Wisdom Teeth Removal in Ridgewood NY
Wisdom teeth typically erupt in your late teens or early 20s, but can also happen later in life, too. They are also called third molars. The good news is that they don't automatically have to extracted. When they grow in straight and without any complications, you won't suffer any consequences as a result. However, the bad news is that more often than not, they do grow in crooked or only partially. And if they become impacted, you can expect not only pain, but also swelling. That is when you will need our wisdom teeth removal in Ridgewood NY
When it's obvious that your wisdom teeth are growing in, you'll want to come in to be examined. If you're fortunate, you can avoid severe discomfort by having them extracted pro-actively. Sometimes, though, it's the pain that alerts you. Getting our wisdom teeth removal in Ridgewood NY
is somewhat similar to having any tooth removed. You will be sufficiently numbed first with local anesthesia. Our goal is to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. The gum tissue over the wisdom teeth have to be cut open. If there is any bone tissue blocking access to the tooth, it will be removed. In some instances, wisdom teeth have to be extracted in pieces. You may require stitches afterward. Bleeding is perfectly normal, and if you do have any, we will provide you with gauze. For the first 24 hours after our wisdom teeth removal in Ridgewood NY
, you should eat only soft foods. An ice pack placed on your face along with the use of over-the-counter pain relief drugs will manage your discomfort and any swelling. It's also a good idea to avoid smoking for the first day. You should recover fully within a few days, but try not to over-exert yourself for the initial 24 hour period following oral surgery.
Be sure to contact our office when you need your wisdom teeth extracted or you think that you might.
67-13 Fresh Pond Rd,
Ridgewood, NY 11385
By Patient Friendly Dental
March 12, 2017