Healthy Mouth Tips

Many people will not need to have their wisdom teeth removed either because they grow in correctly and are healthy, but more often than not, they will cause major problems down the road. Wisdom teeth are the third molar that starts to come in between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one. It is important to see the dentist regularly so that they can identify early whether you will need to have them removed before they cause complications.

When to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

They are painful – One of the most common symptoms that your wisdom teeth are coming in incorrectly is pain. This pain can be cause by wisdom teeth coming in impacted, crowded, or crooked. Prolonged pain can lead to headaches and jaw stiffness.

They are impacted – Wisdom teeth that grow into your jaw instead of up can become impacted and wont break the gum surface. Though impacted wisdom teeth wont always cause problems, they will require surgery to remove if they cause too much pain and jaw problems.

They are growing in crooked – If your wisdom teeth are growing in crooked they may barely come through the surface of your gum which can cause many issues. These shallow teeth can be difficult to clean making them an ideal place for bacteria to grow which could lead to gum disease. The gum flap can also catch food particles and cause severely bad breath and infections.

They don’t have room – When your wisdom teeth began pushing their way up, they can push your healthy and straight teeth out of their way. If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for that third molar, other teeth may begin to shift and become crowded. if they aren’t removed soon enough, you may need to get braces to straighten teeth back out.

See Your Dentist

Even if your wisdom teeth do not cause problems right away, your dentist still may want to remove them before these issues appear. If your wisdom teeth are coming in, or if you are experiencing pain in the back parts of your jaw, you may want to consult your dentist right away. If you have more questions about when to have your wisdom teeth removed and live in the La Habra, CA area, please contact Dr. Kenneth Cho and his team today!

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2 months ago

Look No Further!

I have been going to Dr. Cho Dentistry for over 20 years since I was a teenager, and now I take my whole family there. The staff is great and Dr. Cho is a true professional. Highly recommended!

2 months ago

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a year ago

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Gamaliel Hernandez

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Lindsay Weatherford

6 months ago

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Dr. Cho has been my dentist for about a year, after my family and I relocated to the area last year. Very recently I experienced tremendous tooth pain in one of my back molars. I called the office a...

Veronica Ramírez

3 months ago

Great Office!

New patient for examination and cleaning: Arrived early 11:48 am for 12:00pm appointment, had paperwork filled out by 12:01, called to the back at 12:16. Had full x- rays, photographs -in my opinion unnecessary - and a panoramic x-ray - which was a bad image as the bottom half of the image was obstructed by the lead apron. The dentist exam included deep poking of gums to check for gum pockets, heavy hands noted toward the back teeth which resulted in bleeding - I brush and floss regularly and never bleed from flossing, however, dentist recommendation was “gum treatment, ” which is essentially a deep cleaning under local anesthesia in all 4 quadrants, this is not fully covered by the insurance, I was quoted $600 out of pocket. I declined stating “I will not pay that.” The regular cleaning was not performed as I declined the deep cleaning, no other option. Just felt like the deep cleaning should be reserved for people with symptomatic gum disease, including symptoms such as bleeding or red gums - both of which I do not experience. I’m definitely getting a second opinion and recommend always getting a second opinion if a dentist readily “recommends” a “gum treatment” on the very first visit, which may be unnecessary and lead to unwarranted invasive treatment with possible complications.

Alejandra Barquero

a month ago

Dr. Cho is Awesome

I visited Dr.Cho’s office after reading amazing yelp reviews. I was extremely hesitant to make an appointment at first due to my bad history with other dentists but now I am so glad I did. The front...

John H.

7 days ago

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Lisa W., Patient

Great personal care

Dr. Kenneth Cho is a dentist that we trust. My family and I have been going to his office for 20+ years. He was the first dentist for both of my children (now collage age), and they still go to him. He can take care of every need for oral health including braces. No need to go from place to place, and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.

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