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Witzmani Family Dentistry
Witzmani Family Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth Dentist Elmhurst, Queens, New York
Wisdom Teeth And Where They Are Located
The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last tooth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth – two in each corner.
Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn't always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly. Because of the lack of space, a wisdom tooth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. Wisdom tooth that grow through like this are known as impacted. If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth contact our dentist in Elmhurst Queens
to see how we can help you.
Wisdom Tooth or Teeth Pain
You should make an appointment to see our dentist in Elmhurst, New York if you're experiencing severe pain or discomfort from a wisdom tooth or teeth. Your dentist will check your teeth and advise you on whether they need to be removed. If your dentist thinks you may need your wisdom tooth removed, they'll usually carry out an X-ray of your mouth. This gives
them a clearer view of the position of your tooth. As with any tooth
problems, it's important to see your dentist as soon as possible, rather
than waiting for your regular dental check-up.
Wisdom Tooth or Teeth Extraction
Your wisdom tooth don't usually need to be extracted if they're impacted but aren't causing any problems. This is because there's no proven benefit of doing this and it carries the risk of complications. Sometimes, a wisdom tooth or teeth at have become impacted or haven't fully broken through
the surface of the gum can cause dental problems. Food and bacteria
can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth, causing a build-up of plaque, which can lead to:
Many of these problems can be treated with treatment such as antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash, so removing your wisdom teeth is only recommended when other treatment hasn't worked.
Before removing a wisdom tooth or teeth, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb
the area where the tooth or teeth will be removed. A general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or
all of your wisdom tooth or teeth will be removed at the same time. A general anesthetic prevents pain in the whole body and will cause you to sleep through the procedure. Your dentist will probably recommend that you don't eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery so that you are prepared for the anesthetic. To remove the wisdom tooth or teeth, your dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any
bone that is covering the tooth. He or she will separate the tissue
connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes
the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. A folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop the bleeding.
Schedule An Appointment
Wisdom Tooth or Teeth pain can be very, very painful. If you are experiencing any problems with your wisdom tooth or teeth, contact our dentist in Elmhurst, New York 11373 now, so you can take care of this problem, before it gets any worse.