Minimally Invasive Wisdom Tooth Extraction in NYC
POSTED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 AT 4:52 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
The beginning of summer means the end of school. As the breaking of the beach waves and the outdoor celebrations replace school bells and books, your child celebrates more free time! Why not put some of the free time to use and schedule your child’s appointment for a wisdom tooth consultation? Removing wisdom teeth in NYC before they cause problems is a proactive approach to dental health.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) recommends 17-25 year olds have their third molars evaluated by an oral surgeon in New York to decide if surgery is needed. While an impacted wisdom tooth may not be causing pain, it creates a risk to cause problems.
In fact, wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars are hard to reach for maintenance because they are so far back in your mouth. They are prone to infection because the third molars are more likely to have trapped food particles, plaque, and debris that can cause tooth decay.
Deciding not to have your wisdom teeth removed can also shift the alignment of the rest of your teeth, changing your smile and possibly causing the need for other dental work from causing damage to neighboring teeth. Wisdom tooth extraction in New York City is often the easier solution for long term health.
According to the AAOMS, eighty percent of young adult subjects who retained previously healthy wisdom teeth had developed problems within seven years. The cost of maintaining retained wisdom teeth over a lifetime can be more than the cost of wisdom tooth extraction in NY. Keeping wisdom teeth can also increase the risk for broader conditions, including cardiovascular disease.
Wisdom tooth extraction in New York at a younger age is a less invasive/complex procedure. Healing is faster as a younger individual and problems from impacted wisdom teeth including infection, cysts, gum disease, bone loss, decay, and swelling don’t have time to develop.
If you take the “wait and see” approach with your wisdom teeth, you may be borrowing trouble. Besides the extra time spent getting regular checkups on the progression of your wisdom teeth in NYC, surgery in older patients can have a longer recovery time and more complications.
Use your wisdom and call Dr. Mark Stein at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to schedule a consult and decide what your best choice is for wisdom tooth removal. Call 212-888-4760 or schedule an appointment online today!
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