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Wisdom Teeth Specialist

866 Fix Teeth

Dentist located in Brooklyn, NY & Staten Island, NY

Only a few lucky people get their wisdom teeth with no issues. Most of us need help from a dentist when our wisdom teeth emerge. The dentists at 866-FIX-TEETH help patients from throughout New York City with wisdom teeth treatments and extractions from offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

Should all wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth erupt after all the other teeth have grown in. If the mouth is already crowded then wisdom teeth can cause issues. For example, wisdom teeth often come in sideways or become impacted beneath the other molars. This causes pressure, pain, and can hurt the neighboring teeth. Wisdom teeth in these positions usually need to be removed to protect the other teeth and to keep the mouth healthy. Another issue is that many people have trouble keeping the wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth clean; these teeth can become more susceptible to cavities and decay. The dentists at 866-FIX-TEETH will provide advice on whether or not your wisdom teeth extraction is necessary.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to emerge in the back of your mouth. They typically grow in during your late teenage years or early 20s. They are your third molars and in some cases complete your full set of teeth. However, in most cases, wisdom teeth cause pain because there is not enough room in the jaw to accommodate these teeth or because they do not grow in correctly.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

We normally try to avoid removing teeth but the wisdom teeth are an exception to this rule. We use the most advanced forms of anesthetic or sedation, innovative tools, and techniques to remove wisdom teeth with as little discomfort as possible. Some wisdom teeth are removed with loosening and a gentle tug. However, teeth that are impacted or have only partially emerged, typically need a minor procedure to cut the tooth out of the gums. Before the procedure, the doctor will review the approach he or she is going to use so patients can address concerns about the procedure or the recovery period.

Insurance and Financing Options

At 866-FIX-TEETH, we accept most major insurance plans including all local/Union plans and PPOs, as well as most Medicare, managed care plans and Medicaid. If you've had an accident at work or motor vehicle accident, we will work with your carrier to make them pay for your related dental treatment. Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. If you don’t have any dental insurance, don’t worry! We will offer our own discounted membership plan that will give you 50% + off regular fees. Those with insurance are also eligible but are limited to a certain amount of discounted work.

Blue Cross
Delta Dental
Horizon Healthcare
MetLife Dental
United Concordia
United Healthcare
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