Wisdom Tooth Removal in San Diego
All About Third Molars
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to develop. People can have between one and four, more than four, or none at all. Wisdom teeth removal procedures are generally quick and easy. If you undergo general anesthesia for this procedure, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home after the surgery. Wisdom teeth are removed by an oral surgeon, who is extensively trained in the safe administration of anesthesia and complex surgical procedures.
Wisdom teeth rarely develop without causing problems. Leaving them untreated can lead to serious and costly problems in the future that jeopardize your oral health. Leaving wisdom teeth untreated can cause:
- Misalignment of other teeth
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
During your consultation, one of our board-certified surgeons will discuss your oral health goals and design a solution based on your needs. Wisdom teeth removal procedures are generally quick and easy, and many patients undergo general anesthesia, which requires a responsible adult to drive you home after the surgery.
We will provide you with post-operative instructions, which outlines everything you need to know about your recovery, the recommended diet to follow, and how to maintain oral hygiene.
Bank Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth
Although wisdom teeth are often healthy, they are typically removed because there isn’t enough room for them. They contain many stem cells, and researchers are studying various therapeutic applications. More patients are opting to bank stem cells from wisdom teeth so they can be readily available when they need them.
Types of Anesthesia
The right anesthesia will depend on the complexity of your procedure and your level of anxiety.
Hear From Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom tooth removal at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients
Carrie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Carrie, from San Diego, and I had my wisdom teeth pulled from Dr. Koshgerian. I wasn't feeling any pain in my teeth, but I knew that I needed to have them removed since I didn't have them removed when I was younger. I was extremely nervous to make the appointment and even reach out to the doctor to have the wisdom teeth pulled. The surgery went exactly as planned. It was very quick and painless, and I felt amazing afterwards, actually, which was very surprising to me. Dr. Koshgerian is a very friendly person. He made sure that I felt very comfortable and answered all the questions that I had. I had an excellent experience here. For my friends and family in San Diego and La Jolla, I highly recommend Dr. Koshgerian."
Shaelyn Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Shaelyn, and I’m from San Diego, California. I came to the Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego to get my wisdom teeth taken out. Their practice here is so warm. As soon as I walked in, the staff was amazing, and I felt comfortable from the get go. The doctors here were so friendly, and Dr. Shelton immediately made me feel at ease. He was so kind and walked me through each step. The procedure was over in no time. I was blown away by how well everything went. My experience at the Oral Surgery Specialists was incredible. To all my friends in La Jolla, if you need any oral surgery performed, please go to Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego. You’re right at home there. "
Ashlynn Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hello, my name is Ashlynn, I’m from Clairemont, San Diego, and I came to The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego to get my wisdom teeth removed. This practice has a lot of great people, super nice. Everyone made me feel comfortable, and they’re very reassuring. The doctors here are very caring. I do remember getting videos before the procedure about what to expect. Receiving those messages from the practice really improved my experience. I feel one hundred percent better after this procedure and to any of my friends that need their wisdom teeth removed, I would absolutely recommend The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego."
Allan Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Allan, and I am from **Lemon Grove**, and I came to The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego to get my wisdom teeth taken out. My overall experience has been awesome. Starting with the staff and the doctors, they care about you, and they really want to make your experience well. The practice was clean, very inviting, and friendly. The doctors here were very thorough and explained everything to me and put my mind at ease. After the procedure, I’m feeling great. The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego sets the bar on their friendliness and professionalism in the industry."
Clement Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name's Clement. I'm from Mira Mesa, California, and I had my wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Shelton. I would definitely describe the office as someplace that's very peaceful and quiet, and it's filled with people who care about what they do. They don't treat you like a number here, and everybody here loves doing their work, and you can feel it when you come into the place. The staff here is just so warm and friendly. I was not nervous at all because of all the information that Dr. Shelton and his staff gave me before the operation. He was very clear. Dr. Shelton is certainly a very professional dental surgeon. On the evening of the surgery, he actually texted me to ask me how I was doing, so I very much appreciated that he checked in with me like that. Overall, I would absolutely say that I had a great experience. For my friends and family in Chula Vista and Pacific Beach, I would highly recommend The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego."
How Can We Help?
If you have questions, would like to learn more about a procedure, or wish to schedule an appointment, give us a call. Our board-certified surgeons and attentive team are here to help.