Impacted Teeth in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Usually, as the jaws develop, the teeth erupt through the soft tissues and take on their roles in oral health. Sometimes, teeth are trapped in the bone and gums without the ability to fully erupt. This is called having an impacted tooth or teeth and might present discomfort or additional oral concerns in certain situations. Adult and baby teeth can become trapped in the jaw resulting from several conditions, including not enough room for a tooth to grow in properly or teeth that are too angled. At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, we perform skilled care for impacted canines, wisdom teeth, and other types of tooth impaction to help children and adults receive the care required for increased dental wellness. To explore your options for treating impacted teeth, contact our practice in Sherman Oaks, CA to book a consultation with Dr. Husam Elias.

Younger and older patients might be affected by a tooth impaction; however, the older a person gets, it is far less likely it will grow in on its own. Any type of tooth could be stuck in the jaw, but Dr. Elias finds that the condition frequently involves third molars (wisdom teeth) and eye teeth (canines). For some patients, an impacted tooth may not cause harm to the mouth and can simply be monitored. But if such a tooth is threatening your oral health or comfort, seek treatment at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts. Candidates for tooth impaction treatment are often those who have:

  • Discomfort or swelling in the mouth or jaw
  • Delayed eruption of a tooth
  • Retained baby teeth
  • Extra teeth present in the jaw
  • Malpositioned, tipped, or rotated teeth
  • An unusually small jaw or narrow dental arch
  • Overcrowding of the teeth
  • Traumatic mouth or jaw injuries
  • Cysts or other growths preventing tooth eruption

During your consultation, our team will take an x-ray of your jaw to evaluate the impacted tooth and then determine the ideal form of treatment. Fully or partially impacted wisdom teeth or other problematic teeth may require extraction. For impacted canines, we may perform a treatment to expose the surface of the tooth to allow for the attachment of an orthodontic appliance, which can guide the tooth into the proper eruption. Impacted teeth treatments are generally performed under local anesthesia, but additional sedation dentistry services may also be available.

We will provide you with aftercare instructions to follow once your tooth impaction treatment is complete. You will need an adult to drive you home if you received certain types of sedation. Pain medications or cold compresses to your face may be recommended to ease swelling, discomfort, or other symptoms as you heal. Our team will also provide tips on how to care for your teeth and gums as your mouth recovers, such as avoiding spitting, smoking, and the use of a straw following tooth extractions. We can help you set up a follow-up visit at our Sherman Oaks, CA office so we can ensure your mouth is healing properly.

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

M.W. Yelp

He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday - Dr. Elias is wonderful! He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday. He's a true artist & perfectionist! He's really good at injectables as well. I get Botox & fillers all the time with him. The staff is very friendly!

C. RealSelf

Excellent, clear communication, professional. Great staff with a fun vibe. Clean office. Lots of follow ups and no issues with my dental implant! Everyone was A+.

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Treating an impacted tooth reduces the risk of oral infection, crowding, discomfort, and other unpleasant oral health conditions. Southern California Center for Surgical Arts cares for Sherman Oaks, CA patients and manages the condition to help preserve your overall oral health. Learn more about your impacted teeth treatment options by scheduling a visit to Southern California Center for Surgical Arts.

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