Wisdom tooth removal blog post

Who Should Consider Wisdom Tooth Removal?

By henley.tabal
August 15, 2023

Wisdom tooth extraction is considered one of the most common procedures since most people's mouths can't accommodate the additional molars that come with them. In the event that the wisdom teeth are not extracted, they have the potential to be a chronic source of discomfort, infection, and swelling in the face or along the gum ... read more

Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2021

When we think of teeth coming into the smile, we often think of the earlier years when children develop their smile over the course of several years. However, there are some teeth that come later on, including the third molars, more commonly known as the “wisdom teeth.”  How many wisdom teeth do I have?  For ... read more

Why patients might require wisdom tooth removal

By Montefiore Medical Center
January 15, 2021

With an oral examination and a series of x-rays, the dentists at Montefiore Medical Center can easily spot issues within the smile that may require dental treatments. Once common concern is that of the wisdom teeth, or the “third molars.” These teeth are known for becoming potential issues within the smile for various reasons. They ... read more

Dry Socket and Wisdom Teeth Removal

By Montefiore Medical Center
September 15, 2016

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

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

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