Wisdom Teeth Removal Upland, Rancho Cucamonga
Watch Dr. Gilbert discuss wisdom teeth removal
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Gilbert can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon.
All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Our doctors are trained, licensed, and highly experienced in providing various types of anesthesia for patients.
Call Inland Institute – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 909-982-8888 to make an appointment if you are experiencing any wisdom teeth pain. During that time, Dr. Gilbert and staff will outline the best treatment options for wisdom teeth removal and provide you with cost estimates.
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Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can happen. Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients, it is as early as 12 or 13, and in others, it may not be until the early twenties. Problems tend to occur with increasing frequency after the age of 30. Some of the possible problems related to not removing your wisdom teeth include:
The most frequent clinical problem we see is pericoronitis, (a localized gum infection). Without enough room for total eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth can become irritated and infected, resulting in recurrent pain, swelling, and problems with chewing and/or swallowing.
Non-infectious diseases may also arise in association with an impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts are fluid-filled “balloons” inside the jaw bone that develop as a result of impacted teeth and slowly expand destroying adjacent jaw bone and occasionally teeth. They can be very difficult to treat if your wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years. Although rare, tumors can be associated with the delayed removal of wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth may contribute to the crowding of your teeth. This is most noticeable with the front teeth, primarily the lower front teeth, and is most commonly seen after a patient has had braces. There are a number of factors that cause teeth to crowd after braces or in early adulthood. Retained, impacted wisdom teeth may be a contributing factor. Unless you have an active problem when you see the oral surgeon, the reason for removal is primarily to prevent long-term damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw bone.
Damage to Adjacent Teeth:
If there is inadequate room to clean around the wisdom tooth, the tooth directly in front, the second molar, can be adversely affected resulting in gum disease, bone loss around the tooth, and/or decay.
To read more about wisdom teeth, view our informative pages below.
- Wisdom Teeth
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- After Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Recovery Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Parent’s Guide to Prepare their Child for Wisdom Teeth Removal
- 4 Reasons Why You Should Have All 4 Wisdom Teeth Removed at Once
What If I Don’t Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed As A Teenager Or Young Adult?
As wisdom teeth develop, the roots become longer and the jaw bone denser. When it is necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth in your thirties, forties, or beyond, the post-operative course can be prolonged and there is a higher complication rate. Treating these complications is often more difficult and less predictable than with a younger patient. Healing may be slower and the chance of infection can be increased. If your impacted wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years or early in your twenties and they are completely impacted in bone, it may be advisable to wait until a localized problem (such as cyst formation or localized gum disease and bone loss) develops. In general, you will heal faster, more predictably, and have fewer complications if treated in your teens or early twenties.
The Day of Treatment
Be sure to have an adult with you at the time of removal. Make plans to have a parent or responsible adult stay with you for the rest of the day, following wisdom tooth removal.
What Happens On The Day Wisdom Teeth Are Removed?
Most people prefer to be unaware of the experience when they have their wisdom teeth removed and usually decide to be sedated. You will be provided with appropriate anesthesia options at your consultation. All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize your comfort. Our office staff has the training, licensing, and experience to provide the various types of anesthesia. These services are provided in an environment of optimum safety, utilizing modern monitoring equipment and a well trained experienced staff. The Surgical Care Team, the office facilities, and the doctors are inspected on behalf of the Board of Dental Examiners on a regular basis.
On the day of your procedure, you will take medications to help minimize post-operative pain and swelling. We ask that a parent or responsible adult accompanies you to the office and plans to stay with you for the rest of the day. The procedure will take about 30 to 60 minutes and you will probably be in the office for 90 minutes. Recent advances in medicine and technology allow patients to undergo wisdom tooth removal in a manner, which promotes rapid healing and minimal post-operative discomfort. State of the art sterilization and infection control techniques are used at all times.
On the morning or afternoon of your surgery, it is essential that you have nothing to eat or drink (excluding prescription medications with a sip of water) for at least 6 hours (preferably longer). This does not mean you should try to fit in one “last meal” exactly six hours before your surgery. Having anything in your stomach can increase the risk of serious anesthetic complications, including nausea and vomiting. Your procedure will be rescheduled if you have not heeded these guidelines. We may provide you with a prescription for pain medication at your consultation appointment, which for your convenience, can be filled in advance. When you are seated in the surgical room, we will make every effort to make you as comfortable as possible. If you are going to be sedated, we usually will place an IV in your left arm. This is a quick and nearly painless procedure that ensures optimal delivery of your medication. Local anesthesia is given to you afterward to ensure comfort, and allow adequate time to travel home and rest. You will be sleepy for a significant portion of the day.
