Wisdom tooth removal

Dry Socket and Wisdom Teeth Removal

By Montefiore Medical Center
September 15, 2016
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Dry socket is one of the most common complications after tooth extraction, as with wisdom teeth removal. Not all patients who have their wisdom teeth removed will get dry socket, but if you’re experiencing certain symptoms, it’s possible that you have this complication. Defining Dry Socket While relatively rare, dry socket occurs when your jawbone ... read more


Do’s and Don’ts After Wisdom Teeth Removal

By editor
January 15, 2016
Wisdom Teeth Removed

The way you care for yourself after wisdom teeth removal can make all the difference in your recovery. Here’s a list of what to do (and what not to do) to get you back on your feet after you get your wisdom teeth out. DO Take it easy. You will need plenty of rest after ... read more


Unless You’re the Geico Caveman, You Don’t Need Your Wisdom Teeth

By editor
October 15, 2015
Wisdom Teeth Removal

Talk about false advertising — wisdom teeth are anything but smart. Some people think they can let them erupt and come down and join their other permanent teeth. But the reality is that wisdom teeth can cause all sorts of dental issues and most people need to have them removed. At Montefiore Medical Center, we ... read more


Anesthesia Options in Wisdom Teeth Removal

By admin
November 26, 2014

Wisdom teeth often pose a problem for people. They don't come in at the same time, and many times, they do not grow correctly. This can lead to bite problems and infection. Gums can also become tender and swollen, and may even split around the teeth. The pain when this happens can be intolerable. When ... read more


FAQs on Wisdom Tooth Removal

By admin
November 5, 2014

Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that often develop when a person is between the ages of 15 and 25. The average person's mouth is considered too small to support the extra molars, and wisdom teeth often become impacted when they are growing in. Impacted teeth can cause pain and infection, so often, ... read more