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Wisdom Teeth Removal - Long Island City, NY

Wisdom teeth pain is not uncommon. Chances are if you're experiencing weird pain that you have no idea where it is coming from, it may be those darn third molars.

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Signs and Symptoms of Wisdom tooth pain

You may or may not know if it is your wisdom teeth that are bothering you. What you do know is that it is very painful and not pleasant. You may not even be able to pin point where it is coming from, which is why it is important to see one of our LIC dentists so that we can diagnose you.

Nonetheless, here are some common symptoms for wisdom teeth pain:

  • Throbbing pain that comes and goes

  • Constant pain that doesn't stop

  • Pain that shoots up your ear or your head

  • Pain that shoots down your neck

  • Gums feel tender and swollen near the back of your mouth

Is it painful to remove the wisdom teeth with our long island city dentist?

Believe it or not, it shouldn't be painful at all to have your wisdom tooth removed with us. You will be thoroughly numb throughout the entire procedure. What this means is that you won't feel anything sharp but you may still feel pressure. The pressure is not felt by your tooth but rather the bone that surrounds the teeth.

A lot of people have this misconception that taking out them out is very painful but it isn't true. Although there is an exception for when it could be painful and that is when it is very infected. A severe wisdom tooth infection can be painful. If yours is severely infected, our LIC dentists may have to put you on antibiotics for 48-72 hours before we even attempt to extract the wisdom teeth. If we try to do it on the day of, you may not get numb.

How long does it take to recover from getting wisdom teeth pulled?

The recovery time from getting the wisdom teeth extracted would depend on how impacted they are and how many teeth you're removing at once.

  1. If they are not impacted, you may only need 1 day to recover.

  2. If they are impacted, you may need 2-3 days depending on how many you are removing.

Our LIC dentists will let you know before hand what we anticipate the recovery time to be. That way you'll know how to prepare for the day of the procedure.

The Do and don'ts after tooth removal by your dentist in long island city

What you should do is stick to a soft food diet for the next few days. You should also take it easy with no heavy exercising or weight lifting. You also have our blessing to binge watch Netflix and eat ice cream while you're recovering from the extraction. Well, just binge watching and maybe moderation with the ice cream. You can still get tooth decay from eating all that ice cream.

What you shouldn't do is smoke for the next 3 days. You should also not spit, rinse, or drink through a straw for the first 24 hours. Any of those actions may dislodge the blood clot that is trying to form and that will result in continuous bleeding.

You should also not drink coffee, soda, or alcohol for the 24 hours after the extraction. You may resume drinking them after that but we would advise against it because it can delay healing.

If you wanted to know an interesting fact, bromelain in pineapple juice can help reduce swelling and inflammation from wisdom teeth removal!

How to find our LIC dental office for wisdom tooth extraction

A major art attraction is close by to our office. You may have heard of it, its called the Culture Lab LIC and they're located at 5-25 46th Ave.

These are the directions to get to us from culture lab.

  1. Head south toward 46th Ave

  2. Turn left onto 46th Ave

  3. Turn right onto 11th st

  4. Turn left onto 47th Rd

  5. Turn left onto Jackson Ave