Wisdom Teeth Removal Huntington Beach
Wisdom teeth removal can reduce your risk for future oral health problems. At the Wisdom Teeth Guru’s dental clinic, get all 4 of your wisdom teeth pulled out at a great price and with the most comfortable experience possible. Dr. Kiet Tran is offering 4 wisdom teeth extractions in Huntington Beach for just $1395 (including sedations). Wisdom teeth removal Huntington Beach deal of the year – Don’t miss out!
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Dr. Kiet Tran is your trusted partner for a pain-free wisdom teeth removal experience in Huntington Beach. With his expertise and commitment to your comfort, he ensures that the procedure is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Tran’s specialized knowledge in oral and maxillofacial surgery, along with his certification in IV Conscious Sedation/Twilight Sleep, allows you to undergo wisdom teeth removal without the fear of pain or discomfort. If you’re looking for a stress-free solution to your wisdom teeth concerns, Dr. Kiet Tran is here to help you with your journey towards a healthier, happier smile.
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The Wisdom Teeth Removal Huntington Beach Process
Follow these easy steps before general anesthesia or IV sedation
- If you have been scheduled for IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal surgery, you mustn’t eat or drink anything for 6 hours before surgery. Any liquid or solid food in your stomach during sedation can make you sick and cause risk during surgery. If you have accidentally eaten anything before surgery, inform the doctor immediately.
- Do not smoke or ingest alcoholic beverages for at least 8 hours before surgery.
- Please brush your teeth before your appointment. This will help reduce the bacteria in your mouth and lower your chance of an infection.
- You must bring a responsible and trusted adult who can drive you home. You will be groggy for several hours after your surgery and unable to move. If you have been given a prescription to take before surgery, make arrangements to be driven to the office. Do not drive yourself. Sedative medications can act quickly and seriously affect your driving ability.
- Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing during your wisdom tooth removal. We recommend a short-sleeved shirt to ease taking blood pressure, applying monitors, and connecting you to the IV. A T-shirt, sweatpants and gym shoes are always a good choice.
- Take care of financial arrangements, ask questions, and use the bathroom before surgery. You will be too sleepy to remember these things afterward. Call if you have any questions concerning these instructions or your scheduled appointment.
- While the thought of surgery can be frightening, our patients usually find it a comfortable, pleasant, and painless experience. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your wisdom tooth removal experience better.
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Things to consider after huntington Beach wisdom teeth removal surgery
- Pain. Some discomfort is expected after the extraction of teeth. 400-600 mg every 4 to 6 hours of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, or generic) is an excellent choice – IF you are not allergic or intolerant to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If you are asthmatic, do not take ibuprofen unless you have tolerated it. After the wisdom teeth removal Huntington Beach surgery, If we have prescribed narcotic medicine, alternately taking ibuprofen and narcotic when needed will improve your pain control. Some liquid/food in your stomach before taking pain medicine is usually a good idea in preventing nausea. Remember, pain medicines contain a narcotic that can impair judgment and reflexes. Avoid driving or doing anything potentially dangerous while taking these medications.
- Gauze pads. Gauze pads should be placed over the surgery site(s) with gentle pressure applied to the pads when you bite down; proper placement helps you avoid swallowing blood, which can make you more nauseated. The gauze pads should be replaced every 20 to 40 minutes. When the gauze pads have little or no blood, they are no longer necessary. The amount of bleeding will vary from person to person. Any heavy bleeding should slow within 3 to 4 hours. A small amount of blood is expected up to 24 hours after your surgery and occasionally during sleep the first night. AVOID touching the area with your fingers or your tongue.
- Rinsing. Do not rinse your mouth on the day of wisdom tooth surgery; it may prolong your bleeding. Begin salt-water rises the day after surgery and continue for one week. Rinse with warm salt water 6 to 8 times each day, with approximately 1/2 teaspoon dissolved in a glass of warm water (a pre-made bottle each morning will lessen the amount of work.!) Do not use full-strength mouthwashes of any kind during the first week (mouthwashes contain alcohol which will retard healing)
- Swelling. Swelling is a regular occurrence after wisdom teeth surgery and is a significant cause of discomfort. Swelling usually reaches its peak by the 3rd day and then starts to resolve; it can be reduced by using an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) over the affected area. Apply the ice pack for 10 minutes- avoiding heavy pressure, then remove or transfer it to a different location for 10 minutes. Do not freeze the skin. Apply the ice continuously, as much as possible, for the first 24 hours. Ice packs are helpful for the first 24 hours only. Also, keep your head elevated on 2 pillows for 4 days. These measures don’t eliminate swelling but help immensely to reduce its severity.
- Diet. If you have had wisdom teeth removed in Huntington Beach, do not eat for 2 hours after surgery (to allow blood clotting to begin undisturbed), then start with clear liquids, such as apple juice, tea, or broth. Gradually ramp up your diet as tolerated. Always cool down any hot foods or drinks during the first 24 hours. If you were sedated for surgery, avoiding fatty, creamy, or oily foods helps minimize nausea. You should eat only soft food for the first few days: for example, soups, juices, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf are delicate. For 2 weeks, avoid any hard & chewy foods such as European bread, pizza crust, steak or jerky, and nuts or popcorn. To help prevent dry sockets, do not use a straw for the first 3 days after surgery.
