Your Wisdom Teeth: Why You Can Relax About Removal

Do you feel like the decision to say yes to wisdom teeth removal, whether your teeth are problematic or not, has been weighing on you? Are you under the impression that this is something you need to think long and hard about and that could cause you some regret later? Good news. You can absolutely relax and feel good about your choice, assuming you’ve come in to see our Cerritos, CA team and are making an informed decision. Learn more about why and you’ll feel that weight lift from your shoulders in an instant!

You Don’t Need Those Third Molars

Fortunately, you don’t need your wisdom teeth. We encourage you to remind yourself of this fact, when you are thinking about wisdom teeth removal. You’re not going to need to replace them. You’re not going to be missing out on anything if they’re not there. Instead, you will be avoiding all associated complications that they (very frequently) bring!

Even Healthy Ones Can Cause Trouble

Don’t feel bad. Not even if you decide to follow through with wisdom teeth removal for third molars that seem perfectly healthy. While you may initially struggle, as you wonder why you would consider extracting teeth that are seemingly harmless, we remind you of the following fact: These teeth are hard to reach. They’re full of grooves. They act like traps for bacteria. So, if you are exceptionally good with your dental hygiene and think keeping these teeth very clean will be easy, we may instruct you to hold off on extractions. However, for most patients, the extra effort (and potential decay) that comes with these teeth in the very back of your smile means removal is a very solid way to protect your oral health.

We Are Here To Explain Everything

When it’s time for wisdom teeth removal, or at least you’re starting to get the feeling that this is probably a good idea for your oral health, you may realize there’s a lot to consider. Is the removal of your third molars the best choice for you? What will recovery after your procedure include? What about those rumors you have heard from friends? What if…? We know. It’s oral surgery, which means you’d like to feel you’re doing the right thing and you’d like to feel fully informed. Remember: We are happy to answer all questions and provide you with complete, detailed instructions that will make protecting your smile a breeze!

Feel Confident About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Feel good about your choice to follow through with the extraction of your wisdom teeth by coming in to speak with our team about the details. Ask any question you have, so we may provide additional information! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities.