Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Have you created your back to school check list? A back to school check list can help you stay organized and stress-free. On your check list, you may want to include new clothes, new shoes, school supplies, etc. but make sure that you include your regular dental check-up.

Your regular dental check-up is extremely important since it will help prevent and detect any dental problems such as impacted wisdom teeth that may cause permanent damage to your teeth, gums, or bones.

There are millions of impacted wisdom teeth removals each year by Oral Surgeons. At your Garden City Dentist, we recommend students schedule the removal of their impacted wisdom teeth during the summer, a few weeks before school starts, because there are a few days recommended for recovery.

Your Oral Surgeon will provide you with your post-operation instructions on how to care for your mouth after your oral surgery. These instructions will include what is needed if your experiencing bleed, swelling, pain and dry sockets. Additional instructions include your diet, oral hygiene, activity, healing, sutures/stitches, antibiotics and what foods to drink and eat the next few days.

Call us today at 516-825-1100 to schedule your regular dental check-up or wisdom teeth removal at Advanced DDS & Advanced Children’s Dentistry.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth:

Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molar, are the last set of teeth to develop. For some individuals, their wisdom teeth emerge from the gum line and their jaw is large enough to allow room without damaging their other teeth, gums, and bone. However, this is not the case for a majority of individuals and more often these wisdom teeth fail to emerge properly or becomes impacted between the jawbone and gum tissue.

If you have an impacted wisdom tooth you may experience swelling, pain and infection around the tooth but not everyone experiences these symptoms. Your impacted wisdom teeth may cause permanent damage if not removed such as the development of cysts or tumors that can destroy sections of your jaw.Oral Surgery Infographic



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