(310) 275-3635 Request An Appointment

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often require removal due to various issues related to their eruption and positioning. At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, we specialize in wisdom teeth removal, providing personalized care and expertise to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience for our patients.

Understanding Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge, usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties. However, due to limited space in the jaw, these teeth can become impacted or emerge at angles that affect adjacent teeth, leading to various complications. Many people only have enough room for the first 28 teeth – the last four molars or wisdom teeth can arrive with limited space to emerge, causing a variety of oral health problems. Wisdom teeth removal may be recommended for the following reasons:

  • Impaction: When there isn’t enough space for the wisdom teeth to erupt normally, they may become impacted—trapped beneath the gums or only partially emerge, causing pain, swelling and potential infection.
  • Misalignment: Wisdom teeth can emerge at angles that push against neighboring teeth, causing crowding, shifting or damage to adjacent teeth.
  • Infection and Decay: Partially erupted wisdom teeth create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infections, gum disease and decay.
  • Cysts or Tumors: Rarely, wisdom teeth may develop cysts or tumors, potentially causing damage to the jawbone or surrounding teeth.

When there are complications with wisdom teeth, removal is usually recommended. This surgical procedure is often completed when the teeth first erupt, which is when they are the easiest to remove.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Wisdom teeth removal typically involves a surgical procedure performed under local or general anesthesia. Dr. David Salehani is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can carefully extract the impacted or problematic teeth. Depending on the complexity of the case and patient preferences, sedation options are available to ensure comfort for patients throughout the procedure.

We understand that undergoing oral surgery can be concerning for patients. Our approach prioritizes patient comfort and education. We take the time to explain the procedure, address any concerns and discuss how to prepare and explain post-operative instructions thoroughly. This includes comprehensive instructions for post-operative care, including guidelines for managing discomfort, swelling and potential complications. We schedule follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress and ensure a smooth recovery.

At Sunset Oral Surgery, we are committed to providing expert care and personalized attention to patients undergoing wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Salehani and our team aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible while promoting oral health and preventing potential complications associated with problematic wisdom teeth. If you or your child require wisdom teeth removal in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area, contact our clinic in West Hollywood to schedule a consultation.

We welcome patients from the following areas:

Skip footer

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Salehani is professional and has great bedside manner. He thoroughly takes time before the procedure, to explain what’s going on and what will happen.
Bill S.
This is the doctor you want to do your surgery. He’s simply one of the smartest people I’ve ever known; thoughtful and careful.
Marty M.
Amazing friendly staff. Nice clean office. Super attentive. I got three wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, no pain what so ever afterward.
Alex G.

Schedule A

Enhance Your Natural Beauty


9201 Sunset Blvd Suite 502
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Contact Us

Phone (310) 275-3635
FAX (310) 275-3646

Follow Us

Opening Hours

Mon, Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thur, Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, Sun Closed