Wisdom teeth extractions are the removal of any teeth from the third sets of molars. There are four wisdom teeth and depending on the patient and doctor’s discretion, not all four may necessarily be removed.
When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, overcrowding, or the tooth may only emerge partially. Impacted wisdom teeth can also become traps for infections. Removal is a quick operation that can take as few as 45 minutes. During the removal, patients are either numbed or given general anesthetic for sedation.
Post surgery patients will be on a soft food diet for a few days while the gums heal and swelling goes down. Foods such as ice cream, yogurt, thin soup, mashed potatoes, and pudding are recommended.
To learn more about the wisdom teeth and extraction of them, along with other services we offer, visit our website at www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia at Elite Dental Arts in New York, NY, call 212-681-0939.
Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
Elite Dental Arts
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY, 10017