- Oral Hygiene. Wisdom Teeth Removal Huntington Beach tips – Begin brushing your teeth the day after surgery. It is important to brush all your teeth, even if the teeth and gums are sensitive. It is essential to proper healing that plaque and food are not allowed to accumulate near the extraction site. Smoking is strongly discouraged for at least a week. As with using straws, the suction causes increased bleeding, AND the nicotine and tar can cause delayed healing and loss of blood clots. Warm salt rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) should be used at least 4-5 times daily, especially after meals.
- Activity. Unless told otherwise, do no vigorous physical exercise for three days following surgery. Physical activity increases your blood pressure, which will cause an increase in swelling, pain, and bleeding. You may increase your activity, such as jogging or tennis, 5 to 7 days after surgery.
- Emergencies. If there are any serious problems or questions regarding wisdom teeth removal surgery which need Dr. Tran’s immediate attention, please feel free to reach us at (714)369-2823.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Huntington Beach FAQs
What is dry socket? When you have a wisdom tooth removed, you develop a blood clot over the removal site to protect and heal your underlying bone and nerve endings. This clot must stay in place until your gums have healed, and your mouth is back to normal. Sometimes the clot can become dislodged or not form. If that happens, you’ll experience the painful complication known as a dry socket, or alveolar osteitis. Dry socket is uncomfortable, VERY painful and delays healing. It’s important to try and avoid it.
The blood clot that forms after a tooth removal protects bone and nerve endings. It also helps your gums heal, so you want it to stay in place until you are healed from the surgery. Dry socket usually occurs because something moves or dissolves the blood clot from the socket. Sometimes dry socket occurs when you never develop the blood clot to begin with.Here are a few ways you can prevent dry socket:
1. Avoid straws
The suction movement of air and cheek muscles when you use a straw may dislodge your blood clot. You should avoid using straws for one week after your extraction.
2. Avoid smoking and tobacco
People who smoke and use tobacco are at a much higher risk of developing dry socket after tooth extraction. One study found that dry socket occurred in about 12% of people who smoked after a tooth extraction. By comparison, only 1-4 % of those who don’t smoke developed dry socket.The fast inhalation of smoking can dislodge your blood clot. This applies to smoking anything at all, not just cigarettes ( like vaping and marijuana). That’s because chemicals in other tobacco products prevent healing and lead to an infection. Reduce your tobacco intake for a couple weeks leading up to a planned surgery. If you need help avoiding tobacco while you recover, or if you’d like to use your dental surgery as a way to kick-start a smoking cessation program, your physician and we may have recommendations. If you’re not interested in quitting tobacco use, the following tips may help reduce your risk of dry socket:
- Switch to a nicotine patch.
- Wait at least 48 hours after your surgery before smoking. When you resume smoking, inhale very gently.
- Keep gauze in place over your socket while smoking.
- Avoid nicotine gum or chewing tobacco.
- When you’d normally smoke, distract yourself with a new habit.
If you plan to resume tobacco use after your surgery, ask your dentist or oral surgeon when you’re allowed to start.
3. Soft food
The first day after your surgery, eat only soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, and mashed potatoes. On the second day you can attempt slightly heartier foods but you should return to soft foods if you experience any pain.Avoid hard food which may get pushed into the sockets and dislodge the blood clot. Also avoid nuts, seeds, crunchy foods such as chips, and sticky foods which might get stuck in your socket.
4. Ask about medication interactions
Some studies show a link between dry socket and oral contraceptives. Other medications may prevent a proper blood clot from forming.
5. Proper oral hygiene
Keeping your mouth clean is one of the most important ways you can prevent dry socket. Oral hygiene helps prevent germs and bacterial from breaking down the blood clot.It’s possible you may be prescribed an antibacterial mouthwash to use after surgery.
6. Use of Your Stem Cells/ Blood concentrate:
PRF Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and its predecessor, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), are categorized as autologous blood concentrates, which are blood products made using your own blood. Blood is drawn and then we concentrates it using a centrifuge machine to separate the different blood components into individual, concentrated layers that we can use. Although several variations of this technology exist today that prioritize different blood components, the overarching concept in dentistry is the same — we use the your own blood to enhance healing after oral surgery. It is especially recommended for smokers in particular or for slow healers or patients with certain immunologic conditions.
First of all, a lot of patients hold off on wisdom teeth removal / extractions/ pulling out their wisdom teeth due to cost. Our office specializes in the removal of wisdom teeth and we ensure it is affordable so that you no longer have to hold off on your treatment. We are known for affordable wisdom teeth extraction all while you “sleep” under twilight sedation. Your surgery will be smooth and we guarantee you will love our team.
