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Gregory T.
Gregory T.
21:29 21 Sep 21
This place is so good for my child and she loves this place ! We definitely recommend it.
Arthur A.
Arthur A.
19:12 24 Aug 21
They are great team here they rock felt comfortable highly recommend this office superstars
Diana A.
Diana A.
19:19 12 Aug 21
Coming to Channel Island Family Dental has been such a positive experience. I used to dread going to the dentist, but not anymore. The Dentist and staff are very professional, they don't hurry to answer any question or concerns we might have. I definitely recommend going there.
John L.
John L.
00:48 21 Jul 21
In the past I had very positive experiences with this place and their staff and Dr. G. However during the pandemic they made or cast an impression for a partial denture that was very poorly made and did not fit. It actually causes me great pain to eat while wearing it so I cannot wear it. Fortunately I kept the old partial. The fact that I was charged a 155.00 co pay for a device that does not fit my mouth properly because the person who did the impression did not seem to do it correctly and I believe they were a trainee is also sad to me. They did not seem to have any desire to make this situation right. If I ran a business like that I would have sent the entire partial in to be redone since they didn't make it properly to begin with, but I guess because they got their money from my co-pay and my insurance company they were done with me. It's very disappointing for me because I used to really enjoy going there and I even told a few friends of mine about how great they were. I guess things change. Channel Islands Family Dental certainly did. Oh, they solicit for positive reviews online too, and tell you they will give you a gift certificate or something if you make positive reviews. That seems insincere to me because they should let the work they do speak for itself. It's easy to make a review that is favorable, it's much more challenging to deliver professional and "caring" care. Especially to someone who has paid a co-pay for it and did not get what they paid for.I am editing this review on July 20, 2021.I have had some recent experiences that I have really appreciated with Channel Islands Family Dental and they are going beyond what I would expect in trying to make my partial denture issue right. I really appreciate that too. I think it just took a while for everyone to get on the same page because of the challenges with the pandemic and my disability of not being able to hear and so I think they are trying really hard to make my situation right, and I appreciate that greatly. I am glad to be a patient of theirs.
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Wisdom teeth 

Most of us have heard of third molars or wisdom teeth. Still, not all of us know what they are, when they appear in our mouth, or what kind of problems or complications they can generate in the rest of our oral cavity, including our teeth and adjacent tissues.

Wisdom teeth are frequently seen as related to the appearance of pain, but this does not occur in all people, nor do they all experience complications. All these doubts and questions will be addressed below.

1. What are wisdom teeth?

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The third molars or wisdom teeth are the last four molars located on each side of the jaws behind the second molars.

They are called wisdom teeth because of the age at which they appear since people at that age have more developed and complete wisdom than when the rest of the permanent dentition appears.

These usually appear in humans between 18 and 25 years of age and may never appear, although they can appear at younger ages or later. Sometimes only some of them erupt.

The appearance of wisdom teeth dates back to our ancestors when highly developed jaws were needed to ingest food that required more chewing, which is why they had more space to house the wisdom teeth.

However, as the human species changed its diet, smaller jaws began to develop. That is why you can find wisdom teeth growing in an inappropriate direction or shape today due to lack of space.

2. What causes wisdom tooth pain?

– Presence of caries in the wisdom tooth:

– Lack of space or poor eruption position:

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– Pericoronitis:

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– Cysts:

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tooth painToothache is an unpleasant experience that perhaps at some time in our life we may have experienced, and wisdom teeth are no stranger to it; the reasons why it hurts when wisdom teeth appear are the following:

When the wisdom teeth erupt or are partially visible in the mouth, they can suffer from caries since brushing in this difficult to access area will be deficient. In many cases, inadequate hygiene will cause the wisdom teeth to be more prone to develop a carious lesion and later pain in them.

Most of the population does not have enough space, and the wisdom tooth emerges with difficulty. This can cause it to grow crookedly or in thewrong position causing pain, either because it pushes the neighboring tooth, presses the nerve that innervates the mouth, or some structure nearby.

In the process of eruption of wisdom teeth, the gums can also be damaged, leading to problems such as pericoronitis, causing inflammation and infection in the gum surrounding the wisdom teeth by the accumulation of bacteria in this area

Cyst formation occurs when the sac that surrounds (and in which the wisdom teeth are formed) fills with fluid.The cyst can damage the jaw, teeth, bone, and nerves in the affected area. And if not treated in time, it can lead to major problems.

3. Common Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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Many patients with impacted third molars have no symptoms, but when the patient reports discomfort, it is usually because these teeth are infected, associated with pericoronitis. It may be noted:

· Pain in the posterior area of the affected wisdom tooth.

