Wisdom Teeth Extraction Fresno California

Wisdom Teeth Fresno California

We human beings get two sets of teeth during our lifetime. The baby teeth start to erupt from the time we are born. These teeth fall out and make way for adult teeth as we grow up. Wisdom teeth or the third molars, the last pairs of teeth to erupt, come out when we are in the late teens or early twenties. The third molars can become a cause for pain and dental infection when they do not erupt properly, which is the case in most of us. Dr. Rahn makes a decision of extracting the wisdom teeth when he finds out that it is better to take them out for oral health reasons. Wisdom tooth extraction is a painless procedure performed at our Fresno, California office. If you have a query regarding when and how the teeth are extracted, call us and our team will help you with the answer.

Wisdom Teeth – Why should they be extracted?

Wisdom teeth normally erupt during the late teenage or early adulthood. In most of us, the teeth do not erupt properly or in some cases, they are completely submerged in the supporting bone. The teeth need not be extracted as long as they do not threaten to cause gum infection or tooth decay. Partially erupted wisdom teeth or impacted wisdom teeth should be removed when they increase the risk of dental infection and can damage the nearby teeth. Following are some of the problems that impacted wisdom teeth may cause.

  • The gum flaps around the partially erupted wisdom teeth can create pockets where food particles get collected. This can cause infection and tooth decay.
  • There is also an increased risk of cyst formation when the tooth partially erupted.
  • When the teeth are completely submerged under the gum-line, they can grow horizontally and push the roots of second molar teeth. This can lead to tooth wear.

The above problems can affect a person at any age. Therefore, for an adult, it is always better to check if wisdom teeth are in a safe state. This can avoid problems that may arise in future.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction – How it is done?

Extraction of wisdom teeth is a decision which should be made consciously. All pros and cons are checked before recommending the extraction. The dental examination and the questionnaire during the first visit play a pivotal role in the entire process of getting the tooth pulled out. X-rays may be necessary to check the position of teeth. Our oral surgeon may ask questions related to the medical history of the patient. After confirming that the tooth needs to be extracted, the treatment plan is explained to the patient.

How a wisdom tooth is removed, depends on the position of the tooth. Local anesthesia is used to numb the extraction site. An incision is made in the gums and a flap is opened. In some cases, where the tooth is easily accessible, an elevator can be used to take out the tooth. This is done by your general dentist at a normal dental practice set-up.

At our office Fresno, our oral surgeon handles complex wisdom tooth removal cases. When the crown of the tooth is partially submerged in the supporting bone, there may be a need to remove some portion of the jawbone before extracting it. A drill is used to remove the bone material and the tooth is extracted using dental instruments. The area is refilled with bone substitute and the gums are sutured back.

In more complex cases, the wisdom tooth remains fully submerged in the bone. An opening must be made in the supporting bone to access the tooth. The tooth may have to be segmented and removed piece by piece. Once the tooth is extracted, the area is filled with jawbone substitute material and the gums sutured back. Our oral surgeon, who has successfully performed several complicated surgeries at our Fresno, California office, has the skills and experience that is required to surgically remove wisdom teeth. By philosophy, we believe in delivering the best to our patients in everything that we do. If you or any of your family members are suffering from a toothache or any other dental problem, call us to make an appointment.

Post care measures to be taken!

  • A patient who has undergone wisdom teeth extraction has to take extra care and precautions for faster healing and quick recovery.
  • A person should be very careful of not biting inner portion of their cheeks and tongue.
  • It is advisable to use a head rest like a soft pillow and do not lie flat on a bed as this may increase the bleeding from the point where the wisdom teeth have been extracted.
  • One should strictly avoid all kinds of physical activities and take plenty of rest after the extraction of wisdom teeth.
  • One should strictly avoid all kinds of physical activities and take plenty of rest after the extraction of wisdom teeth.

Andrew R. Rahn DDS, PC is situated in the lovely city of Fresno which is in the heart of the city. The office headed by Dr. Andrew Rahn offers one of the best Oral care services to the locals of Fresno and our well qualified Oral surgeons are always available for your consultation during weekdays.

FAQs on Wisdom Teeth Extraction:

Do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

No, wisdom teeth don't always need to be removed; healthy wisdom teeth that slot in the mouth are sometimes not extracted. wisdom teeth that haven't erupted and are in a smart position may also be left within the mouth. However, wisdom teeth are going to be removed if they cause repeated symptoms or show signs of sickness on examination, or if removal is needed by some other dental or general condition.


Dr. Andrew Rahn is the most caring, gentle, selfless person I've ever met. He genuinely cares about you and takes time out of his busy schedule to help you out in any way you need and that is a rare quality to find nowadays. He has an amazing personality that will keep you laughing which is always a plus! I highly recommend going to him whether it's for your health or in need of a good friend! Madison McInnes
By just meeting Dr. Rahn one time i felt i could trust him in all matters, not just Dental. I like the way i was treated and how he explained everything in detail.
All i want now is a couple of front teeth for the holidays.
PS:::::: i feel (felt) this way about him since he came into this world! Gisela K. Rahn
Dr Rahn is awesome! he is very attentive, caring and has access to the latest technology which he actually applies. Highly recomend him! Melisa Spolini
Dr. Rahn did an excellent job on our sons wisdom teeth and we got a funny video out of it as well. Thank you! Ben Matson
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