When it comes to the thought of removing wisdom teeth, the mere idea itself can be quite unnerving. However, with Capitola Dentist Dr. Jesse Halbleib as your dentist, you can feel at ease knowing that the process will be executed with great care and sensitivity. Capitola Dentist Dr. Jesse Halbleib employs a variety of effective techniques to ensure that his patients have a comfortable and safe experience during their visit to Capitola Dental Group. The innovative pre-procedure pill that he offers will help alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation, allowing you to feel more comfortable throughout the process. Additionally, his adept use of local anesthesia will help to minimize any potential discomfort or pain that you may experience during the procedure itself. Following the procedure, Dr. Halbleib will prescribe safe and effective pain medications to aid in a speedy and comfortable recovery. Overall, Capitola Dentist Dr. Jesse Halbleib attention to detail and compassionate approach make him an outstanding dentist who is dedicated to providing his patients with exceptional care.
Prior To Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Capitola Dentist, Dr. Jesse Halbleib will examine your teeth and evaluate the position of your Wisdom Teeth.
Dr. Jesse Halbleib recommends a consultation to determine if it is appropriate to remove the wisdom teeth or not. This is based on the age of the patient, the position of the developing wisdom teeth, the health of the adjacent teeth or missing teeth. It takes time for newly erupted teeth to fully form and attach, too. Every person is an individual, and that person may benefit with the retention of his or her wisdom teeth.
At the Capitola Dental office of Dr. Jesse Halbleib offers a comprehensive examination of the mouth, including an oral inspection and the use of x-rays to evaluate the position of wisdom teeth, so patients can avoid any potential future problems. Research suggests that early detection and treatment leads to a better outcome for patients. During a teenager’s dental visit, Dr. Jesse Halbleib will exam their wisdom teeth as part of our routine exam. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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 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.
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. Capitola Dentist, Dr. Jesse Halbleibs team will help you obtain maximum insurance coverage for your treatment.
A Bay Area native, Dr. Halbleib grew up in Santa Clara. He has lived in Santa Cruz since 1986 and has practiced general dentistry at his Capitola office since 1994. He and his wife, Shannon (BSN, RN), have been married for over 20 years. They have three children, Johnathan, Braidan, and Shane, as well as two horses, two dogs, three cats, and two guinea pigs.
After graduating from Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, Dr. Halbleib completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of the Pacific (UOP) in 1982. He then earned his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from Emory School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia in 1986.
Meet Capitola Dentist Dr. Halbleib
A Bay Area native, Dr. Halbleib grew up in Santa Clara. He has lived in Santa Cruz since 1986 and has practiced general dentistry at his Capitola office since 1994.
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4450 Capitola Road Suite
102,Capitola, CA 95010
Monday: 8:30-am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed.