Dental Care of Corona
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How long does wisdom tooth removal take?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, come in years after your adult teeth. These late arrivals are located at the back of the mouth and can cause complications, such as encroachment and partial eruption.

Fortunately, you don't need wisdom teeth to smile, chew, or speak. They usually do not serve a purpose for modern mouths. For these reasons, your dentist in Corona, CA recommends extraction if your wisdom teeth are causing problems.

Wisdom tooth extraction can be straightforward or surgical, depending on the location and complexity of removal. In either case, your dentist relies on image-guided technology for wisdom tooth extraction in Corona, CA. And based on complexity and the number of wisdom teeth we're removing, extraction can take anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour.

Before removing your wisdom tooth or teeth, your dentist anesthetizes the area. However, if you're still feeling anxious, we offer oral sedation to keep you relaxed during treatment. Sedation options include:

  • Nitrous oxide—A mild gas that wears off quickly
  • Oral sedation—A pill is taken before treatment
  • IV sedation—Intravenous medication

If you decide on dental sedation, your dentist takes a special health history and talks to you about what to expect.

For Gentle Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Corona, CA, Contact Us

If you have troublesome wisdom teeth or another oral health issue, we invite you to contact us to arrange a visit with our dentist.

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