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Wisdom Teeth Specialist

Emergency Dentist NYC

Emergency, Cosmetic, and General Dentistry located in Union Square, New York City, NY

It’s best to remove wisdom teeth before they become impacted or start to push your other teeth out of alignment. But sometimes wisdom teeth problems sneak up on you, leaving you with impacted teeth that require immediate removal. The skilled dental care team at Emergency Dentist NYC in Union Square, Manhattan in New York City handles all your wisdom teeth issues with compassion and gentle care. Around-the-clock care is available, so call the office anytime or use online booking now.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

When do I need wisdom teeth extraction?

Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third set of molars, are at the back of your mouth. They usually start growing in (erupting) in your late teens or early to mid-20s. Wisdom teeth are often a problem for a few reasons, including:

Lack of jaw space

Often, wisdom teeth cause problems in the mouth due to insufficient jaw space. If your wisdom teeth try to push through the gums even though there's no space for them, it can lead to tooth root damage in your second molars, tooth misalignment, and other issues.

Impaction

Wisdom teeth can grow trapped below the gums (impaction) or within your jawbone (bony impaction). This can be painful, in addition to being a risk for infection and tooth damage.

Eruption angle

Ideally, wisdom teeth erupt in back of (not underneath) your second molars. But, it's not uncommon for wisdom teeth to erupt at a bad angle instead. If your wisdom teeth erupt at an angle, it can pressure the nearby molars and potentially trigger tooth damage and shifting. 

Location

Even if your wisdom teeth erupt perfectly and you have enough space in your jaw, they're so far back in your mouth that keeping them clean can be a real challenge. Sometimes this can lead to cavities and periodontal disease around your wisdom teeth, which might make extraction the best option.

When your wisdom teeth cause problems, you can experience serious pain, jaw swelling, infections, teeth shifting, and other issues. In many cases, extraction is the best solution.

Does wisdom teeth extraction hurt?

Your comfort is vitally important, so Emergency Dentist NYC always strives to give you a painless procedure. Your experienced care providers take digital X-ray and panoramic 3D imaging scans on-site to determine the safest, most comfortable, and most effective wisdom teeth removal plan for you. 

Usually, Emergency Dentist NYC providers perform wisdom teeth extractions while you’re under local anesthesia. This numbs the entire treatment area. If you’re scared, worried, or anxious about wisdom teeth extraction, you can also opt for intravenous (IV) sedation. With IV sedation, you’re awake and able to communicate but deeply relaxed during your wisdom teeth extraction. 

Emergency Dentist NYC offers wisdom teeth removal seven days a week. Call the office or use the online booking tool for help now.