Wisdom Tooth Extractions - Philadelphia, PA

Are Wisdom Teeth
Causing You Pain?

Between the ages of 17 and 25, your wisdom teeth are likely to start to appear in your mouth. More often than not, these extra teeth aren’t able to emerge fully from beneath the gums, leading to complications such as infections and damage to the roots of the nearby teeth. At Dentex Dental of Philadelphia, we can examine your mouth and look for signs of problematic wisdom teeth so that we can schedule an extraction before they cause any major issues. Call us today to schedule your next appointment for wisdom tooth extractions in Philadelphia, PA.

Why Choose Dentex Dental of Philadelphia for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Knowledgeable, Caring Dentists
  • Dental Sedation for Your Comfort
  • Technologically Advanced Dental Office

When is a Wisdom Tooth
Extraction Really Necessary?

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth before extraction

If your wisdom teeth come in without causing pain or affecting the other teeth, then there’s no need to remove them. However, we will generally recommend an extraction in Northeast Philadelphia if you start experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Gums that have become red, swollen, tender, or start bleeding easily
  • Constant pain in your jaw around the area where the wisdom teeth have become impacted
  • Swelling around your jaw
  • Bad breath and an unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening and closing your jaw

Wisdom Tooth
Extraction Aftercare

X-ray of smile with impacted wisdom teeth

Having wisdom teeth removed in Bustleton is a surgical procedure, so it’s important that you follow our directions for taking care of your mouth while you recover. Hold gauze over the surgical site until any bleeding has completely stopped. Do not rinse vigorously, use a straw, or smoke while your mouth is healing. Gently rinsing with saltwater two or three times a day will help reduce your risk of infection. Initially, stick to a soft food diet and gradually work your way back to more solid foods.