You may need to consider wisdom teeth removal if you experience the following:
An unpleasant taste in your mouth and/or bad breath
Issues with the gums: redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding
Localized gum infection or pericoronitis
Possible damage to adjacent teeth
Difficulty opening your mouth
Jaw pain and swelling
Schedule an appointment with an experienced specialist
Wisdom teeth issues and complications are common in patients who have insufficient room in the mouth to fit all the teeth. As a result, their wisdom teeth are unable to fully erupt and grow at the right angle, which leads to a series of potential complications.
But Dr. Tsvetov is a wisdom teeth removal specialist who has helped countless patients in Murrieta and other parts across Temecula Valley. He will perform an in-depth examination with X-rays of the mouth to determine if you require a wisdom teeth removal treatment in Murrieta and the area and advise you on your best and safest course of treatment to have the teeth removed, safeguarding you against risks and complications down the line.
The day of the surgery
Teenagers should come in for surgery accompanied by a responsible adult, and have someone watch out for them for the rest of the day.
At Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we strive to make our patients’ experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. You will be offered three anesthesia options to choose from for your procedure.The local anesthetic will cause you to feel pressure, twilight anesthesia will sedate you, while general anesthesia will cause you to fall asleep.
After the anesthetic wears off, you will experience mild discomfort which is perfectly normal following the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. The extent of discomfort ultimately depends on the complexity of your case. Dr. Tsvetov will walk you through the whole process beforehand so you will have time to prepare for the procedure and the post-procedure recovery. Your post-procedure guidelines will include pain management instructions and medication.
Is wisdom teeth surgery safe?
At Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we take strict precautions to ensure the safety of all procedures we perform, and impacted wisdom teeth surgery is no exception. During your initial appointment with Dr. Tsvetov, he will give you his professional opinion on your safest course of action, as well as inform you of the pros and cons of the procedure.
For some patients in Murrieta, the procedure may be absolutely urgent and necessary. But in rare cases, wisdom teeth are ideally positioned in the jawbone and not likely to cause any issues or complications. In such cases, the wisdom teeth removal surgery can be avoided altogether unless the patient decides to go through with it nonetheless.
Are you asleep during wisdom teeth removal?
At Dr. Tsvetov’s office, you will be presented with your anesthesia options, all of which are designed to take away the pain and discomfort. One of the options is to be fully asleep during the procedure, but you can also opt for sedation or staying fully awake. Dr. Tsvetov will base his recommendation on your level of comfort and the complexity of your case.
What happens if you postpone your wisdom teeth removal surgery?
The development of wisdom teeth is followed by longer tooth roots and higher jawbone density. For this reason, it is the younger patients, teenagers and young adults, that take the least to recover from the procedure and their treatment is faster and more predictable in general.
The procedure of extraction is at a higher risk of complication and prolonged postoperative course for patients in their thirties, forties or older, especially if they have impacted wisdom teeth. However, your wisdom teeth removal specialist in Murrieta may advise you to wait until a problem such as cyst formation, gum disease or bone loss emerges.
How should I prepare for wisdom teeth removal?
You will receive detailed instructions from Dr. Tsvetov to help you prepare for your upcoming wisdom teeth extraction procedure, including avoiding the food and drinks for a minimum of 6 hours prior to the procedure as this may put you at risk of complications.
Be careful not to consume dairy on the day of the procedure as this may raise the risk of medication or anesthesia-related complications such as nausea and vomiting. If you are not diligent about following these instructions, we may need to reschedule the procedure in your best interest.
Can you live without removing wisdom teeth?
Some patients can do without wisdom teeth removal if their wisdom teeth are properly positioned in the jaw and the dental specialist decides that there is no risk of complications. But the majority of our patients in Murrieta and other areas decide to go through with the procedure even if they experience no pain from their wisdom teeth as this is the only effective way to eliminate potential concerns down the line. Discover why Dr. Tsvetov is a trusted wisdom teeth removal specialist for patients in Escondido, Murrieta and other parts of Temecula Valley.
What is getting wisdom teeth out like?
We always ensure that our patients from Temecula, Murrieta and other areas are placed in an optimally safe environment. This helps minimize their discomfort throughout the procedure.
Dr. Tsvetov will also perform an in-depth examination of your wisdom teeth and oral health and provide you with detailed information on proper preparation for the procedure, the procedure itself, and the postoperative processes. This helps patients feel more at ease and less anxious about the upcoming wisdom teeth removal surgery.
What can you not do after wisdom teeth removal?
Do not attempt to dislodge the newly formed blood clots within the first 24 hours of the procedure. Blood clots are a perfectly natural and desirable step of your recovery process.
The patients should also avoid the following activities:
Spicy, hard, chewy and hot foods
Hot, carbonated, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
Drinking through a straw
How do I know if my wisdom teeth are healing correctly?
The post-operative healing time varies depending on the complexity of the patient’s case and the nature of their wisdom tooth problem. On average, the recovery process lasts between 3 and 7 days.
The healing and recovery process after wisdom tooth surgery is gradual. Recovery time is different for everyone, but patients in Murrieta and other communities in the area who follow their follow-up care guidelines have better chances of recovering sooner and avoiding complications that could prolong the recovery process.
Normally, the process takes place in stages:
Blood clot formation over the course of the first 24 hours
Swelling starts to reduce within 2 to 3 days
Stitches dissolve or are removed within 5 days of the procedure
Soreness should disappear completely within 7 to 10 days
Facial bruising should go away within 2 weeks
How do I schedule my wisdom teeth removal in Murrieta and other parts of Temecula Valley?
Your wisdom teeth removal surgery will take up to an hour, and you will likely be all set after an hour and a half in our office. Why take your chances with wisdom tooth growth when you can have the procedure performed quickly and safely? Dr. Tsvetov can help you avoid all the possible complications that come with impacted wisdom teeth for good. Reach out to us today!
The day of the surgery
We prioritize safety which is why we require patients to come in for surgery on an empty stomach. Consumption of food or drinks may lead to anesthesia-related complications.