Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is wisdom teeth removal?
The average person has 16 teeth on the top and 16 more on the bottom, making 32 teeth total. Every tooth has a certain task that helps your mouth to chew, speak, and function normally. However, in the back of your mouth, you have two extra molars (teeth that help you chew), which most people do not have sufficient room in their mouth to hold. In these cases, the extra molars–known as wisdom teeth–can be extracted to prevent them from growing in crooked, erupting only partially, or leading to other complications. At Concerned Dental, we have in-house oral surgeons who offer wisdom tooth removal for our patients in the New York area.
Who needs to have their wisdom teeth taken out?
If your wisdom teeth do not cause you any pain or dental issues, you do not need to have them removed. However, if you have any of the following signs that your wisdom teeth may be problematic, we recommend you have them extracted at Concerned Dental:
- Wisdom teeth incorrectly growing in
- Pain and aching
- Problems eating
- Food stuck in gums
- Cyst formation around the tooth
- Sinus problems (caused by tooth roots)
- Crooked teeth
- Gum inflammation
What does wisdom teeth removal involve?
Wisdom teeth removal begins by visiting the experienced team of dental professionals at Concerned Dental. We have extensive experience and training in identifying whether wisdom teeth must be removed. When patients experience no issues or pain related to wisdom teeth, they can often go their entire lives without having them removed. If you need wisdom tooth removal, our professionals will walk you through exactly what you can before, during, and after your wisdom tooth removal procedure.
What are the benefits of having your wisdom teeth removed?
There are benefits of having your wisdom teeth removed at Concerned Dental, which include:
- Safe procedure
- Wisdom teeth are not needed for regular function
- Avoids serious oral health complications
- Can avoid major dental work in the future
- May alleviate gum pain and other symptoms of overcrowded wisdom teeth