, the most effective way to prevent pain and anxiety during wisdom teeth extractions. You’ll sleep while they work, and wake up with no memory of the procedure.
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Why Are Wisdom Teeth Such A Problem?

Wisdom teeth are third molars that are commonly removed because there’s not enough room for them to come in correctly. This makes regular brushing and flossing difficult and increases your likelihood of developing cavities in the impacted teeth. They can also adversely affect the health and functioning of adjacent teeth. We recommend wisdom teeth extractions for patients starting at age 16 to 18.

Harmonizing Your Oral Health

Your recovery from wisdom teeth extractions can take a few days, with the most swelling occurring from 48 to 72 hours afterward. You may need a day or more off before returning to work or school. During your recovery time, avoid foods like snack chips, popcorn, and other types of food that may become stuck in your tooth socket(s). To help you heal, we use growth factors your body already produces. These include platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), a concentrated form of growth factors from your own blood. Ours is one of the few practices in the area to use PRF!

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In addition, we’ll provide you with a list of recommended foods to eat while you’re recovering. Also, avoid exercise for at least five days. By taking that time to rest, you’ll allow your mouth to heal properly. Exercise raises your heart rate and can lead to increased swelling, bleeding, and bruising. Finally, don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours. This is one of the best ways to avoid developing dry sockets, which can be very painful and will slow your healing process. By carefully following all these intructions, you’ll be able to quickly resume your normal life and activities without the pain or worry of wisdom teeth!

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4 Ways To Ensure A Smooth Recovery

  • Eat soft foods
  • Eat cold foods
  • Take your medications exactly as prescribed
  • Apply ice to the extraction area to minimize swelling

Don’t Put Off Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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