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Our oral surgeon and team do wisdom teeth removal in Walnut Creek, California. If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, it may be time to have them surgically removed. Dr. Ali Alijanian can do that for you so that you do not have to worry about them anymore. If your wisdom teeth are coming in and you would like them to be removed, call our office at 925-934-7888! See our surgical instructions if you are receiving this treatment.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early 20s, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

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The most frequent clinical problem we see is pericoronitis, (a localized gum infection). Without enough room for total eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth can become irritated and infected, resulting in recurrent
pain, swelling, and problems with chewing and/or swallowing.

cyst formation
Cyst Formation

Non-infectious diseases may also arise in association with an impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts are fluid-filled “balloons” inside the jaw bone that develop as a result of impacted teeth and slowly expand destroying adjacent jaw bone
and occasionally teeth. They can be very difficult to treat if your wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years. Although rare, tumors can be associated with the delayed removal of wisdom teeth.

Possible Crowding

Impacted wisdom teeth may contribute to crowding of your teeth. This is most noticeable with the front teeth, primarily the lower front teeth and is most commonly seen after a patient has had braces. There are a number of
factors that cause teeth to crowd after braces or in early adulthood. Retained, impacted wisdom teeth may be a contributing factor. Unless you have an active problem when you see the oral surgeon, the reason for removal is
primarily to prevent long-term damage to your teeth, gums and jaw bone.

damage to adjacent teeth
Damage to Adjacent Teeth

If there is inadequate room to clean around the wisdom tooth, the tooth directly in front, the second molar, can be adversely affected resulting in gum disease, bone loss around the tooth, and/or decay.

Be sure to contact our oral surgeon for any questions you may have. Schedule a consultation at Ali Alijanian, DDS by calling 925-934-7888 and learn about our oral and maxillofacial services in Walnut Creek, California.

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