See How Wisdom Teeth Are Removed

The last set of teeth that will grow in are your wisdom teeth, and while most people have theirs removed, some people keep them throughout their lives. Not everyone goes through the same wisdom tooth removal procedure. Watch this video and see how wisdom teeth are removed.

Wisdom teeth are typically removed if they are impacted, which means there isn’t enough room for them to erupt. Your San Diego dentist will first take an X-ray in order to get an idea of the position of the tooth. If the teeth are impacted, he or she might administer sedation in order to perform the removal procedure. If they are not, a local anesthetic will numb the area and sedation may not be necessary. Sometimes a small cut in the gum is necessary to remove the tooth. Your dentist will take out your tooth and use gauze against the area to stop the bleeding.