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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Brite Dental Spa -  - General Dentistry

Brite Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Wisdom teeth can pose problems in your mouth if you don't have them removed. The expert oral surgeons at Brite Dental Spa in Midtown West, Manhattan, specialize in wisdom teeth removal and offer superior care. If you'd like a consultation regarding your wisdom teeth, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Q & A

What is wisdom teeth removal?

Your wisdom teeth sit in the very back of your mouth next to your molars and typically develop between the ages of 17 and 21. Since you have molars that are good for chewing, you don’t need your wisdom teeth, especially if they’re causing oral health problems. 

When you visit Brite Dental Spa for wisdom teeth removal, an expert oral surgeon with years of experience who is board-certified performs your extractions. 

Why do I need wisdom teeth removal?

If you don’t have your wisdom teeth removed, you might experience dental complications. It’s also possible for you not to have any problems.

You most likely need wisdom teeth removal if you experience:

  • Overcrowding of teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Development of cysts or tumors under your gums
  • Pain in your jaw
  • Wisdom teeth growing in sideways
  • Periodontal disease
  • Foul breath
  • Tender or bleeding gums

Extracting your wisdom teeth alleviates the pressure they can put on your other teeth, especially if you’re having pain. 

If you don’t have issues with your wisdom teeth, you should ask your provider at Brite Dental Spa to monitor your oral health. At some point, you might need to have them removed for preventive care.

What’s wisdom teeth removal like?

When you arrive at Brite Dental Spa, your dentist uses sedation anesthesia and local anesthetic to help you relax and make sure you don’t feel any pain. Wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient surgery that involves making an incision in your gums and removing your teeth. Once your surgeon pulls the teeth, they may close the hole with stitches or take another approach.

The procedure to remove your wisdom teeth takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on how many you have removed and the nature of their placement in your gums.

How long does it take to heal after wisdom teeth removal?

After your procedure, it can take up to six weeks to heal completely. Precautions to take after wisdom teeth removal include:

  • Avoid rinsing your mouth for 24 hours
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t exercise
  • Eat soft food
  • Don’t drink through a straw
  • Use cold compresses for swelling

The team at Brite Dental Spa ensures a quick recovery with instructions for you to follow. They are also available 24/7 to follow-up on your condition and make sure your mouth is healing properly.

For a consultation about your wisdom teeth, call Brite Dental Spa, or book an appointment online today.