Wisdom Teeth NYC

What exactly are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in your mouth. This set of teeth usually develop in the teen age years. In many cases wisdom teeth can become impacted or partially erupted through the gums in a misalignment which can adversely affect the teeth around them resulting in severe oral pain or cause infections.  Ruben Cohen, DDS offers pain-free wisdom teeth removal and is a recognized leader in wisdom teeth removal.

How do impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth affect me?

Misaligned or impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on the adjacent teeth, which can result in permanent damage to these otherwise healthy teeth and their surrounding bone. Sometimes, impacted wisdom teeth or partially impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to the formation of cysts, and occasionally even tumors. This can potentially destroy an entire section of your jaw. During your visit with the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, he can detect if your wisdom teeth are “coming in” or it they need to be removed.

Diagnosis

A common misconception the NYC Wisdom Teeth specialist hears regarding wisdom teeth, is that they only need to be removed if there is pain. Normally developing wisdom teeth may still be prone to infections and other disease, according to a study by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. It is highly recommended that all third molars be inspected by a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon during young adulthood to ensure proper treatment.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Treatment

Treatment for wisdom teeth can range from surgically removing them to carefully monitoring their progress. In most cases of wisdom tooth (or wisdom teeth) removal, the Oral Surgeon will remove your wisdom teeth under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia), intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.  Ruben Cohen, DDS practices pain-free dentistry: it is his ultimate goal is to make sure you feel no pain during your wisdom teeth removal / extraction oral surgery. The various options to remove your wisdom teeth and all will be discussed with you prior to the wisdom teeth removal procedure is performed.

To read move about Wisdom Teeth Extraction, please visit this link to the Huffington Post to read Dr. Cohen’s recent article entitled “How to Know if Wisdom Teeth Really Need to be Removed“.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

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