Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common surgical procedures Dr. Omid Termechi and his staff performs. Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth located in the posterior of your mouth. They will begin to appear between the ages of 17 and 25 and may cause slight pain as they come in. Wisdom tooth extraction is generally a simple procedure where the dentist will open up the gum over the tooth, remove the wisdom tooth, and stitch the gum back up. While this may sound painful, there is no reason to worry because a general anesthetic is used so you will sleep through the entire process. If you have been recommended for wisdom tooth extraction, please contact Dr. Omid Termechi for service in the Astoria, NY area.

Reasons for wisdom tooth extraction:

  • Impacted Teeth: If your wisdom teeth are too big for your jawbone, they may become impacted. This means they are not growing properly where they break through under the gum line.

 

  • Chance of Infection: If your wisdom teeth are beginning to come through the gum line, but not all the way, it can create a small flap. Food and germs can get trapped under this flap and become infected.

 

  • Growing at the Wrong Angle: If your wisdom teeth are coming in at the wrong angle, it can cause other teeth to move. If you have just gotten your braces off, the last thing you want is for your teeth to start shifting again.

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What to expect after wisdom tooth extraction surgery:

After wisdom tooth extraction surgery, you can expect to be in slight pain and discomfort for the first day. You can take prescribed pain killers to help ease the pain if necessary and will want to remain propped up to avoid blood flow to the head. It is also recommended to stick to soft food. Also, avoid sucking with straws as this can loosen the clot and delay the healing. Your stitches are designed to dissolve on their own, however, if they do not, you may be required to come in for a follow-up appointment. For more information about what to expect after wisdom tooth extraction surgery, please contact Dr. Omid Termechi today. We can schedule a consultation to take a look at your teeth and go over all your options.