New York, NY, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Mark Stein offers the most advanced, minimally invasive technique for wisdom tooth extraction at his New York City practice, so patients can enjoy a reduced recovery time following oral surgery compared to traditional techniques. Minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction is designed to reduce post-surgical swelling, discomfort, and pain. Patients who have previously avoided oral surgery can finally make the wise choice and take advantage of this progressive oral surgery technique today by contacting Dr. Mark Stein and his friendly staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction in NYC follows the basic procedure of traditional wisdom tooth extraction but improves upon key elements, such as incision length, amount of bone removal, and use of preventative medications, to ensure a more timely and comfortable recovery. The incision used during this technique is quite small as opposed to the usual, larger incision used during traditional wisdom tooth extraction. This allows for less stiches and a minimal recovery area. Bone removal may also be necessary, depending on how severely the wisdom teeth are impacted, age of the patient, and bone density. Minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction, however, utilizes less bone removal than normally necessary.
Once wisdom teeth are extracted, a combination of certain medications is injected into the surgical site. These medications will limit the amount of swelling and discomfort patients typically experience after oral surgery. As a result of these specific improvements to the traditional surgery, minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction cuts recovery time nearly in half compared to conventional extraction techniques! Usually, impacted wisdom teeth require a four to five day recovery period. Recovery will vary on an individual basis depending on how severely the teeth are impacted-- how deep they are positioned in the jaw. Dr. Mark Stein has found that patients who qualify for minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction enjoy a reduced recovery time of two to three days at most in the majority of cases.
For many patients, wisdom tooth extraction is inevitable. Once wisdom teeth become impacted, they increase the risk of a host of other dental health and aesthetic issues, such as misaligned and cracked teeth, decay, infection, and jaw and nerve damage. Addressing this condition early can treat these health and aesthetic issues as well as prevent future dental health problems, such as a more difficult, expensive, and invasive wisdom tooth removal down the road. At New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, this procedure can be safely performed in-office, under IV sedation. Although the procedure is minimally invasive, patients will need a responsible adult to drive them to and from surgery. Please anticipate this necessity and plan accordingly before your scheduled procedure.
If the risk of a long recovery dissuaded you from necessary oral surgery, wise up! Recent advancements in surgical techniques at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can improve the health of your smile in 2013 with less post-surgical discomfort, swelling, or pain than ever before; consider minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction today! Dr. Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff welcome any questions you may have about wisdom tooth extraction in New York City. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
CONTACT: Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Center 800A Fifth Avenue, Suite 404 New York, NY 10065 Tel: 212.888.4760 www.new-york-oral-surgery.com
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