If your surgery requires stitches, these are usually the type that dissolves in 3 to 5 days and do not require removal. You may also notice a sensation of your gums feeling swollen and pulling away from your teeth. This is all part of the normal recovery and will subside in several days.
Once the local anesthesia wears off, you may require prescription pain medication. Please try non-narcotic anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Advil®) first, to see if that adequately treats your pain. If not, begin your other prescription pain medication. The local anesthesia may last until the following day, and should not be confused with an injury to your nerve. We recommend starting your post-operative diet with clear liquids such as jello and broths, gradually increasing in substance as your body permits.
We do not recommend using dairy products such as yogurt, ice cream, or milkshakes on the day of surgery, as nausea and vomiting may develop in conjunction with the anesthetic and pain medication. If you are given antibiotics and you take birth control pills, please be aware that birth control pills might become ineffective and take appropriate precautions.
What Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost And Is It Covered By Insurance?
The fee for your treatment is determined by a number of factors. These may include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth and which type of anesthesia is best for you. During your consultation appointment, the surgeon will need to review your x-rays, complete an examination, and determine the best option for anesthesia, before an accurate estimate can be provided. Every insurance company has a different policy regarding the extent of coverage for a given surgical procedure. The oral surgeon’s office staff will help you obtain maximum insurance coverage for your treatment.
Call Inland Institute – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 909-982-8888 with questions or to schedule your wisdom teeth removal consultation with Dr. Gilbert. During that time, Dr. Gilbert and staff will outline the best treatment options for wisdom teeth removal and provide you with cost estimates.
What If I Have Questions Before Surgery?
At the time of your consultation, your specific situation will be discussed in greater detail. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have. If new questions arise after your consultation, please call our office at Inland Institute – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 909-982-8888 to speak to one of our patient care coordinators.
Are you or Your Loved ones suffering from Wisdom Tooth Pain?
Don't wait any longer !
Please call our Upland CA office at (909) 982-8888 with any questions or
David H. Gilbert DDS, MS, MBA, FACS
I was terrified coming in because I've never had surgery before, but Dr. Gilbert put all my nerves at ease. I had a great experience. Its hilarious to admit that I actually wouldn't mind coming in again for the procedure if I had 4 MORE wisdom teeth to extract. That truly is how comfortable and welcome the staff made me feel during my experience. I had absolutely no pain post-op; I didn't even need to take more than one Norco post-op (which I took on the same day when I got home as a precautionary measure). My cheek scars healed great and my clots healed good as well. Come here for any procedure you need. Dr. Gilbert will take care of you!
- Alexander M
- Kay A
- Stephanie M
Dr. Gilbert sat down with my daughter and explained the process of removing wisdom teeth. He explained the after care and told her if she did what he told her to do, she would have little to no pain or swelling/bruising and would be go to go in 2 weeks or less. Dr. Gilbert was right, my daughter was an exceptional patient and did what Dr. Gilbert told her to do and she had very little swelling, no bruising and minimal pain. My son had his wisdom teeth removed elsewhere and the results were not the same nor could the office compare to Dr. Gilberts. I recommend Dr. Gilbert and his entire staff, don't go anywhere else!
- Donna R
Overall a very pleasant experience. Professional staff. Very clean facility. Timeliness of scheduled appt. Follow up after 24 hours. Dr. Gilbert, very soft spoken, expert dental surgeon. I would recommend his practice and facility to my friends and family. Thank you!
- Renee S
Dr. Gilbert is awesome! He really took the time to explain everything to my daughter, putting her at ease.
- Emily P
Everything about this business and the Dr. was awesome. Each time I have had to use these services, it has been excellent in all areas . patient care, registration, and surgical procedure performed.
- Sheryl F
Great facility. Staff is warm, friendly and caring. Dr. Gilbert... amazing!
- Kylie B
Dr Gilbert and his entire staff are amazing in every aspect. This is my second visit as both my 17 year old daughter and now my 14 year old son have had their wisdom teeth extracted by Dr Gilbert. The professionalism and detailed explanation every step of the way, made my children feel at ease and confident going into the procedure. I highly recommend Dr Gilbert to anyone with fear of dentistry issues as he he highly skilled and will ensure you are made comfortable throughout your time in his care.
- Scarlett N
Everyone was great ! It was the friendliest group of staff and doctors. They did a wonderful job i feel so much better
- Ken N
The staff was great and we where out of the office in no time at all!
- Michelle C
We had a good experience. The doctors called afterwards to check up on me and I liked that.
