Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth are the final molars to emerge, typically between the ages of 17 and 21. Unfortunately, this third set of molars is known for causing more harm than good. We don’t actually need our wisdom teeth for dental function. Also, they commonly don’t have enough jaw space to erupt in a proper manner. The wisdom teeth can come in sideways, partially erupt or get impacted below the gum line. These are harmful situations that can result in pain as well as misalignment, decay, infection, jaw cysts and other complications. Therefore, wisdom teeth removal is often recommended as a general dentistry proactive measure to help patients avoid these potential consequences.
Not all patients need wisdom teeth removal. However, if a dental x-ray reveals that these back molars are limited on space and are likely to emerge incorrectly, it is better to go ahead and extract them. While wisdom teeth removal can be performed on adults of all ages, it is typically done in patients who are in their late teens.
Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?
At Gramercy Dental Center, we are known for excellence when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. We have everything you need for a comfortable and pleasant experience. Our dentists are trained in the most advanced extraction techniques, and we offer sedation dentistry to ensure your procedure is without pain. We will give you detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction sites at home, but most patients return to normal eating and activities within 3 to 5 days.
We want our patients to have a clear understanding of what to expect during wisdom teeth removal. Therefore, we will explain every step of this straightforward procedure before we begin. Reducing patient anxiety is a top priority at our Gramercy Park office.
Do you qualify for wisdom teeth removal? Contact us now to book your appointment. We love taking care of your smile through all stages of life.