- A wisdom tooth that has not fully erupted can lead to bacterial infection called pericoronitis
- Due to the pericoronitis the wisdom tooth can cause, it can cause bad breath
- When a wisdom tooth doesn’t erupt, there are chances that it can lead to the development of a cyst which can damage bone and develop gum tissue
- A wisdom tooth that erupts “crooked” and not upright can permanently damage adjacent teeth and throw off your bite’s alignment and this will create a more expensive visit to the dentist
- Impacted wisdom teeth are difficult to take care of and therefore lead to decay, gum disease, bone damage, and throw off the alignment of your bite.
- Most impacted teeth will push all of your other teeth forward, making them crooked and uneven
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Wisdom teeth may become impacted if there is not enough room in the mouth for them to grow in normally and they can get trapped beneath the gums or against other teeth. This can occur when the jaw has not grown large enough to accommodate the tooth, the tooth is angled in the wrong direction, or it is blocked by other teeth.
Whether wisdom teeth should be removed depends on the individual. If the wisdom teeth are healthy and they don’t cause any pain or crowding, then they may not need to be removed. However, if the teeth become impacted, they may need to be extracted to avoid problems such as infection, tooth decay, and gum disease.
During the wisdom teeth removal procedure, patients can expect some pain and swelling; however, this typically resolves within a few days after the procedure. It is important for patients to follow post–operative instructions such as taking prescribed medications and avoiding strenuous activity. It is also important to keep the area where the teeth were removed clean and free of debris by brushing and rinsing with salt water.
Wisdom teeth extractions - Should you remove yours?
Should you “pull your wisdom teeth”? This is a case-by-case scenario. For the most part, wisdom teeth have no function therefore they are recommended to be removed, but if they are the following, we suggest you keep them:
- Grown in completely (fully erupted)
- Positioned correctly and biting properly with their opposing teeth
- Able to be cleaned as part of daily hygiene practices
However, wisdom teeth often don’t have room to grow properly and can cause problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. Problems can include wisdom teeth that:
- Remain wholly hidden within the gums. If they can’t usually emerge, wisdom teeth become trapped (impacted) within your jaw. Sometimes this can result in infection or can cause a cyst that can damage other teeth roots or bone support.
- Emerge partially through the gums. Because this area is hard to see and clean, wisdom teeth that partially emerge create a passageway that can become a magnet for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infection.
- Crowd nearby teeth. If wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come in properly, they may crowd or damage nearby teeth.
Dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth if they don’t fully erupt. Many dentists believe it’s better to remove wisdom teeth at a younger age, before the roots and bone are fully formed and when recovery is generally faster after surgery. This is why some young adults have their wisdom teeth pulled before the teeth cause problems.
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Post Operative Instructions for Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Pulling out your wisdom teeth can be scary; we get it. Once the wisdom teeth surgery is over, the scare is over, BUT we must follow these quick and easy instructions to ensure no issues arise.
Day 1: Continue biting on the gauze for 30-60 minutes following your procedure. Do NOT spit, rinse, suck (using a straw), smoke, or drink carbonated or alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours. Passively empty your mouth when needed. The goal is to keep blood clots in the socket to prevent bleeding and a painful complication known as DRY SOCKET.
Day 2: You will most likely experience one or more symptoms: Minor pain, swelling, bruising, limitation in opening or closing your mouth, pain in the jaw or ear, and sore throat. It is essential to listen to your body and take it easy. No heavy lifting, spitting, sucking, alcohol, or smoking.
- Oral hygiene: Brush gently. A gentle lukewarm salt water rinse can be used to freshen your mouth. But again, do not spit; just let the fluid passively empty. The corners of your mouth may become cracked and dry – moisturize frequently.
- Discomfort: Over-the-counter- pain medication (Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Tylenol) may be taken as directed on the bottle to relieve discomfort.
- Swelling: Apply cold compresses to the affected area at 10-minute intervals for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling. Any swelling that occurs usually diminishes within 72 hours; call the office if there is no change.
- Bleeding: Some blood oozing is normal for the first 12-24 hours. Put a hand towel on your pillow, as some drooling can occur when you are numb. If you experience excessive bleeding, apply firm pressure with 1-2 folded gauze pads or a wet tea bag on the affected area for 30-60 minutes and keep your head elevated. Call the office if the bleeding does not subside.
- Diet: Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid carbonated and alcoholic beverages. A soft diet will be easiest: yogurt, milkshakes (no straw), soups, fish, and pasta. Nothing too spicy is recommended. Having a little tenderness while chewing and difficulty opening wide is normal.
- Stitches: If you have received sutures, avoid playing with them. A fifteen-minute appointment will be needed to remove the sutures in 7-10 days.
- Prescriptions: If you have been prescribed antibiotics, take them as directed until they are all gone, even if symptoms dissipate. Some antibiotics can interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills or other medications. If pain medication or a mouth rinse is prescribed, take it as directed.
In case of any unusual disturbances after the wisdom teeth removal, if you have any questions or any post-surgical problems, please call the office at (714) 369-2823.