Wisdom Teeth

Hyun S. Bang, DDS

General Dentistry located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

When you hear the words “wisdom teeth,” does your mind immediately go to oral surgery? If so, that’s probably because you’ve heard from countless people who needed to have their wisdom teeth extracted. In fact, it’s even common to preventively remove these teeth before they fully form to minimize complications down the road. At her dental clinic in San Francisco, Hyun S. Bang, DDS, and her team offer low-pain, gentle, laser-assisted wisdom teeth removal. To learn more, call them or schedule your appointment online.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth and why are they usually a problem?

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that develop later in life. They usually start to push through the gums in a person’s late teens or early 20s.

The issue is your mouth already has two sets of other molars. The arrival of this third set can crowd your mouth, causing a range of issues.

Some of the most common problems from wisdom teeth arise because the tooth is impacted, which means it isn’t growing into your mouth normally. This impacted tooth can cause:

  • Crowding, pushing your other teeth out of alignment
  • Inflammation and infection in your gums
  • Damage to the neighboring teeth

Fortunately, you can have your wisdom teeth removed to prevent or stop the progress of all of these issues, protecting your smile and your mouth’s comfort.

What is the process like for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Dentists have been performing wisdom teeth extractions for decades. Today, the process has advanced significantly. Hyun S. Bang, DDS, uses the latest dental innovations to make this process as quick and painless as possible for each of their patients.

Specifically, they offer gentle, laser-assisted wisdom tooth extraction. Using the laser, your wisdom tooth extraction specialist removes the tooth from your jaw while protecting the surrounding jawbone, gums, and teeth.

What are the benefits of laser-assisted wisdom tooth extraction?

Hyun S. Bang, DDS, has chosen to use a laser during wisdom tooth removal because it offers their patients a number of benefits, including:

  • Minimal pain and swelling
  • Reduced chance for infection
  • Less trauma to the surgery site
  • Faster healing

The laser offers Hyun S. Bang, DDS, a higher level of precision than other extraction tools so they can minimize the impacts on the surrounding area.

As it works, the laser kills bacteria that could cause infection and stimulates the growth of new, healthy tissue in the area, speeding your recovery.

Because it’s a low-pain, gentle, and precise way to remove your wisdom teeth, Hyun S. Bang, DDS, offers laser-assisted wisdom tooth extraction to all their patients.

If you’re experiencing mouth pain or just aren’t sure about the status of your wisdom teeth, call Hyun S. Bang, DDS, or book an appointment online. Their dedicated team is here to help you keep your mouth comfortable and your teeth straight and healthy.