Wisdom Teeth Removal Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Dr. Nasser Antonious

Most people have their wisdom teeth removed, primarily to prevent future infection and misalignment or crowding of the rest of your teeth. Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious, along with most dental surgeons who remove wisdom teeth, recommends you have your wisdom teeth removed in your late teenage years if possible. Most young adults feel anxiety around wisdom teeth removal, including many patients at Sunnyvale Dental Care. Our Sunnyvale dentist and compassionate staff understand. Dr. Nasser Antonious takes the time to make you comfortable and explain everything patiently. With the expert training and professional service at Sunnyvale Dental Care, your anticipation of wisdom teeth removal may be more troubling than the surgery itself.


The Problem with Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth don’t make you wiser, and more is not better in dentistry. Wisdom teeth tend to be very problematic. Wisdom teeth seldom emerge fully from the bone like all of your other teeth. You then cannot brush or floss the part of the wisdom tooth that remains buried below the gums and inside the bone, leading to a high likelihood of future infection, abscesses, and the formation of cysts. Your Sunnyvale dentist also can’t clean a partially or fully submerged tooth. If this wisdom tooth becomes infected in the future, it must be taken out surgically and the infected area carefully cleaned. Knowing the likelihood of needing to remove wisdom teeth in the future, Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious may recommend you remove any partially submerged (or impacted) wisdom teeth now before larger problems occur.

Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious also recommends wisdom teeth removal if your wisdom teeth are tilted or angled sideways. This common tilt problem causes the wisdom teeth to push the rest of your teeth out of their correct position. The result is crowding, rotated teeth, and an uncomfortable bite that could lead to long-term jaw or TMJ problems. Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious has the necessary training and experience to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine if they are problematic and merit extraction. At Sunnyvale Dental Care, we know that earlier oral surgery usually leads to fewer complications and a faster healing process. To avoid future complications from wisdom teeth, don’t wait until you feel pain or symptoms. Call Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious today for a wisdom teeth evaluation 408-720-0900.


Wisdom Tooth Extractions Procedure Sunnyvale

Wisdom tooth extractions are routinely performed by Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious. First, you are gently and carefully anesthetized, to prevent you from feeling any pain during the wisdom tooth extraction. Next, your Sunnyvale dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom tooth, and any impeding bone is removed. Your Sunnyvale dentist then surgically removes the actual wisdom tooth, cleans any infection that may be present, and closes the area. After your wisdom tooth extraction, you may experience swelling for a few days. Cold compresses will address this, and Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious may prescribe pain or anti-inflammatory medication.

If you need your wisdom teeth removed and have severe dental anxiety, please ask our trained Sunnyvale Dental Care staff about our sedation dentistry options. Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious is well trained and very compassionate, and everyone at Sunnyvale Dental Care will do their best to make you comfortable before and after your wisdom teeth removal.

Learn more about oral surgery services when you visit Sunnyvale Dental Care. Call Sunnyvale Dentists Dr. Nasser Antonious at 408-720-0900/ 1-877-9DENTAL to schedule a consultation today!