also known as third molars, are the last teeth to develop, and erupt into the jaws usually in the late teens. If removal of the wisdom teeth is indicated, the procedure is best tolerated before the roots are completely formed, because gum tissue tends to heal better at a youger age. Impacted teeth can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and infection, because they are difficult to clean, and can result in other pathology such as cysts. They can also cause damage to the surrounding teeth and gum tissue.
Even if you are not experiencing the common symptoms of impacted teeth, such as pain, swelling and signs of infection, your dentist may still have referred you to Dr. Darmstadt. This is because an impacted tooth has the potential to causepermanent damage to adjacent teeth, gum tissue and supporting bone structure.
What's next? Dr. Darmstadt will take a panorex radiograph of your jaw which can detect potential problems which can be prevented by extracting the impacted teeth.
What should you expect when scheduling your surgery?
Prior to your surgery, you will be seen for an exam with Dr. Darmstadt
If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that Dr. Darmstadt provides many types of dental services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
To help us stay on schedule, please have all the required registration steps completed prior to arrival.
Insurance carrier information including policy holders name and date of birth
Extraction Order or Office Referral
Medical History including medications
Medical release forms from; Cardiologist, Primary Care, Ect.
If you are unable to obtain any of the required registration materials, please contact our office so that we can make alternate arrangements, prior to your visit.
PLEASE CALL US AT 714-635-7471 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
Questions about Anesthesia
As with so many other parts of the treatment process, this will depend on a number of factors that are specific to your case.
Some of the details Dr. Darmstadt will take into consideration include:
Your medical history
Your sensitivity to medications
Any medications you are currently taking
The length of procedure
Your personal preferences
As a part of the advanced training that oral surgeons receive, Dr. Darmstadt has received training in anesthesia. He also works with an experienced anesthesia team to help keep you safe and comfortable. Different levels of anesthesia are available, and we'll discuss your anesthesia needs as a part of the treatment planning process.
Most levels of anesthesia, including local anesthesia (numbing), nitrous oxide gas, and IV anesthesia allow you to remain awake during treatment (although some patients do become so relaxed that they fall asleep during their procedure!). If your procedure is going to be lengthy or you are particularly anxious, we may decide on general anesthesia. This is the type of anesthesia where you sleep through the surgery and only wake up once your procedure is complete.
We can provide all levels of anesthesia right here in our Anaheim oral surgery practice, but if needed, a hospital setting or out-patient surgery center is also available for some cases.