Whittier Oral Surgery - Wisdom Teeth Extraction

At Robert S. Parminter, D.D.S., we provide oral surgery services to our Whittier patients by Dr. Todd Sumner, our expert oral surgeon. Dr. Sumner has been in practice since 1992 and is happy to be your trusted source for treatment with oral surgery in Whittier. We focus on performing tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removals, and other oral surgery procedures in a friendly and family-oriented environment.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is usually reserved for a tooth that cannot be salvaged by any other means, but there are a number of reasons to consider removing a tooth. Reasons include:

• Severe decay

• Gum disease

• Preparation for other procedures, including braces and dentures

• Interference with other teeth

• Cosmetic purposes

• Trauma

To reduce discomfort, a tooth extraction is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. Extractions can either be simple or complex, pending on the disease process and surrounding anatomical structures Our Whittier oral surgeon takes the time to go over your treatment plan so you know exactly what procedures are involved in your dental care.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the four molars that sit at the end of each dental arch, and are usually the teeth to erupt. For some fortunate people, wisdom teeth will erupt without pain or fuss. For other individuals, wisdom teeth can present an ongoing problem. Common reasons to extract wisdom teeth include:

• Impaction

• Infections  caused by pockets of bacteria from partly-emerged third molars

• Damage to adjacent teeth

• Problems caring for the gums and nearby teeth

• Severe crowding

If the wisdom teeth are causing significant problems, it is important to have the teeth removed before the damage becomes more severe. Additionally, the recovery period that is associated with older patients is longer than the recovery period required for late teens and young adults.

Like regular tooth extraction, we perform wisdom teeth extraction at our Whittier dental office under sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on your dental needs, our oral surgeon can extract at least one or all four teeth.

Whittier Oral Surgery

Dr. Sumner appreciates the need for patient comfort during such important dental procedures. Dr. Sumner is a competent and caring oral surgeon with experience in the Navy and civilian practice, and he has received recognition for his medical performance during his service. His expertise and care can guide you through the often dreaded subject of oral surgery.

For more information on wisdom teeth removal, contact our Whittier dental office for a consultation with our oral surgeon.



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"My many years of contact with Dr Parminter's office have been OUTSTANDING! Both professionally and friendly, they are the very best. My principal contacts have been with Dr Parminter, Sherri, Jennifer, Cathy and Tammi, of whom I have great respect. I have nothing but pleasant comments for the entire staff."

Joseph Campbell, NASA Eng.

"I have been treated by Dr. Robert Parminter for 20 years for all my dental needs. I highly respect him as a dentist and a man who truly cares about his patients. His staff is world class in every respect and they make you feel like family at all times. I recommend Dr. Parminter to all my family and friends for him to be their dentist."

Lynn Popovich

The following will serve as an affirmative testimonial characterizing the attributes of Robert Parminter, DDS.:
He is a well-trained, Loma Linda educated Whittier Dentist succeeding his Father's established practice which, under his capable management, has flourished and significantly expanded. Well regarded by his local Peers, the following adjectives are appropriate in his description: He is a skilled, conscientious, courteous, available practioner of Dentistry providing outstanding quality care-so much so that many of his patients travel great distances to avail themselves of his care. His office staff is exemplary in the care they provide, treating you "like members of the family." His waiting room is quite adequate in size, has the lates varitey of magazines, beautiful wall pictures and is decorated appropirately for the various holidays. He utilizes the latest Diagnostic-Therapeutic Dental Equipment in providing optimal care. He is very selective in his referals to the more highly trained Dental Specialists requiring special evaluation and treatment. In summary, Dr. Robert Parminter is a very valuable asset to the Whittier Community for its Dental needs and has provided superb quality care to me, members of my family and friends for many years!

Paul P. Deasy, M.D. Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, California

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Dr. Robert Parminter
8937 La Entrada Ave Whittier, CA 90605
Phone: (562) 449-3348 URL of Map