Some lucky patients develop up to all four of their wisdom teeth with no issues whatsoever. When wisdom teeth grow in straight and healthy and the jaw has room to support them, then they usually don’t pose a problem.

But why might your dentist be recommending that you have yours pulled when you don’t even feel them?

Dr. Alizadeh and his dental team at Marconi Dental Group would like you to understand the following reasons.

Smile Alignment Problems

There just may not be enough room in your jaw for wisdom teeth to squeeze in. If they attempt it, the rest of your teeth could be pushed out of alignment. Not only will your smile look a little funny, but crowded teeth are harder to keep clean. They’re more prone to tooth decay and gum disease.

Damage from Impaction

Wisdom teeth are notorious for being impacted! What that means is that they have developed below the bone in a way that they cannot erupt normally. Impaction creates a big problem if a wisdom tooth is poised to grow into the roots of the tooth in front of it. This would cause jaw pain and irreparable damage to other teeth. If your dentist notices that your wisdom teeth are not in a good position, then he or she may recommend removing them before they cause you problems.

Partial Eruption

Wisdom teeth sometimes don’t come in all the way. Part of the tooth may remain trapped under the gum tissue. This has the potential to cause big problems. The partial covering of gum tissue is prone to trapping food and bacteria. Your chances of developing gum inflammation and decay in that area increase when the tooth isn’t fully erupted. It’s usually more cost and time-efficient to remove wisdom teeth before such problems set in rather than try to treat and restore them.

Time Is Everything!

The last factor to consider is time. Perhaps your wisdom teeth aren’t bothering you now, but it may be easier to have them all removed at once. Think about it this way: would you rather have your teeth removed one by one at separate appointments as they cause painful problems at inconvenient times? Or would you rather plan a week-long staycation from work to relax and heal after a one-time surgery at a time you choose in advance?

Wisdom Tooth Care in Carmichael

Wisdom teeth don’t always have to be removed. But the safest way to be sure is to have the position and health of your teeth checked by dental professionals.

Stop by the office of Marconi Dental Group for a complete evaluation of your wisdom teeth. Cutting-edge digital imaging allows us to get a careful look at the position of your wisdom teeth and make recommendations from there. You’ll find that the entire experience – from evaluation to extraction, if necessary – is a surprisingly easy and comfortable one here at Marconi Dental Group.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

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Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

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Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.

 

The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.