When your wisdom teeth are causing pain, swelling, and other unpleasant symptoms, you are left with little choice other than to have them removed. Rest assured that although you would be better off not needing this service from our oral surgeon in New York NY, there is no disadvantage to having your wisdom teeth extracted. They do not serve any purpose, either cosmetic or practical. At the office of Elliott Ostro, DMD, wisdom teeth are addressed and managed in the most gentle manner possible.
Most people will notice the eruption of wisdom teeth in their late teens or early 20s, if at all. Most of the time, unfortunately, they grow in crooked, or only partially, leading to complications. Misaligned eruption of them can damage the jaw bone and nerves, and may crowd surrounding teeth. If they become impacted, pain can be severe. Our oral surgeon in New York NY will act quickly. If you have an infection, it might be necessary for you to take prescribed antibiotics in advanced of our wisdom teeth extractions. Taking out the teeth in the presence of swollen tissue is an unnecessary risk in the majority of cases. You will be under local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the removal of the teeth. To get at them, an incision is made in the gum tissue above them, and any bone covering the teeth is also taken out. It is sometimes necessary to remove wisdom teeth in pieces, but don’t be concerned. Our oral surgeon in New York NY will probably give you stitches afterward, and you will be offered gauze to stem any bleeding. It is perfectly natural for there to be some bleeding after surgery. You will be given detailed instructions to follow over the first 24 hours. Full recovery may take several days.
While it’s no fun having your wisdom teeth extracted, it’s even less fun being in pain. So call us right away for help.