Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom Teeth Removal
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
McKayla Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is McKayla, I’m from Santee, California, and I got my wisdom teeth taken out by Dr. Koshgerian. Right when you walk in, you just feel really comfortable because there was a warm welcome from everybody, and they all told me exactly what was going on and what was going to happen, and it was really good. The staff was very, very nice. It was really comfortable to be there. Dr. Koshgerian is a very good doctor to me because every question I had, he answered. It just really helps that all the people here were so great. The surgery went really good, and I healed really quickly. I had a great experience, and I highly recommend The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant 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."
Sarah Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Sarah. I'm from El Cajon, California, and I had my wisdom teeth taken out by Dr. Koshgerian. From my first consultation here, I was so impressed by the kindness of all of the staff. They're very professional, and they really explained everything from start to finish through the whole procedure. Dr. Koshgerian is wonderful. He really explained everything in great detail, from start to finish. He definitely made me very comfortable throughout the whole time, and the one thing I really enjoyed the most was how personable he was. I had a really great experience here with Dr. Koshgerian getting my wisdom teeth taken out. For my friends and family in El Cajon and Chula Vista, I definitely recommend The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego."
Mary Anne Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"I’m Mary Anne, and I’m from San Diego, and I had my wisdom teeth pulled with Dr. Koshgerian. When I arrived [for] my first appointment—very welcoming. The office here is very modern and up-to-date. The staff here was very reassuring, and it made me feel more confident. Dr. Koshgerian was very trusting, and I felt very comfortable in his care. He actually answered all of my questions, so I didn’t really have any questions. The surgery went really well. Probably a day later I felt normal. No problem at all. I had a great experience here. I highly recommend Dr. Koshgerian for oral surgery."
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.