Wisdom teeth, or third molars, most often erupt from the late teens to the early 20s, though it’s not unheard of for them to come in at a later age. What is most important, though, is that you should act quickly to seek relief from the pain that they can lead to. At New City Endodontics, we are experts at extracting wisdom teeth.
Contrary to popular belief, our New City wisdom teeth removal is not always needed. Although most of the time, these teeth grow in crooked or only partially, and may become impacted, there are time when they will grow in perfectly straight and without complications. If so, then you can leave them alone, since they are not causing any difficulties for you. Unfortunately, when pain is present, it is often severe. There is also a very real risk of damage to surrounding teeth, your bone, and nerves. Swelling frequently occurs. The process of our New City wisdom teeth removal begins with applying local anesthesia so that you are comfortable. You should not be experiencing pain during the extraction. Your gums will be opened to gain access to the tooth. If bone tissue is in the way, it will be removed. It is not always easy to get a clear path to your wisdom tooth, so it may be necessary to take it out in pieces. Your gums will then be stitched. After the procedure is complete, you will be given gauze to stem any minimal bleeding. Follow our instructions, which include eating a soft diet (broth, gelatin, pudding) for the first 24 hours. Use an ice pack to manage swelling, and over-the-counter pain relievers to address any discomfort after the anesthesia has worn off.
Look at our New City wisdom teeth removal as something that is essential for relieving the pain you’re in. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for a timely appointment.