- Ryan Martinez
The visit we had was for my son getting his wisdom teeth removed Dr. Gilbert and his staff was exceptional they were very knowledgeable with the information about the procedure. The process was very quick and my son was in good hands I would recommend anyone to see Dr. Gilbert for all your treatment.
- Amir N
Thank you for making me feel safe and comfortable for an unpleasant procedure. Your team is awesome, and I’m grateful for everyone.
- Brittany R
Dr. Gilbert is awesome! He thouroughly explained everything & took the time to answer all our questions. All our appointments were right on time. His staff was extremely friendly and professional.
- Michelle F
Thank you for such a pleasant and reassuring experience. My daughter was very nervous about her procedure, but your staff and assistant Darlene really put her worries at ease. We were greated and treated with friendly and courteous smiles the entire time. They explained from start to finish what the procedure was and that really made her feel better. Her surgery and recovery time was very fast, minimal swelling, minimal pain and she was back to herself in no time. She was very happy with her experience and we would highly recommend Dr.Gilbert and his staff to anyone.
- Jillian H
Great experience, everyone very nice. We loved Janelle.
- Rochelle T
The facility is very clean, nice and modern. Very high tech. The staff and Dr. Gilbert were very friendly, thorough and kind. Procedure was quick and the staff was very compassionate when my daughter came out of surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert and staff.
- Cheyenne T
We have only praise for our visit to your office. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Will definitely recommend Dr. Gilbert to anyone looking for an oral surgeon. Thank you.
- Cynthia A
Quick, painless and everyone was SUPER helpful
- Darren G
Thank you Dr. Gilbert and staff for giving us an excellent experience having our son's wisdom teeth extracted. Our son received excellent care from the minute we walked in to the office. The consultants were professional and patient answering questions from a 16 year old who is deeply concerned when facing needles. Dr. Gilbert was helpful and helped calm his nerves when he explained the surgery procedure. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gilbert and staff to anyone looking for a great dental experience
- Vincent V
Both of my girls had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Gilbert. We were very happy with our experience! We loved the office, all of the staff, and Dr. Gilbert! I will be back with my son in a couple of years to remove his wisdom teeth.
- Jennifer L
The procedure was really quick and I had no further problems, afterwards. The whole staff is great and they go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.
- Gloria Ann J
Most friendly,competent,set my anxiety aside,very professional, had the pt. best care and interest at heart!
- Robert T
Dr. Gilbert did a remarkable job removing my daughter’s wisdom teeth. I especially appreciate his patience, understanding and compassion. I am extremely happy we found Dr. Gilbert and I would highly recommend him.
- Lance Q
Excellent service received! I would highly recommend to anybody having wisdom teeth removed. Staff is very friendly and the Dr. Was very thorough. Thank you so much. I could not be happier with the procedure.
- Misty A
For being a last minute appointment I was treated so kindly and felt beyond comfortable. Thank you for making what is a painful surgery as easy as it could be
- Emily M
I have nothing bad to say at all. I am terrified of anything that has to do with my teeth. It wasn't easy to go through this, but I felt so much at ease when I met the doctor and his staff.
- tony z
Dr Gilbert & his staff treats you with understanding, kindness, & respect. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
- Ron Eggleston R
I had a great experience (im not the easiest patient) and the staff was so nice through it all. Dr. Gilbert is the best.
- Daniela R
Awesome staff and facility, highly recommended!
- Tyler C
Everything was great!
- Chloe K
Amazing staff and outstanding business! Definitely recommend to all my friends and family, two thumbs up!
- Dylan S
Good experience overall. Great staff.
- Gianna C
The surgery and office staff were not only nice but very competent, organized, and professional. They all were in sync with procedures and information. Very refreshing!
- Kyleigh K
- Robert S
Dr. Gilbert is very informative about all the process and makes sure you have a complete understanding of everything prior to the procedure. Very welcoming staff as well
- Brooke B
As comfortable as one can be under the circumstances.
- Alicia S
State of the art office---impressive. Amazing doctor and team:)
- Kevin B
Great experience with wisdom teeth removal
- William Y
Very careing and always makes sure the patient understands what it going all at all times. Coundlt have asked for a better staff that was involved with my procedure!
- Alyssa O
I love love this office.
- Isaac Aguilar
Every part of the procedure was well explained.
- Shannon D
i felt really comfortable and at ease going into my surgery, everyone was really friendly and got me a blanket cause i was cold. Thank you for giving me a memorable experience ! you guys are all awesome !
- Rachel H