Wisdom Teeth Removal in Palo Alto
Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton
Third Molars commonly known as Wisdom teeth are the last molars to appear in the back of your mouth, generally between the ages of 16 and 22. If you don’t have space in the jaw, wisdom teeth can be impacted, meaning that they can’t break through the gums. The angle of the tooth can also cause it to be impacted, and we see mesial impacts frequently – where a tooth faces forward at an angle instead of straight up.
An obstructed wisdom tooth may require removal, otherwise you could experience swelling, extreme pain, or tenderness of the gum. Impacted teeth can be hard to reach, and inadequate cleaning could lead to infection, tooth decay, and in the worst cases, gum disease.
During your initial consultation, we will take x-rays and use specialized imaging tools to get a clear picture of the positioning of your wisdom teeth to determine the best course of action specific to your needs.
We’re often asked about the healing process which varies from patient to patient, but there are common occurences most people experience. The complexity of the extraction determines each patient’s healing time, and once your particular situation is diagnosed, Dr. Kazemi will walk you through the process so you’ll have a clear understanding of just how to heal properly.
If you have wisdom teeth that are hurting, we can help! Please call our Palo Alto dentist office at (650) 321-3220 or send an email to DrHakim@ExtraordinarySmile.com and let’s discuss your options.
Our Clients Say it Best
“Dr Hakim and staff are awesome. Over the past 10 years, they have treated me and my teeth extremely well! I have gotten everything from crowns, fillings, and cleanings. Dr. Hakim is an excellent dentist!”–Ramzi
“I love the team here. Donna always provides great customer service and has remembered me from my first visit. I called today at 9:30am about a problematic tooth and they had me scheduled at 3:45pm. I arrived an hour early and they still saw me right away. They took care of it immediately and, so far, no more pain. I highly recommend Dr. Hakim.”–Lauren
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“Absolutely phenomenal staff! 1st time visiting and everything went super smoothly. The staff makes you feel comfortable, and Dr. Hakim is so sweet, gentle and super clear. Very unique experience– super glad I was and will continue to have this dental care!”–Anabel
“Rating: 5 “As one of your older patients, I am a big fan of Invisalign. I would have never gone through the typical orthodontic procedures for braces. People did not even know that I was wearing anything on my teeth. It never proved to be a problem. I am very, very pleased with the results of Invisalign. I am almost finished and only have good things to say about it.”
“Rating: 5 “Dr. Hakim sets the bar for patient care standards. Dr. Hakim’s extraordinary technical dental skills resonate throughout the organization, and each staff member is expected to deliver the same high level of expertise in their own job functions, all the while having the concern of the patient in focus. Each staff member seems to have the best interest of the patients in mind while performing their duties.”–Danielle
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“Rating: 5 “The office is run very well. My call was answered when I called, and I was able to get an evaluation visit very quickly. Dr. Hakim is very competitive on price. I will be returning for Invisalign treatment.”
“Rating: 5 “Painless and friendly. What more do you want?”