Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that emerge. Wisdom teeth usually emerge during your late teens to early twenties. For some people, the wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to come in naturally. For others, wisdom teeth can cause issues as they are trying to surface through the gums. When a tooth is impacted, it is emerging at an unnatural angle. This can cause pain, or the tooth can come in unevenly.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to the jaw and teeth. They also provide a place for bacteria to gather since wisdom teeth are hard to reach and clean. These problems make it necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth. As a general rule: the longer a patient waits to have their wisdom teeth removed, the more complicated the procedure and recovery become.
We are pleased to have partnered with Dr. Michael Clark to serve the oral surgery needs of our patients. Dr. Clark has practiced in South Orange County for over twenty years and has developed a reputation for clinical excellence and compassionate care for his patients. At our office, Dr. Clark offers his expertise in wisdom teeth removal and other oral surgery needs for our patients.
Your safety and your comfort are our top priorities. Dr. Clark and his staff are expertly trained in sedation. We offer local anesthesia, laughing gas, conscious sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia to our patients undergoing surgical procedures. Dr. Clark has served as an instructor for outpatient general anesthesia at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and is on the California State Board General Anesthesia Examiner Panel. Our goal is to make sure that your oral surgery treatment is as easy and comfortable as possible.