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Wisdom Tooth Extractions - Fresno, CA

Protecting Your
Permanent Smile

Young man with healthy smile after wisdom tooth extraction

Your wisdom teeth will typically erupt anywhere between the ages of 17 and 21. Because they erupt so much later than your other teeth, there’s not as much room for them, and as a result they are more prone to becoming impacted or erupting sideways. These issues can lead to infection, pain, and swelling. Dr. Reintjes highly recommends having wisdom tooth extractions in our Fresno, CA dental office long before they start causing complications. If someone in your family is around the age where they can expect to receive their wisdom teeth soon, call us today.

Why Choose the Fresno Family Dental Office of Byron L. Reintjes, DDS for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Variety of Sedation Options
  • Experienced Dental Team
  • Welcoming Dental Office

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

X-ray of smile with impacted wisdom teeth

Not all wisdom teeth have to be removed. There are actually several cases of people keeping their wisdom teeth for their entire lives without issue. However, they generally need to be removed if they cause (or could potentially cause) the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the back of your mouth behind your molars.
  • Swelling, tenderness, pain, and redness inside your mouth.
  • Becoming impacted, leading to a number of consequences such as damaging the roots of nearby teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Woman discussing wisdom tooth extraction after care with her dentist

Plan on relaxing for the rest of the day after surgery. You should avoid strenuous exercise for at least 3 or 4 days. Pay attention to your bleeding. If it lasts longer than a couple of days, call us immediately. You can generally use a painkiller to stay comfortable during your recovery. Be sure to avoid extremely hot foods as well as anything hard or crunchy; you should plan on sticking to soft, nourishing foods that take less effort.