Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth surgery is one of the most common oral surgery procedures that dental patients receive. For many, this treatment is necessary to prevent wisdom teeth from causing discomfort or damage to existing teeth. Our Brooklyn, NY dental office helps patients protect their health and the appearance of their smiles with wisdom teeth removal surgery.
When Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically do not have enough space to grow into your jaw, alongside your other teeth. For this reason, your third molars can cause your other teeth to shift out of alignment and can produce discomfort as they’re doing so.
Third molars typically begin to emerge in your late teens or early twenties, but not all patients will need their wisdom teeth removed at the same age. If you have noticed that your wisdom teeth are beginning to poke through your gums, or if you’re experiencing any jaw discomfort, it’s important to visit our Brooklyn dentists as quickly as possible. Dr. Shahin takes each patient on a case-by-case basis to determine when removing wisdom teeth is necessary.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction and Recovery
When it’s time to have your third molars removed, we perform simple and complex wisdom teeth extractions. During your appointment, Dr. Shahin thoroughly numbs the treatment site with local anesthesia for your comfort. We ensure that your treatment is as painless and as quick as possible.
After your appointment, you may experience some swelling in the treatment areas. Any discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication and residual bleeding can be helped with the use of soft gauze. It’s important to keep the treatment site clean, to help promote proper healing, and to brush your teeth gently, to avoid damage to sensitive tissues. Depending on the number of teeth that have been removed, you’ll begin to notice a decrease in swelling in just a few days.
Questions about Wisdom Teeth Surgery? Contact Our Office
Getting wisdom teeth removed is a procedure that many patients have to undergo in their lives. By extracting bothersome wisdom teeth, you are helping preserve the alignment of your permanent teeth, and preventing infection and other oral health complications caused by shifting third molars.
For more information about wisdom teeth removal in Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, or any neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, please contact our office to speak to a member of our friendly dental team at Brooklyn Dentist.