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Wisdom Teeth Removal by Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson

January 7, 2016

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Wisdom Teeth Removal explained by Costa Mesa Dentist Dr. Jorgenson

By Libby Dahl

I wanted to write a blog post about my recent wisdom teeth removal experience.  When I was younger, I had a gap in between my two front teeth.  I was always told that when my wisdom teeth came in the gap would close itself.  However, around age 16, my wisdom teeth still had not come in.  I went through a dramatic and socially devastating 9 month traditional braces treatment in 10th grade, but my gap was finally closed.  At some point in my 20s, I grew two wisdom teeth on the top only.  At first they did not bother me, but since I did not have bottom wisdom teeth, the top ones super-erupted and were longer than my regular molars.

wisdom teeth symptoms

Wisdom Teeth

Over the last few years as long work days and stress increased, I began grinding my teeth at night and clenching which cause the super-erupted molars to dig into my cheeks and gums.  Just before Christmas, our hygienist Lisa Thurm was cleaning my teeth and informed me that I had two large cavities on each of my wisdom teeth.  I told her that I had no idea, because I hadn’t experienced any pain, and that it was hard to get my toothbrush back there.  The last straw was during the holidays.  My jaw, teeth, and cheeks had just about had it.  I finally asked Dr. Jorgenson if he could pull them for me.  I help patients with wisdom teeth removal all the time, but never had experienced it myself.  I have heard of many different experiences from wisdom teeth removal that seemed extreme and unpleasant; however, I knew I was in excellent hands with Dr. Jorgenson.  I wasn’t nervous, but at the same time wasn’t sure what to expect.