Your Guide to Wisdom Teeth Extraction: A Step-by-Step Journey

At the University Oral Surgery Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Ramin Shabtaie and his team understand the anxieties and questions that surround the process of wisdom teeth extraction. We’re committed to demystifying this common dental procedure, ensuring our patients are informed and comfortable every step of the way.

Understanding Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction is a standard procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth. While this process is common, it’s unique to each individual, and our approach at the University Oral Surgery Center is always personalized.

Pre-Procedure Assessment

The journey begins with a thorough assessment. Using Cone Beam CT Scanning, we obtain a detailed view of your jaw and teeth, allowing for precise planning. This stage is crucial for identifying any potential complications, such as impaction or proximity to nerves.

Preparing for the Procedure

Preparation is key to a successful extraction. We provide comprehensive guidance on Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation, ensuring you understand the process and are as comfortable as possible. This includes instructions on fasting, arranging for transportation, and what to wear on the day of the surgery.

The Day of the Extraction

On the day of your procedure, you’ll be in the capable hands of our experienced team. We offer various forms of anesthesia to ensure your comfort, ranging from local anesthesia to sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your specific needs and the complexity of the extraction.

The Extraction Process

During the procedure, Dr. Shabtaie and his team will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. If necessary, bone blocking access to the tooth root is removed, and the tooth may be divided into sections to facilitate a less invasive removal. Our team’s expertise in Oral Pathology ensures that even complex cases are handled with precision and care.

Post-Procedure Care and Recovery

After the extraction, we provide detailed post-operative instructions. This includes guidance on managing discomfort, swelling, and oral hygiene. For some patients, procedures like Bone Grafting may be recommended to preserve jawbone integrity, especially if future Dental Implants are considered.

Managing Complications

While complications are rare, our team is skilled in addressing any issues that may arise, such as dry socket or infection. We’re also equipped to manage more complex situations, including Facial Trauma, ensuring comprehensive care under one roof.

Your Comfort and Care, Our Priority

If you’re considering wisdom teeth extraction or have been advised to do so, contact Dr. Ramin Shabtaie at 310-208-3471. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and successful experience.

Elevating Your Oral Health Journey

In closing, wisdom teeth extraction at the University Oral Surgery Center is more than a procedure; it’s a journey towards better oral health. With Dr. Shabtaie’s expertise and our team’s commitment, you can expect a procedure marked by care, precision, and your utmost comfort.


  1. American Dental Association: Best Practices for Wisdom Teeth Extraction.
  2. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Patient Outcomes in Wisdom Teeth Removal.
  3. International Journal of Dentistry: Advances in Wisdom Teeth Management.
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