Wisdom Teeth

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentists located in MANTECA, CA

Wisdom Teeth

Dr. Rick Tran, DDS, and the team at Manteca Dental Care in Manteca, California, offer specialized wisdom teeth services to alleviate discomfort and protect your oral health. Don't delay in addressing potential wisdom teeth issues to avoid the risk of complications. Schedule your appointment with Manteca Dental Care today, or conveniently book online.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth, and why might they need to be removed?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge, typically in late adolescence or early adulthood.

However, many people's jaws are not large enough to accommodate these teeth, which can lead to crowding, pain, and other complications. Dr. Tran may recommend wisdom teeth removal to prevent these issues or to address them if they've already occurred.

How will I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Some signs that your wisdom teeth may need to be removed include pain in the back of the mouth, swollen or tender gums, or difficulty opening your mouth. However, wisdom teeth issues can also exist without noticeable symptoms.

Dr. Tran at Manteca Dental Care can assess your teeth and jaw through examinations and X-rays to determine if removal is necessary.

What does the wisdom teeth removal process involve?

Dr. Tran ensures your comfort throughout the wisdom teeth removal process. After administering appropriate anesthesia, he carefully extracts the wisdom teeth, taking care to minimize impact on surrounding tissues.

Post-procedure care instructions are provided to promote healing and reduce discomfort. You will likely leave the office with some gauze or cotton protecting the area. In the days to follow, a liquid diet can reduce the risk of irritating the area or getting food caught in the socket.

Are there risks associated with wisdom teeth removal?

As with any surgical procedure, wisdom teeth removal carries some risks, including infection, dry socket, or nerve damage. However, Dr. Tran's expertise and meticulous surgical technique minimize these risks, ensuring the safest possible procedure for his patients.

What can I expect after the removal of wisdom teeth?

After the removal of wisdom teeth, it's normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. Dr. Tran will provide detailed instructions on aftercare, including dietary recommendations and advice on pain management, to help make your recovery as smooth as possible.

When it comes to wisdom teeth issues, trust the expert care at Manteca Dental Care in Manteca, California. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Tran today, or book your visit online.