If you require wisdom teeth extraction, it is best to see an experienced dentist who is well-versed in the procedure. Dr. Kurzweil has a long background of removing wisdom teeth in patients living ing Bellerose, New York, Bayside, New York and nearby areas.
Your wisdom teeth are the final molars that erupt on the upper and lower jaws of your mouth. Most people’s wisdom teeth come in during their late teenage years or early twenties. When your wisdom teeth erupt only some of the way—or if they come in crooked—they can cause crowding and disease in your mouth. An impacted or embedded wisdom tooth can cause pain or even infection. In these cases, it is best to get them pulled, or extracted.
Depending on how your wisdom teeth erupted from the jawbone, your dentist will need to administer anesthesia to alleviate pain and improve your comfort during the procedure. Dr. Kurzweil will generally administer local anesthesia at the injection site as well as sedation anesthesia that puts you in a kind of “sleep” state and limits your memory of the extraction. In some cases, general anesthesia is offered.
After anesthesia is administered, your dentist will make an incision that exposes the tooth and bone. Some of the bone is removed so that he can better access the tooth’s root. The tooth is divided into smaller sections that make removal easier. Once the tooth is removed, the site is cleaned and disinfected and stitched closed. Gauze is placed over the site to minimize bleeding and promote clotting.
Wisdom teeth extraction may be followed by swelling and pain, for which Dr. Kurzweil may prescribe some medications to ease your discomfort. You will be told to eat soft foods and take it easy for several days after the surgery. You will also be instructed on how to care for your mouth. Recovery after wisdom teeth extraction may take several days and sometimes even a week or more for the pain and swell to subside.
At Lawrence A. Kurzweil, DDS, PC we make an effort to provide you with the best care and most convenient financial options. We accept most insurance plans. Please bring information about your insurance to your visit so that we can expedite reimbursement.
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