The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the back of the mouth. Unfortunately, most people’s mouths are too small to accommodate them, which means they can lead to a number of oral health issues. Do you suspect that your wisdom teeth are causing you problems? Visit Gillis Dental for a consultation. If we recommend wisdom teeth extractions, you can be sure that we will perform your wisdom tooth extractions in our Needham, MA dental office as comfortably and gently as possible.
We carefully evaluate our patients’ wisdom teeth to determine whether extraction is truly necessary. If we believe it is, we begin the procedure by making sure that the patient is comfortable. For impacted wisdom teeth (those stuck beneath the gum line), we have to make an incision in the gums. We might also have to break the teeth into pieces.
After the teeth are out, we recommend that patients take it easy for a few days. Most people are able to resume their normal eating habits and other activities within a week or so of their procedure. You are always welcome to call us if you have questions during your recovery period.