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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Brooklyn City Dental

Cosmetic and General Dentists & Endodontists located in Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY

When your wisdom teeth don’t come in properly, crowding can cause painful complications, such as toothaches and pockets where plaque accumulates. The experienced team at Brooklyn City Dental, in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, offers wisdom teeth extractions to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. Under the care of Brooklyn City Dental’s skilled professionals, you’ll find the surgery and recovery process hassle-free. To learn more, call either New York City office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth — two on each side — come in behind your back molars after all of your permanent teeth have arrived. They typically come in between the ages of 17-25.

They get their name because they come in at a mature age. If all goes well, wisdom teeth can actually provide benefits, like improved chewing. But sometimes, they can cause discomfort and other problems.

Why would I need wisdom teeth extraction?

Unfortunately, in many cases, there isn’t sufficient room for your wisdom teeth when they arrive. That can lead to crowding and other related issues.

Some of the most common issues surrounding wisdom teeth include:

  • Wisdom teeth in the wrong position causes food to get trapped
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can make it difficult to floss around them
  • Wisdom teeth that only partially come through often allow bacteria to enter your gums
  • Wisdom teeth can crowd or damage surrounding teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can cause cysts that damage bone or the roots of nearby teeth

As your wisdom teeth come in through your gums, the team at Brooklyn City Dental monitors them for any of these types of problems that may call for extraction.

What happens during wisdom teeth extraction?

During surgery to remove your wisdom teeth, the skilled team at Brooklyn City Dental puts you under general anesthesia so you don’t experience any discomfort. 

They use special dental tools and may remove your wisdom teeth in separate pieces, particularly if bone gets in the way. 

Using special dental tools, the dental professionals will first make an incision in your gum tissue. Then they remove any bone that is in the way. before removing the tooth. 

Finally, they thoroughly clean the area and stitch up the wound, placing gauze over the extraction site to stop any bleeding.

What is the recovery like after wisdom teeth extraction? 

After wisdom teeth extraction, the Brooklyn City Dental team helps you through the recovery process. They prescribe pain medication and instruct you to get plenty of rest. Some swelling and bruising are normal directly following surgery.

You’ll have to take it easy for at least a few days and only eat soft foods, such as ice cream, yogurt, and soup. The team monitors you closely to ensure your recovery is smooth. 

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, call Brooklyn City Dental or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.


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