Not everyone has room in their mouth for wisdom teeth, and they often cause pain and other oral health problems. At Dr. Aaronson & Associates in Midtown East, Manhattan, the expert team of cosmetic dentists offers wisdom teeth removal to maximize dental health, reduce pain, and lower the risk of complications. Call the New York City office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.
Wisdom teeth are the set of four molars that emerge in the back of your mouth. Unfortunately, many people don’t have enough room in their mouths for wisdom teeth to erupt properly.
If impacted wisdom teeth are painful or too crowded, extraction is an option at Dr. Aaronson & Associates.
To find out if you’re a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, the Dr. Aaronson & Associates team discusses your oral health history, asks about symptoms, examines your teeth and gums, takes dental X-rays if needed, and reviews the results of the X-rays.
They discuss your lifestyle, preferences, and desired outcome before offering their recommendation. If your wisdom teeth aren’t in an ideal alignment, are directly beneath other permanent molars, crowd your mouth, or cause pain, you might be a candidate for wisdom teeth removal.
Many people have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teenage years or in early adulthood. Your dentist personalizes a treatment plan specific to your needs to maximize your oral health.
Right before wisdom teeth removal, the Dr. Aaronson & Associates team offers sedation to help you feel relaxed or fall asleep. They numb the treatment area so you don’t feel any discomfort.
Your dentist makes tiny incisions and removes your wisdom teeth, often in sections, and closes the incisions with stitches or uses gauze to stop any bleeding.
If your wisdom teeth have emerged partially, often your dentist can remove them during a simple extraction.
Take it easy and get plenty of rest after having your wisdom teeth removed. Have a family member or friend drive you home after the procedure and stay with you.
Take any medications as directed by your dentist and begin with a soft-food diet. Avoid drinking through a straw, using mouthwash, or brushing your teeth vigorously.
Call the office if you experience problems related to wisdom teeth removal or if you have concerns or questions about your oral health.
To find out if wisdom teeth removal is the right procedure for you, call the Dr. Aaronson & Associates office or schedule an appointment online today.