Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth can be removed all at once or one at a time.
Wisdom teeth are normally the last of the teeth to grow in. They usually erupt in the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. Purchase Street Family Dental in Rye, New York will remove as many wisdom teeth as necessary. While most people have four grow in, there can be less than four, more than four or none can grow in at all. Wisdom teeth serve no purpose and do not contribute the the function of your mouth therefore they can be removed. If not removed willingly, wisdom teeth may cause crowding and infections resulting in the necessary removing of the teeth.
How do I know if they should be removed?
Wisdom teeth, although they are useless, cause a lot of trouble for people. They cause crowding of the teeth, infections, and if food debris gets caught in between you can get cavities. If you are experiencing crowding, discomfort, pressure, infection, or if your wisdom teeth are impacted (growing in an odd direction against your other teeth) then they will need to be extracted.
What is a wisdom tooth extraction?
When wisdom teeth need to be removed, it can be done either in our office or at a hospital. We will first take x-rays to determine if the wisdom teeth are impacted or infected. If infected we must wait for the infection to clear with the help of antibiotics before we can perform the removal procedure. For one tooth we can simply remove it in our office. For more than one, especially all four at once, it is best to administer the procedure in a hospital. After the procedure you must eat soft foods such as jello and pudding, avoid chewing and sipping through a straw, smoking, and it is best to sleep up-right to avoid bleeding. The procedure is painless although you may experience discomfort afterwards. We are here to walk you through every step so you do not have a bad experience with wisdom teeth removal.
With the advanced technology we utilize in our office, we are able to take x-rays and virtual imaging to determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted. If your wisdom teeth are impacted it is usually suggested to remove them. A tooth can be removed right here in our office by simply numbing the entire area and removing the tooth. This is a painless method although you may experience discomfort after the procedure. For the request of your comfort ask us about our pain free sedation dentistry that will help you get the tooth removal without feeling any pain. Removing all four wisdom teeth at the same time normally requires surgery. Most of us go through the trouble with our wisdom teeth, call us today to have a pain free wisdom teeth removal.
Our emergency services include assistance in:
- Root Canal
- Dental Abscess
- Broken Tooth or Broken Teeth
- No Fault and Workers Comp Dentist
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Cracked Tooth Syndrome
- Emergency Dental Help Line
In the case of an emergency we can also assist you with:
- Swollen mouth or gums
- Infected gums
- Chipped tooth or chipped teeth
- Repairing broken dentures
- Missing tooth or teeth
- A lost or loose filling
- Oral injections or infections