Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Your wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to erupt. They are located in the four back corners of your mouth. While it’s possible for your wisdom teeth to grow in without any issues, most adults experience swelling, discomfort, crowding, decay, and other problems with their wisdom teeth.

Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Call Torrey Hills Dental to schedule a consultation if you have started to experience any these symptoms of wisdom teeth complications:
– Trapped food and bacteria in the the back corners of the mouth
– Pain, selling, or stiffness in your jaw
– Shifting or crowding of surrounding teeth
– Damage to the roots of nearby teeth or bone
– An unpleasant taste or odor in your mouth
– Any difficulty opening your mouth
– Tender, swollen, or bleeding gums

In order to prevent the pain and infection associated with problem wisdom teeth, it’s important to see your dentist at least every six months and to schedule your wisdom teeth extraction in San Diego as soon as your dentist advises.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is often needed to successfully complete restorative dental procedures like dental implant placement or bridge work. Without strong bone of sufficient height, depth, and width, your dentist cannot successfully place dental implants.

If your jawbone has been affected by periodontal disease, tooth extraction, infection, or injury, the team at Torrey Hills Dental can utilize bone grafting to strengthen and rejuvenate the underlying bone

The process of bone grafting in San Diego has a high success rate and is actually a relatively minor procedure. Dr. Tasto will make an incision to expose the bone of your jaw, then graft new bone material to it. Your body creates new bone cells around the grafted material, building up bone right where you need it. Over time, this creates bone mass that is strong enough to support dental implants.

As long as you’re healthy enough to undergo bone grafting, there is no better alternative to missing teeth and tooth deformities. Call the Torrey Hills Dental team to schedule an oral examination and begin your journey to a healthier smile.