Wisdom Teeth Removal
Scarsdale and Mt. Kisco, NY
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars found at the back of your mouth.
The functions of these teeth are very limited, making them mostly unwanted. Our Scarsdale team at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery performs wisdom teeth removal procedures on a regular basis. If you have impacted or damaged wisdom teeth, we will help you get rid of them easily.
What Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?
You are likely to have heard about impacted wisdom teeth.
In most cases, wisdom teeth fail to grow normally, resulting in some oral setbacks. The teeth can either be stuck under the gum tissue or only able to partially break above the gums.
When wisdom teeth erupt in such a manner, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.
In most people, lower wisdom teeth are more vulnerable to impaction than upper ones.
The main reason why wisdom teeth become impacted is that the jaw doesn't have enough space to support the teeth. It could also be due to the teeth coming in at the wrong angle and leaving too little space in front of the gums.
Cases of impacted wisdom teeth are very common, especially among young adults. Fortunately, impacted wisdom teeth don't always result in oral health problems, as some don't have any trouble with them.
Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Wisdom teeth don't always have to be removed. If they are not causing any harm to your oral health, there is no need to extract them. However, several circumstances are causes for wisdom teeth extraction.
|Pain in the Mouth - If you notice consistent pain in the back of your mouth, you will need to come for a wisdom teeth extraction procedure. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they can cause significant pain at the back of your mouth. In that case, an extraction procedure will help remove the affected teeth and restore your oral health. Pain caused by wisdom teeth is often consistent and very unsettling. It comes and goes sporadically, making you feel uncomfortable. A removal procedure will help fix this situation.
|Inflammation of the Gums - If you are experiencing gum inflammation, a wisdom teeth removal procedure may be necessary. When your wisdom teeth start coming out of the gum line, your gums will get swollen and tender. Some radical changes will also show around the gums, such as a reddish appearance. An extraction procedure is necessary if your gums are severely swollen due to wisdom teeth. Our experts will efficiently eliminate the impacted wisdom teeth and restore oral health.
|Bleeding Gums - If wisdom teeth cause bleeding gums, it is best to have them extracted. It is very unhealthy to have bleeding gums as they increase the risk of infections. You can notice bleeding gums when you brush the back of your mouth. The gums around this area are inflamed and can start bleeding easily. We recommend you handle this condition carefully, as aggressive brushing could significantly damage the loose gum tissues. Schedule an appointment with our experts immediately if you notice signs of bleeding gums. We will perform a wisdom teeth removal procedure that restores your oral health.
|Cysts - Another sign that you need wisdom teeth removal is the presence of cysts. Cysts tend to occur after you ignore your wisdom teeth for a long time. These are fluid-filled sacs that could have a huge impact on your oral health. While there are other causes of cysts, wisdom teeth are one of their major causes. This is why you need a wisdom teeth removal procedure to fix the problem. Schedule an appointment with us today.
Why Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Come and Go?
When you have impacted wisdom teeth, you will feel the pain that comes and goes. This happens because wisdom teeth need to push through your gums to erupt.
During the eruption process, you will feel the pain that makes the whole experience uncomfortable. In some cases, it causes severe pain that is almost unbearable. The process also causes soreness and aches that affect your oral health.
Thankfully, several pain management methods will help get pain relief. Our team will provide you with the necessary medication to help manage the discomfort.
How Painful Is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Contrary to what some people think, wisdom teeth removal is not a painful procedure. This is because we use general anesthesia to numb the extraction site. You will hardly feel anything during the process, making it easy for you to endure.
In case of any discomfort, our team will apply more anesthetic to prevent it. You don't have to worry about feeling pain after the process because the area will still be numb for some time.
How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Take?
A wisdom tooth extraction procedure takes around 20 minutes. It can take longer to get rid of wisdom teeth, especially if several of them have to be extracted.
After undergoing this procedure, you might develop some swelling around the extraction site. This shouldn't be a concern because the swelling disappears on its own. You can also notice some mild bruising that doesn't cause any harm to your mouth.
How Long Does it Take to Heal After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
The healing process after a surgical extraction takes up to two weeks. The time varies depending on the number of teeth and the type of extraction process. Many factors can delay healing and promote healing. Things like smoking and using a straw can significantly delay healing after wisdom teeth removal. We advise that you avoid such habits at all costs. The presence of a dry socket is not a good sign after wisdom tooth removal as it delays healing.
Call Your Scarsdale, NY Oral Surgeons for a Consultation Today!
If you have wisdom teeth that are causing any kind of discomfort, call (914) 768-8220 today. Our experts at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery are ready to perform a wisdom tooth extraction procedure that will leave you feeling better.