If you are experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth, you are very likely to be recommended to undergo extraction. You may even be recommended to undergo extraction if we feel that you are at high risk of developing problems. We can manage perfectly well without our wisdom teeth and so extraction has no impact on our ability to use our mouths day today. Often the earlier wisdom teeth are removed, the easier it is. This is because the root will have not have completely developed, nor will the bone around the teeth be as dense.
Wisdom teeth extractions are usually done under local anesthetic, although sedation may be available if needed. In some cases, if we believe that the extraction may be difficult, you may be recommended to have a general anesthetic. An incision is made around the impacted tooth so that it can be removed. It may be necessary for some of the bone around the wisdom tooth to be removed so that the tooth can be removed.
You will be given specific instructions to follow regarding caring for your mouth after wisdom tooth extraction and following these precisely will reduce your risk of experiencing any complications.
If you are experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth and would like the advice and support of an experienced and professional dental surgery team, we would be delighted to help. Schedule a visit to our Brooklyn, New York oral and maxillofacial surgery offices today by calling (718) 557-9478