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Wisdom Tooth Removal Near the Upper East Side

Getting wisdom teeth is one of many changes that can occur with reaching young adulthood. Sometimes a person's wisdom teeth erupt naturally and do not require removal. However it's far more common that a person needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid more serious dental problems down the line. New York Dental Studio provides safe and caring wisdom tooth extraction help in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in the back of the mouth. They typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, but can appear at any age. They are located at the back of the jaw, behind the second molars.

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Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?

Wisdom teeth are not always necessarily functional for a full set of teeth, and in many cases, they do not emerge properly or at all. If they do emerge, they can cause problems such as crowding, infection, or impaction. As a result, they may need to be removed by an oral surgeon.

While some people may have enough space in their mouth for wisdom teeth, others may not. In these cases, the wisdom teeth may grow in at an angle or become trapped or impacted within the jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth.

Impacted Teeth

When wisdom teeth cannot erupt or fully break through the gums, they are impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth might cause infection or harm to nearby teeth. You may need to remove impacted wisdom teeth since they have the potential to cause discomfort and complications.

Not Enough Room

Wisdom teeth, like all teeth, push through the jaws and into the gums before erupting. Sometimes there is less room for the teeth to erupt correctly. Having wisdom teeth removed can prevent damage to other teeth.

Can Cause other Teeth to Shift

Wisdom teeth could cause your present teeth to shift, resulting in crowding or ruining the appearance of your smile. Extracting wisdom teeth avoids additional medical treatments such as teeth straightening.

Decay or Gum Disease

Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, which can be difficult to clean properly. As a result, they are more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Extracting them can prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gums.

Eventual Pain

Wisdom teeth can result in chronic gum pain that may need surgical treatment due to their restricted space and partial impaction.


What Does the Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Include?

Before the procedure, you will receive pre-operative instructions from your surgeon. Most of the time, you only need local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Adhering to a soft food diet and mankind sure to follow the surgeon’s instructions after extraction will help with recovery.

During your appointment, the dentist will take a detailed medical and dental history followed by a thorough physical, oral, and head and neck examination. Your dental surgeon will explain the nature of your issue and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Your dentist will use special equipment to remove the wisdom teeth. The process may last between 20 and 40 minutes.After the procedure, your doctor will prescribe you painkillers, antibiotics, and mouth rinse.

Wisdom Tooth Recovery Process.        

After removing your wisdom teeth, you should expect some minor discomfort, bleeding, and swelling. Most people return to normal activity the next day although for some recovery can take longer. For faster recovery, your surgeon may advise you to:

  • Applying ice to the sides of their face to reduce pain and swelling.

  • Gargling with warm salt water to ease discomfort.

  • Avoid using straws.

  • Take your painkillers and antibiotics as prescribed.

  • Follow a soft diet consisting of cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, apple sauce, pudding, and smoothies.

  • Do not brush or floss for the first 24 hours.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common oral surgery operation that can lower your chances of developing dental problems. The highly skilled dental surgeon at NY Dental Studio has completed thousands of extractions, providing exceptional care to each and every patient. They can help you too. If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, our dental office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan is a great choice. Schedule a consultation today.










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