Wisdom teeth, or the “third molars,” are teeth that develop in the back of the mouth. They are typically the very last teeth to emerge through the gum line, and do so around early adulthood. However, because these teeth emerge so late, there is often not enough room for them to erupt through the gum line. Wisdom teeth are known for becoming impacted, or stuck, underneath the gumline and often cause pain and discomfort. It is common to have these teeth surgically extracted by a dentist when they become problematic. The dentists of Central Avenue Dental in New York is pleased to provide wisdom tooth extraction.
Does the extraction of wisdom teeth hurt?
Removing teeth with a professional dentist will eliminate any pain and discomfort patients may expect. Our team at Central Avenue Dental offers proper local anesthetics and sedation to ensure comfort from start to finish. There are also two different kinds of removal, including simple and surgical, which will dictate the healing process. Whether you have stitches due to surgical removal or have had your teeth simply removed from the bone after eruption, the healing process may require a change in diet for a few days to several weeks.
What can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?
After the wisdom teeth have been removed, it is important that patients focus on foods that are soft and require minimal chewing. This helps in allowing the area to heal properly. Below are a few of the more common foods patients consider after their procedure:
- Scrambled eggs or omelets
- Instant oatmeal
- Mashed potatoes
- Hummus (without chips or pitas)
- Ice cream
- Cottage cheese
In addition, patients may want to avoid foods that are crunchy, crumbly, spicy, or chewy, as these can increase pain and irritation while impacting the wounds or stitches.
Are you considering wisdom tooth removal?
The team at Central Avenue Dental is pleased to provide dental extractions for new and existing patients in the areas of Valley Stream and Manhattan, NY. If you are interested in wisdom tooth removal, now is a great time to educate yourself on the aftercare required for faster and more effective healing. Call Drs. Alevtina Edgar, Igor Ilyabayev, Yuriy Normatov, and Arthur Malayev today to schedule your appointment at (516) 887-0020 for the Valley Stream office or (212) 571-0033 for the New York, NY office. Our facilities are always welcoming new patients!