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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom tooth eruption can mean jaw pain, gum inflammation, and other negative oral health problems for some patients. 

Wisdom teeth extraction can prevent problems from worsening and stop these painful symptoms right away.

Dr. David Garate and his team in Chula Vista, CA, stay on top of the latest technology trends to effectively remove wisdom teeth.

Why Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom tooth extraction is performed when there isn’t space for the third molars (otherwise known as the wisdom teeth) to erupt from the gums properly, resulting in an impacted wisdom tooth. Without extraction, these rear teeth can cause pain and a host of other dental problems now or in the future.

Though not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many do undergo this procedure in their teens or early twenties. Having problem wisdom teeth removed, even before they cause problems, can help keep your smile healthy and straight and prevent complications in the years to come.

Dr. David Garate and Dr. Myriam V. Falcon at Perfect Smiles California have a combined 40 years of dentistry experience and offer patients in Chula Vista, National City, and throughout San Diego the latest in advanced technology when dealing with wisdom teeth. Whether an impacted tooth is causing you pain now or you want to avoid future complications, they have the skills and technology to preserve your dental health.

Prevent Extensive Oral Health Problems With Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth that are impacted or cause crowding can affect your bite and create pockets that trap food particles, leading to decay or even infection.  Among the problems wisdom teeth can cause, include:

  • Misalignment
  • Decay
  • Unbalanced Bite
  • Impaction
  • Abscesses

Treating Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Dr. Garate can provide wisdom tooth extraction if your third molars are impacted. Often, wisdom teeth do not erupt properly, which can cause pain, misalignment, and other issues. Following extraction, Dr. Garate will provide guidance to help you have a fast and comfortable recovery.

Step-by-Step Process of Wisdom Tooth  Removal

Wisdom teeth don't always arrive when it's convenient for your budget. We offer flexible financing so you don't have to delay dental care.

Day of Procedure

Wisdom teeth don't always arrive when it's convenient for your budget. We offer flexible financing so you don't have to delay dental care.

Request a Consultation

Request a consultation to see if wisdom teeth extraction is right for you. Has another dentist or oral surgeon suggested this procedure, but you are not convinced it is necessary? We'll offer an honest and unbiased second opinion for free. Our dentists can assess your mouth, including wisdom teeth that have not erupted, using advanced 3D imaging technology. This can determine if your wisdom teeth may cause problems in the future.

Undergo Surgery

Dr. Garate and his team perform gentle extraction using the latest techniques and technology in dental care. After the tooth is extracted, the dentist will close the extraction site with dissolvable sutures and apply gauze to aid in blood clot formation.

Recover at Home

Wisdom teeth extraction is typically an outpatient procedure and our dentist will provide you with aftercare tips to promote healing and deal with discomfort. Aftercare tips are important for preventing problems, like a dry socket, which occurs when a blood clot fails to form or gets dislodged. Cleaning the treatment area carefully, not drinking from a straw, and eating soft foods can avoid the problems associated with dry socket.

"I can say I have a PERFECT SMILE!" 5-Star Reviews From Chula Vista, CA, Patients




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Had an appointment one day for consultation with Dr. Garate to remove a wisdom tooth. Next day, Dr Garate removed the tooth. Before I new it, it was gone. No pain after the procedure. Very professional and courteous Assistants and staff. Excellent response and removal. I am going back for more work as soon as possible. I would highly recommend this Dentistry, it’s Doctors, Assistant’s and overall Staff.

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Got my wisdom teeth taken out. Dr. Garate was super nice, very professional. Explained the whole process I was about to go though but at the same time he made me feel really relaxed about it. He was always available to answer my follow up questions; I can say I have a PERFECT SMILE !

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The team at Perfect Smile California

Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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