Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last adult teeth to emerge, usually sometime between ages 16 and 22. Unfortunately, many mouths don’t have the space to accommodate them, resulting in dangerous impaction, higher risk of decay, and other significant concerns. For those patients, Tribeca Dental Studio offers wisdom tooth removal in NYC.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in NYC
Wisdom teeth removal, or extraction, is the treatment for impaction. At Tribeca Dental Studio in Lower Manhattan, we offer this among our many services. Our patients love that they rarely, if ever, need to get a referral to a different dental office. Our multi-specialty clinic can handle almost all of your dental needs.
As part of your (or your child’s) regular comprehensive exams, our doctors will closely monitor the position or development of the wisdom teeth to determine risk of complications. If we see something concerning, we may recommend extraction.
Why Take Wisdom Teeth Out?
Most reasons for surgically removing wisdom teeth have to do with space—there isn’t enough space in the patient’s mouth. But this problem can manifest in a variety of ways and cause a variety of symptoms. Some of the most common issues associated with impacted or crowded wisdom teeth are:
- Inflammation and infection
- Problems keeping the areas behind and between the teeth clean
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Crowding with nearby teeth
- Cysts in the jawbone
There is some overlap between the above manifestations, as overcrowding can cause a patient to have trouble keeping the teeth and gums clean, for example. But each of those presentations comes with its own set of difficulties and symptoms. Symptoms of impacted or crowded wisdom teeth can include:
- Pain or swelling in the gum tissue or jaw
- Bleeding gums
- Foul-smelling breath
- Gum or bone loss
We keep an eye on our patients’ imaging at each exam so we can help you avoid these problems entirely. But please see us about our wisdom teeth removal in NYC if you do experience any of the above symptoms!
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Painful?
As with most major dental procedures, perhaps the worst part is the anticipation. Local anesthesia will prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure. You will likely feel pressure as each tooth is removed, but you should feel no pain at all.
After the wisdom teeth are removed, you will probably have some swelling and a bit of soreness, but it’s nothing Ibuprofen and Tylenol can’t handle. If your wisdom teeth never erupted, then the oral surgeon will have to make incisions in the gum tissue to access them. This can cause additional gum tissue soreness, but again, NSAIDs should do the trick!
Within a few weeks, your mouth should feel completely normal again.
See Our Specialists for Wisdom Teeth Removal in NYC
Reach out to Tribeca Dental Studio today to talk with us about having your wisdom teeth removed. Our Lower Manhattan office is centrally located, and we look forward to helping you!