Smile Design Manhattan
Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Your third molars, also referred to as your wisdom teeth, tend to cause more problems than they solve. The experienced dental team at Smile Design Manhattan in New York City can remove your wisdom teeth with care and ease. For a consultation, call the Midtown West Manhattan office today or request an appointment online.
Wisdom Teeth Q & A
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that usually appear between the ages of 17 and 21. When your wisdom teeth come in straight, they support your chewing efforts.
However, in many cases, wisdom teeth don’t come in straight, or they get impacted, which means they can’t break through your gums, and often lead to oral health issues.
The experienced dental team at Smile Design Manhattan can remove your wisdom teeth without pain and help prevent future oral health problems.
Why Do I Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
There are several reasons you may need to get your wisdom teeth removed. Your dental expert at Smile Design Manhattan discusses all of your dental options with you so you can make the most informed decision about your dental care.
Some of the most common reasons wisdom teeth are removed include:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Damage to your surrounding teeth
You may also want to have your wisdom teeth removed as a preventive measure, especially if they may impede your ability to keep your other teeth free from disease.
What Can I Expect During the Removal of My Wisdom Teeth?
The experienced team at Smile Design Manhattan removes your wisdom teeth while you’re under sedation, so you don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure.
Your dental specialist begins your procedure by cutting through any gum or bone that may be blocking your wisdom tooth, and then the tooth is removed. In some cases, the tooth may be broken up into pieces to make extraction easier.
Following removal of your wisdom tooth, your incision is closed and you’re placed in the recovery area. Due to the types of sedation used for a root canal, your specialist at Smile Design Manhattan recommends you have someone help you home after the procedure.
After your procedure, your dental specialist provides guidelines on how to take care of your wound, which may include modifications to your diet. You may also be advised not to drink from a straw or smoke cigarettes following your wisdom tooth extraction, because the suction action may hinder the healing of your wound.
Smile Design Manhattan typically conducts wisdom tooth removals on Saturdays so you can return to school or work by Monday.
For a wisdom tooth consultation, call Smile Design Manhattan today or request an appointment online.
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