Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Brookline, MA

Wisdom teeth erupt on both sides of the upper and lower jaw and usually erupt during late teens or early twenties.

When Do You Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Many patients experience problems when their wisdom teeth erupt, especially if they are crooked or impacted under the gum tissue.

Crooked wisdom teeth may crowd neighboring teeth and increase the strain on them. Misaligned or impacted wisdom teeth can cause several problems:

  • When wisdom teeth do not grow in the right position, they can trap food particles and increase the risk of cavities.
  • If they grow at an awkward angle, it may not be possible to floss between them and the adjacent molars.
  • Wisdom teeth that have partially erupted can create spaces for bacteria to enter the gum tissue, and this may lead to pain, swelling and tenderness in the jaw.
  • If they don’t have enough space to come through, they may damage adjacent teeth due to overcrowding.

Are you experiencing tenderness or swelling due to an impacted or crooked wisdom tooth? Our reliable dentist at Dental Partners of Brookline will evaluate your oral cavity and suggest a suitable solution.

Preparing for a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extractions are same-day procedures and the patient can return home the same day.

We strongly recommend getting someone to drive you home as you may be recovering from the effects of anesthesia. Our dentist near you may recommend medication prior to surgery if required. We can also prescribe suitable painkillers to minimize soreness. You may experience some stiffness or discomfort for a couple of days after the extraction.

Depending on the case, our team may decide on local anesthesia or conscious sedation. Give us a call or use our online booking tool to schedule your appointment.

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