Wisdom Teeth Specialist

Cosmetic Dentistry Center

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

The idea of having teeth removed might make you a little nervous, but it beats suffering from painful infections or cavities caused by problems with your wisdom teeth. If you think your third molars are making trouble inside your mouth, Cosmetic Dentistry Center can help. Located in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, the team of skilled dentists offers expert wisdom teeth extractions that are fast with minimal discomfort. To schedule an exam, call the office or book an appointment online.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars at the back of your mouth. They’re the third set of molars to grow in, usually between the ages of 17-25. Wisdom teeth are used in chewing, but they can cause problems if they don’t grow in properly.

How do I know if I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Many people suffer because their wisdom teeth grow in incorrectly. In addition to causing pain, problematic wisdom teeth can contribute to infections, cavities, and even gum disease.

You may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted if they’re:

  • Impacted: wisdom teeth remain inside the gums, putting pressure on other teeth
  • Angled: wisdom teeth grow directly into other teeth
  • Partially erupted: wisdom teeth don’t grow in all the way, leaving gaps that are prone to infection

If you have tooth or gum pain in the back of your mouth, schedule a dental exam, including X-rays, with Cosmetic Dentistry Center to find out if your wisdom teeth are the cause of your distress.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

The team of professionals at Cosmetic Dentistry Center performs wisdom tooth removal regularly so you can have confidence in their expertise and skill. You’re given local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any discomfort during your procedure, and nitrous oxide, to make you feel calm and relaxed.

Your dentist makes a small incision in your gums and then uses a special tool to extract the tooth. The incision is then filled with dissolvable gauze and closed with dissolving stitches.

What is recovery like after wisdom tooth extraction?

Most people aren’t in pain following extraction. You might have some mild discomfort and swelling, but this usually goes away within 48 hours.

Be sure to follow your dentist's instructions regarding what to eat and drink, and how to take care of your mouth, following your extractions. It usually takes about two weeks for your mouth to completely heal from wisdom tooth removal.

If your wisdom teeth are giving you grief, schedule an exam today by calling the Cosmetic Dentistry Center office, or use the convenient online booking tool.