Wisdom Tooth Extraction

​To correct a developing problem or to prevent future problems, you may need wisdom teeth removal.

For most people, the third set of molars, also known as "wisdom teeth," start coming in between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, the arrival of these teeth often causes spatial issues— most people's mouths are already full of teeth and can't accommodate any more! As such, the removal of one or more wisdom teeth is a relatively common procedure, performed on about 5 million patients every year. After thorough examinations and diagnostic tests such as x-rays or CT scans, you may be told that you should have your wisdom teeth extracted.

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Some reasons your dentist may recommend removal of wisdom teeth:

  • Your jaw may be too small to accommodate all your teeth, leading to excessive crowding and the chance that your wisdom teeth will be unable to emerge from the gums, potentially harming adjacent bone or teeth
  • Your wisdom teeth may be coming in at a crooked orientation, which can damage other teeth or structures in the jaw, and cause bite problems
  • If your wisdom tooth does not fully emerge from the gums, it can increase risk of infection
  • A cyst may develop around the unerupted wisdom tooth, which can cause infection and injury to the adjacent bone or nerve tissue

Wisdom tooth extraction is an in-office procedure performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. It's quite possible to have the treatment done with only a local anesthetic to keep you from experiencing any pain. If multiple teeth are being extracted at one time, however, general anesthetic may be administered. When you are appropriately anesthetized, the tooth itself will be gently removed. When extraction is complete, you may need to have the site sutured (stitched) to aid healing. After the procedure is over, you will rest for a short time before going home. Recovery generally lasts only a few days. During this time, you should rest to encourage healing and take any pain medication as prescribed.

We regularly extract wisdom teeth for patients from all over Middlesex County, New Jersey, such as:

  • Plainfield
  • Middlesex
  • Metuchen
  • Bridgewater

If you're from one of these areas, and your wisdom teeth are starting to come in, know that you're just minutes away from relief of potential overcrowding and infection!

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Did you know? We also perform root canal treatments to those who need them.

After we perform the root canal treatment, your recovery will be relatively easy. You can expect to experience:

  • Minor bleeding for the first day after the removal
  • Minor pain, which can be relieved by appropriately prescribed pain medication
  • Some swelling
  • Some bruising ​

The healing process only takes a few days, but during that period you'll want to avoid the following: Extraneous activity, consuming certain beverages, consuming a lot of solid foods, smoking.

If you're from points in Middlesex COunty, New Jersey, like South Plainfield, Plainfield, Middlesex, Metuchen and Bridgewater, get in touch with us if you think it's time to remove your wisdom teeth. We'll be happy to give you consultation and determine the best plan of action.

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