Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

The Wisdom of Tooth Extraction

Unlike the rest of your permanent teeth, your wisdom teeth don’t erupt from your gums until your late teens or early 20’s. These teeth are molars that are located in the back of your mouth, behind all of your other teeth. Your dentist is likely to recommend extracting your wisdom teeth, preferably before they start to cause problems. Wisdom teeth are particularly prone to becoming impacted, which means they fail to fully erupt.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, swelling, and tenderness of the gums. They can even inflict damage on the adjacent teeth. Unless you have your dentist remove your wisdom teeth, you may have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, cysts, and gum disease. To determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, your dentist can take a panoramic X-ray. If he or she does recommend extraction, it’s generally best to have this done sooner, rather than to wait.

For all of your general dentistry needs, you can count on Dr. Charles Marks. Call our dentist office in New York at (212) 279-1232 for information on becoming one of our valued patients.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday