Your third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last teeth to erupt, there is rarely enough space left to accommodate those teeth properly. As a result of this lack of space, the wisdom teeth become impacted, or unable to fully break through the gum tissues, or come in at an incorrect angle. This can lead to a number of problems for your oral health and smile, including:

  • Misaligned teeth, disrupting natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Infection and inflammation in the gums and other oral tissues
  • Cysts
  • Damage to the jawbone

Dr. Robert Zama provides wisdom teeth removal to prevent these and other problems from occurring. We monitor the progression of tooth eruption, including the wisdom teeth, as part of your regular dental exams, and when the wisdom teeth begin to come in our dentist will evaluate their position to determine if those teeth need to be extracted. If the wisdom teeth do indeed need to be removed, we will take care to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible and will provide you with detailed post-op instructions afterwards to help you heal and recover.

To schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist and learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Torrance, California, call Zama Dental today at 310-325-0684.

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We invite you to call or visit us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Zama and learn more about our dental services. We look forward to meeting you soon and providing you with quality care that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams!