Wisdom teeth can cause a number of unfavorable oral hygiene conditions, with symptoms that include pain, swelling, and tenderness. Due to this, it’s important to understand if having your wisdom teeth removed is a beneficial procedure for you to undergo. Dr. Youngmo Kang at Concierge Dental Design in the Financial District, New York, provides wisdom teeth removal using the latest advanced technology. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Wisdom teeth are your third and final set of molars, all the way in the back of your mouth. Typically, you’ll develop four wisdom teeth that emerge behind your molars on both sides of your lower and upper jaw. Wisdom teeth normally appear between the ages of 17 and 21, and will either fully emerge, partially emerge, or stay buried within your gum tissue.
Being the last set of teeth to come in, there’s often not enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth to properly emerge. This can often lead to impacted wisdom teeth (meaning they are trapped below your gum tissue) or wisdom teeth that emerge crooked. Both instances can cause pain, swelling, tenderness, and disease.
Wisdom teeth removal is a relatively routine surgical procedure that is performed to remove one or all of your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are removed because they can develop as impacted or grow in crooked, causing pain and discomfort, and promoting infectious gum disease and tooth decay.
Depending on how many wisdom teeth are being removed, you can expect the procedure to last between 45 minutes to an hour. Before the actual surgery can begin, Dr. Kang will use anesthesia so you don’t feel pain or discomfort during the removal process.
In order to fully remove the tooth, Dr. Kang will most likely need to make cuts to your gum tissue and bone. If this is the case, he will use special stitches that dissolve after a few days to close the wound shut. Dr. Kang may also place gauze pads in the back of your mouth after the surgery.
There are a number of benefits that come along with wisdom teeth removal, especially if you have impacted or crooked teeth. Wisdom teeth removal helps with:
If you’re experiencing pain or crowding in the back of your mouth and have not had your wisdom teeth removed, it may be necessary to receive wisdom tooth removal surgery to ensure a healthy and pain-free mouth. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Kang today.