Wisdom Teeth Removal in Rochester NY
Most wisdom teeth come in when you're between the ages of 17 and 25, but they don't exactly make you wiser-mostly, they just make your mouth more crowded.
Don't let your wisdom teeth affect your oral health. If you need wisdom tooth removal in Rochester, NY, visit the office of Dr. David K. Skeels.
Why You Need Wisdom Tooth Removal
You may wonder why it's so important to get your wisdom teeth removed. Why can't you just leave them in? Some people may be able to, but most can't. Usually, wisdom teeth crowd other teeth, which can lead to alignment issues. If they erupt only partially, they can cause pain and even infection.
Our early ancestors may have needed these teeth to chew rough food, but we no longer need them. Dr. Skeels can safely remove your wisdom teeth to improve your dental health.
How Wisdom Tooth Removal Works
When you come for wisdom tooth removal in Rochester, NY, here's what you'll experience:
- Dr. Skeels examines your teeth and tells you more about the procedure. The procedure may differ depending on how many wisdom teeth you have and whether they are embedded.
- Dr. Skeels' staff administers anesthesia.
- Dr. Skeels uses advanced tools to extract each tooth. If it is embedded, he may refer you to an oral surgeon specialist for the procedure.
- Dr. Skeels stitches the gums.
Once the surgery is complete, someone else should drive you home. Use ice packs and pain relievers for the next few days to relieve any swelling or discomfort. You should eat soft foods during the recovery period.
Set an Appointment
If your wisdom teeth have come in recently, get them removed before they cause problems. Call us for wisdom teeth removal in Rochester, NY at (585) 467-7000. We'll be happy to answer your questions.