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Wisdom Teeth Evaluation and Extraction


Expert Oral Health Solutions at Giant Smiles Dental


At Giant Smiles Dental, we prioritize your oral health and comfort, offering specialized services in Manhattan Beach dental care. Dr. Greg Ray and our team of dental professionals are dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluations and solutions for wisdom teeth, ensuring that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their needs.

Your Comprehensive Wisdom Teeth Assessment with Dr. Greg Ray


Wisdom teeth, or third molars, can be a source of discomfort and can affect your overall oral health. That’s why Giant Smiles Dental offers thorough wisdom teeth evaluations as part of our Manhattan Beach dental care services. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Greg Ray, we utilize advanced imaging technology to assess the condition of your wisdom teeth and determine the most appropriate course of action.

Tailored Care and Trusted Oral Surgeon Referrals


Should the evaluation reveal that wisdom teeth extraction is necessary, you can trust Giant Smiles Dental to provide a seamless referral process to one of our esteemed oral surgeons. Dr. Greg Ray works closely with a network of skilled oral surgeons in the Manhattan Beach area, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care and expertise for your procedure.

What to Expect from Your Manhattan Beach Dental Care Provider


  1. INITIAL CONSULTATION: Begin with a detailed assessment of your wisdom teeth by Dr. Greg Ray, who will address any questions and provide a clear overview of potential next steps.
  2. ┬áCUSTOM TREATMENT PLAN: If extraction is advised, you’ll receive a personalized treatment plan, including comprehensive pre- and post-operative care instructions.
  3. EXPERT ORAL SURGEON REFERRAL: Benefit from a direct referral to a trusted oral surgeon, chosen specifically to meet your unique needs and ensure optimal care.
  4.  DEDICATED FOLLOW-UP CARE: Dr. Greg Ray and the Giant Smiles Dental team offer attentive follow-up care to monitor your recovery and ensure a smooth, comfortable healing process.



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Dr. Greg Ray and the Giant Smiles Dental team are committed to providing exceptional Manhattan Beach dental care, starting with expert wisdom teeth evaluations and continuing through every phase of your treatment and recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?

Wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary when these third molars do not have enough room to emerge or develop normally. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, infection, and other dental problems. Removing problematic wisdom teeth can prevent potential complications and maintain oral health.

2. How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

Signs that wisdom teeth may need to be extracted include pain at the back of the mouth, repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth, cysts (fluid-filled sacs) near the wisdom teeth, tumor development, damage to nearby teeth, and gum disease. However, some people may not experience symptoms, so regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection.

3. What does the wisdom tooth extraction procedure involve?

The procedure can vary depending on the position of the wisdom teeth and their stage of development. A simple extraction involves removing a fully emerged tooth. For a tooth that has not come in or is impacted, the procedure may involve making an incision in the gum to access the tooth, possibly removing some bone around the tooth, and dividing the tooth into sections to minimize the amount of bone being removed.

4. What can I expect during recovery from wisdom tooth extraction?

Recovery typically takes a few days. You may experience swelling and mild discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It’s important to follow your oral surgeon’s instructions, which may include resting, avoiding certain foods, and not smoking to promote healing. You’ll also be advised on how to clean the extraction site properly.

5. How long does it take to fully recover from wisdom tooth extraction?

Most people start to feel better in three to four days and fully recover in about two weeks. If your wisdom teeth were impacted or came in at an awkward angle, it might take a bit longer. Following your oral surgeon’s aftercare instructions can help speed up recovery and minimize complications.


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