· Inflammation of the face

· Trismus or limitation of mouth opening

· Halitosis or bad breath

· Tenderness with enlargement of the submaxillary ganglions.

4. How are wisdom teeth extracted?

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In the case of requiring extraction of wisdom teeth either by presenting symptoms that harm the patient extraction is performed according to the following procedure:

· First, some type of local anesthetic will be applied to the area.

· After this, the gum tissue over the tooth or around it will be opened.

· In some cases, it is necessary to remove the bone surrounding the wisdom tooth.

· Then we proceed to extract the wisdom tooth, depending on the wisdom tooth’s position and anatomy because some of them require sectioning into parts to make it easier to extract.

· After the wisdom tooth has been extracted; stitches may be needed, then these should be removed 5-7 days after the surgery.

· A gauze dressing will be placed to bite down on for 30 – 45 minutes to stop the bleeding.

5. When do we need an oral surgeon?

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If a wisdom tooth has not enough or is impacted and is also causing pain, infection, or other dental problems, it may need to be extracted. If the wisdom tooth is also deeply impacted or if extraction requires an in-depth surgical approach, your dentist may recommend that you see an oral surgeon.

This procedure can often be done at the Channel Islands Family Dental office and by our dentists in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ventura, New Bury Park and, Port Hueneme

6. How long is the recovery time?

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After wisdom tooth extraction, you will likely experience pain and swelling, and there may be some bleeding.

As the wound heals, you must take care not to dislodge the blood clot or injure the healing gums and eat a soft diet for the first few days after the procedure. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush, avoiding the extraction site.

The expected recovery time for wisdom tooth extraction is three to four days, although it can be extended to more than a week. Recovery time depends greatly on the severity of the impacted wisdom teeth and how they were erupting.

7. What medications are taken?

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a safe way to relieve wisdom tooth pain and also help reduce inflammation.

On some occasions when an infection is present, antibiotics may be recommended, either before and/or after wisdom tooth extraction, as long as they are prescribed by our dentists in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ventura, New Bury Park, and  Port Hueneme  or our oral surgeon.

8. Contact us:

If you are suffering from wisdom tooth pain or suspect wisdom tooth pain, don’t hesitate to visit us at Channel Islands Family Dental.

At Channel Islands Family Dental, we look forward to your visit and will make a timely diagnosis.  In addition, our dentists in Oxnard, Santa Paula, VenturaNew Bury Park and  Port Hueneme will be able to guide you to the best treatment to take care of your health


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OUR WONDERFUL CLIENT REVIEWS

Gregory T.
Gregory T.
21:29 21 Sep 21
This place is so good for my child and she loves this place ! We definitely recommend it.
Arthur A.
Arthur A.
19:12 24 Aug 21
They are great team here they rock felt comfortable highly recommend this office superstars
Diana A.
Diana A.
19:19 12 Aug 21
Coming to Channel Island Family Dental has been such a positive experience. I used to dread going to the dentist, but not anymore. The Dentist and staff are very professional, they don't hurry to answer any question or concerns we might have. I definitely recommend going there.
John L.
John L.
00:48 21 Jul 21
In the past I had very positive experiences with this place and their staff and Dr. G. However during the pandemic they made or cast an impression for a partial denture that was very poorly made and did not fit. It actually causes me great pain to eat while wearing it so I cannot wear it. Fortunately I kept the old partial. The fact that I was charged a 155.00 co pay for a device that does not fit my mouth properly because the person who did the impression did not seem to do it correctly and I believe they were a trainee is also sad to me. They did not seem to have any desire to make this situation right. If I ran a business like that I would have sent the entire partial in to be redone since they didn't make it properly to begin with, but I guess because they got their money from my co-pay and my insurance company they were done with me. It's very disappointing for me because I used to really enjoy going there and I even told a few friends of mine about how great they were. I guess things change. Channel Islands Family Dental certainly did. Oh, they solicit for positive reviews online too, and tell you they will give you a gift certificate or something if you make positive reviews. That seems insincere to me because they should let the work they do speak for itself. It's easy to make a review that is favorable, it's much more challenging to deliver professional and "caring" care. Especially to someone who has paid a co-pay for it and did not get what they paid for.I am editing this review on July 20, 2021.I have had some recent experiences that I have really appreciated with Channel Islands Family Dental and they are going beyond what I would expect in trying to make my partial denture issue right. I really appreciate that too. I think it just took a while for everyone to get on the same page because of the challenges with the pandemic and my disability of not being able to hear and so I think they are trying really hard to make my situation right, and I appreciate that greatly. I am glad to be a patient of theirs.
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