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Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. However, just like we see with braces, there’s a lot of incorrect information out there about wisdom teeth.

Today, we want to help make the process clear for you. We believe this will make you more comfortable when it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. Hopefully this helps to make it clear as to why you need them removed, as well.

Why remove them?
You’ll likely have a oral surgeons recommend you for wisdom teeth removal after an x-ray during your regular checkup shows where your wisdom teeth are. You’ll be referred to see Dr. Barry Johnsin, Dr. Trent Westernoff, or Dr. Martin Mardirosian to help preserve the integrity of your smile.

Most wisdom teeth don’t come in at normal angles. Instead, they come in “impacted.” in other instances, they’ll crowd existing teeth and ruin a straight smile.

The process
Getting wisdom teeth removed isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s hardly the scary surgery it’s often made out to be. There’s actually more to worry about after the surgery than there is during it.

You’ll come into Redondo Oral Surgery in Redondo Beach, California, where our team will sedate you completely. Then, the wisdom teeth you need to have removed are cut out from your gums. If you don’t take care of these wounds, you can develop dry socket.

There’s a lot of post-op care you’ll need to be aware of, though our team will go through all of it with you.

If you want to learn more, give us a call today at 310-375-0514.