Wisdom Teeth Removal - PLAINVIEW, MASSAPEQUA & LEVITTOWN, NY
3rd Molar Problems? Seek Expert Extraction
Surgical Qualifications Beyond the Ordinary
Our wisdom teeth, also known as 3rd molars, usually erupt by our early 20s. We say “usually” because sometimes they don’t emerge fully or at all—a condition we call impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth come in much later than our permanent adult teeth, creating potential problems. Wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles, making them difficult to maintain and more susceptible to decay. They can also press against healthy adjacent teeth, causing those teeth to become misaligned. The remedy to all of those complications is expert-based wisdom teeth removal in Plainview, Massapequa, and Levittown, NY.
Plainview Massapequa Levittown Oral and Implant Surgery is driven by a team of eight board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. With years of advanced residency training in surgical procedures including wisdom teeth removal, we’re the acknowledged extraction specialists. What’s more, our board certification requirement indicates that we’ve exceeded the minimum requirements for our field and continue to validate our expertise through ongoing training and re-certification. You won’t find a team more qualified or better equipped for this procedure.
Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Skilled Wisdom Teeth Removal and Smooth Recovery
Wisdom tooth extraction isn’t like other tooth extractions. It’s actually a complex surgical procedure for which oral surgeons are uniquely trained and qualified. When we remove your wisdom teeth, we generally have to open up your gums to access and completely remove the impacted teeth. Often these teeth don’t come out whole with a pair of forceps—the way a general dentist might remove a tooth—but instead have to be divided into several pieces. To keep you comfortable during this process we can provide a number of anesthesia options including IV sedation, which enables you to essentially sleep painlessly through the procedure.
After we remove your wisdom teeth, we won’t need to replace them, so you shouldn’t require further related treatment. However, to ensure a smooth recovery, we will give you a set of instructions that you must follow carefully. After an extraction, an empty tooth socket will develop a blood clot that aids in healing. If this clot doesn’t form or comes loose, you’re looking at a painful complication called dry socket. The pain is so severe because your nerves and jawbone become exposed. To avoid dry socket, receive care from an experienced oral surgeon and follow the guidelines they give you!
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