Skilled Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Nutley
At Nutley Oral Surgery, we are committed to keeping your smile healthy. Our oral surgeons provide skilled extraction for painfully erupted or impacted wisdom teeth. While our goal is to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, removal is sometimes the best solution for protecting your long-term oral health.
Dr. Steven Bogart, Dr. Hubert Gugala, and Dr. Camille Marquis are proud to serve individuals and their families in Nutley with specialized care. If your general dentist recommends wisdom teeth extractions, or you’re experiencing debilitating pain, contact Nutley Oral Surgery today!
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth typically develop sometime between the ages of 17 and 25. On average, adult smiles have 32 teeth. However, most can hold only 28 comfortably. These four extra teeth are wisdom teeth, also known as third molars.
As they grow and try to emerge in the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth can often lead to discomfort, pain, and other dental health concerns.
When Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt in the smile. Sometimes, wisdom teeth may not need removal if they grow correctly and don’t cause problems. Unfortunately, these cases are rare.
Since there is typically not enough room for these extra teeth, they can grow in sideways, partially erupt through the gums, or become trapped under the gums and bone. Impacted wisdom teeth can grow in many positions as they try to emerge successfully.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
When wisdom teeth grow but can’t erupt, they can become impacted. Third molars that do erupt but don’t have the room to align correctly can also cause issues. Whatever the reason for wisdom teeth extractions, removing them can help you protect your oral health and avoid the following:
Overcrowding – Newly erupted wisdom teeth try to grow in an already crowded space. With little to no room to emerge, neighboring teeth often get pushed aside. This typically results in dental crowding and misalignment.
Complications with Oral Hygiene – Impacted wisdom teeth can make daily brushing and flossing challenging and sometimes painful. Tight spaces between teeth can easily trap dental plaque and food debris, putting you at risk for tooth decay.
Inflammation & Infection – When a tooth does not have the room to emerge correctly, the separation between it and your gums can create more space for bacteria to grow. This can increase the risk of infection. Sensitive gums from partially impacted third molars often inflame and are at risk of developing gum disease.
Damage to Neighboring Teeth – Wisdom teeth can do more to neighboring teeth than invade their space. While dental crowding is common, these extra teeth can damage other molars as they try to find ways to erupt.
Cysts or Tumors – In more complex cases, severely impacted wisdom teeth can lead to tiny cysts or tumors in the jawbone. This can put strain and wear on your jaw joints and may lead to TMJ issues.
Our specialists at Nutley Oral Surgery provide gentle wisdom teeth extractions designed to preserve your dental health. We conduct detailed consultations including digital scans and panoramic x-rays to gain 3D images of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We use innovative technology and thorough exams to ensure we deliver accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Why Choose Wisdom Teeth Extractions from Oral Surgeons?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental health experts. These specialists typically receive an additional three years of specific training beyond dental school. This allows them to treat various issues that affect the teeth, gums, jaw, and face.
Our Nutley oral surgeons have the extensive knowledge needed to perform simple to complicated wisdom teeth extractions with precision. Dr. Steven Bogart, Dr. Hubert Gugala, and Dr. Camille Marquis are skilled in caring for all ages, including those with special needs.
When it comes to protecting your smile, our oral surgeons believe in delivering compassionate and accommodating care. We provide IV sedation as part of your treatment to help alleviate anxiety and maximize comfort.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction FAQS
Not typically. During wisdom teeth extractions, using a general anesthetic or dental sedation is common. You can expect some discomfort following surgery. Once home, you may take over the counter pain relievers as directed by our team.
It’s common to experience some redness and swelling for up to 48 hours following your procedure. We recommend placing an ice pack on the outside of your cheek to reduce swelling and pain. Recovery can take several weeks to a month to complete.
It’s essential to keep the area clean for a successful recovery. You can begin rinsing with salt water several times a day after the first 48 hours. Stick to eating soft, cold, or mildly warm foods for a few weeks.
The total cost of treatment varies. Contributing financial factors often include the position of the teeth and the complexity of your needs. Dental insurance also plays a factor in expenses. For more information or to receive an exact quote, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Skilled & Compassionate Extractions
At Nutley Oral Surgery, we know that your circumstance is unique. Our oral surgeons always provide skilled care with compassion. Whatever your needs for wisdom teeth extraction, Dr. Steven Bogart, Dr. Hubert Gugala, and Dr. Camille Marquis use their experience to help you achieve lasting oral health.
For complete oral surgery care for wisdom teeth extractions and more, contact our Nutley practice and make an appointment today!
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