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Manhattan Dental Practices

236 East 36th Street, Lower Level

New York, New York 10016

Phone: 212.519.2288

Hours:

Monday       9am - 6pm

Tuesday       9am - 6pm

Wednesday 9am - 6pm

Thursday     9am - 6pm

Friday         9am - 3pm

Saturday   10am - 4pm

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth can become impacted, causing immediate pain and future oral health concerns. Removal can prevent issues such as infection and decay, and can eliminate the considerable pain caused by an impacted wisdom tooth.

 

Typically, your dentist will notice problems with your wisdom teeth before you do. They can often see potential issues using x-rays at your regular check-up. However, there are some common warning signs you can look out for when it comes to wisdom tooth problems:

  • Bad Breath - A persistent bad taste in your mouth or chronic bad breath often signals an infection. When wisdom teeth grow in incorrectly or become impacted, they can become more vulnerable to decay and other issues.

  • Inflamed Gums - Irritation from your wisdom teeth can cause your gums to swell and become red and painful. This can also lead to gum disease.

  • Cavities - Since the back of your mouth is difficult to reach, cavities form easily on the surface of wisdom teeth. Once decay forms, it can quickly spread to other teeth and cause widespread health issues.

  • Sinus Issues - In your upper jaw, wisdom teeth may be located close to the sinuses. You may notice sinus pain or pressure, headaches, or congestion.

  • Crooked Teeth - For many patients, wisdom teeth grow in at an angle, putting pressure on other teeth and causing them to shift. In others, teeth may move when wisdom teeth erupt because there is not enough room in the jaw.

What can I expect during the extraction procedure?

  • The doctor will take x-rays to determine how many wisdom teeth need to be extracted. 

  • Anesthesia or sedation will be administered to numb the gums and areas surrounding the tooth. 

  • An incision is made in the gums. 

  • The tooth is gently extracted, either in one piece or separated into smaller pieces for easier removal. 

  • Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision. 

  • Pressure is placed on the extraction site with a small piece of wet cotton gauze. 

  • You can return home to begin your recovery process.

Book your appointment for a free consultation now!