Everyone has a set of wisdom teeth, but this set of ‘final molars’ often stays impacted. Some patients experience these teeth beginning to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 24. Even when that happens, there is not enough space in the mouth for these wisdom teeth to grow, which is why Dr. Nick Mobilia, DDS of Elite Dental Arts typically recommends extraction.
Keeping wisdom teeth too long can cause oral discomfort, headaches, damage the surrounding teeth and put a patient at risk for infection. If you experience swollen or tender gums around the wisdom teeth, jaw pain, or facial swelling, give us a call. We can determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed, and discuss sedation options and procedure with you. The procedure will include stitches and some down time, but following instructions, a patient’s recovery shouldn’t take more than a week.
To learn more about your wisdom teeth and all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.
Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS