Tooth extractions in Sheepshead Bay
Wisdom teeth most commonly erupt during your late teens or early 20s, but it doesn’t mean it cannot happen at a later age also. Wisdom teeth are also called third molars and not everyone realizes that they don’t always have to be removed. At Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC, we are here for you when your wisdom teeth grow in and are aligned improperly, which does happen more often than not. As a result of that, they can crowd the surrounding teeth or damage them, your jaw bone, or your nerves. If they become impacted, which occurs when they erupt only partially and allow bacteria inside, you can expect swelling and pain to follow. It is then that you’ll want to avail yourself of our tooth extractions in Sheepshead Bay.
The first step is to call us and schedule an examination. Our oral surgeon will determine if you have an infection. If so, you may need to take antibiotics and delay your wisdom tooth extraction until the infection has subsided. When you are ready for our tooth extractions in Sheepshead Bay, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb you before the surgery. The procedure itself starts with our oral surgeon cutting open the gum tissue over the teeth that have to be removed. Any bone tissue that is covering the tooth will be taken out and the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone will separated. This will provide access for the tooth to be extracted. Depending on the situation, the tooth may need to be taken out in several pieces. Stitches might be necessary and gauze will be applied to stem any bleeding, which is perfectly natural after oral surgery.
You will receive full instructions after our tooth extractions in Sheepshead Bay so that you know how to care for yourself during the next 24 hours. Over the counter pain relievers or a stronger one prescribed by our oral surgeon will help you to minimize any discomfort. You should expect full recovery to take a few days, but you should take it easy for the first day. It’s wise to avoid smoking, use an ice pack to alleviate swelling and limit yourself to softer foods.
Dr. Marc Hertz
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Not all wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, cause pain and difficulties. But when they do and they become impacted, you will want to come see Dr. Marc B. Hertz, our local Brooklyn oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth, which usually erupt sometime in your late teens to your early 20s, may simply emerge without any problems. Most of the time, however, the come in crooked, crowding or even damaging the surrounding teeth, your jaw bone, or even your nerves. When they erupt only partially, bacteria can get inside. This leads to impaction and the very uncomfortable swelling and pain that comes with it. In such instances, the solution is to extract the wisdom teeth. Dr. Hertz will do everything possible to make the process comfortable and free of pain.
Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extraction Brooklyn
Our Brooklyn oral surgeon will examine you and determine if you are suffering from an infection. If so, he may need to prescribe antibiotics to reduce the swelling prior to performing the extraction. The surgery will begin with a local anesthetic or in some cases a general anesthetic. If multiple wisdom teeth need to be extracted at the same time or you are particularly anxious about the procedure, sleeping through the surgery might be best. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Hertz so that he can recommend the best option for you.
After the anesthetic has taken hold, our Brooklyn oral surgeon will begin by cutting open the gum tissue that is over the wisdom tooth. Bone tissue that is covering or blocking the tooth will be removed. The tissue connecting the tooth to the bone is then separated. At that point, Dr. Hertz will be able to remove the wisdom tooth. Sometimes, the tooth may need to be extracted in several pieces. This is perfectly normal and is done to make the removal less difficult. The gum tissue is usually then stitched to complete the surgical procedure. Gauze may be used to keep bleeding under control, but do not be alarmed. A little bleeding is completely natural after oral surgery. You may be advised to take over the counter pain relievers afterward or stronger one will be prescribed if necessary. Full recovery can take up to a few days.
Wisdom teeth: Most adults have four, they usually show up around ages 16 to 25, and they can be a huge inconvenience. They commonly come in impacted, or sideways, which affect the other teeth in your mouth. Not only is this a painful development, but it can be detrimental to your physical appearance and health! That is why wisdom teeth are often extracted. At our Brooklyn Oral Surgeon office, Dr. Marc B. Hertz is a highly respected and experienced oral surgeon who has been serving the needs of patients in the Brooklyn community for over eleven years. You can trust Dr. Hertz to treat your dental issues with the utmost quality and care available. Wisdom teeth extraction is often a necessary procedure, and knowing you are in the hands of a caring and trained oral surgeon makes that process a breeze.
There are many reasons to get those pesky wisdom teeth removed. Sometimes they are removed after you start feeling pressure or pain in the jaw, but it is often smart to remove them as a smart precaution. Even if you aren’t experiencing problems now, wisdom teeth can unexpectedly emerge and cause problems at any inconvenient moment. Our Brooklyn Oral Surgeon will work with you to figure out and discuss all your options. It can be wise to plan an extraction at a time of your convenience. For example many younger patients opt for removal before leaving for college. In some cases, the teeth may be emerging, or have already broken through the gum! This can be extremely painful, and if left untreated, more complications can arise and diseases can fester.
Brooklyn Wisdom Tooth Removal
Some studies say that around 60 to 70 percent of patients with wisdom teeth will eventually have issues with them. The first step to figuring out whether wisdom teeth extraction is the right step for you to take is by making an appointment with our Brooklyn Oral Surgeon, Dr. Hertz. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable. Our Brooklyn Oral Surgeons use only the most modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology to ensure you are receiving top quality care. We know that each of our patients are individual, so we work around your personal needs and schedule. It’s easy to make a first appointment with us! Simply call our office at 718-673-9078 or make an online appointment at our website, www.oralsurgeon-brooklyn.com. Whether you are worried about incoming wisdom teeth, or you want to make sure you are planning ahead for your best and most convenient oral care, our Brooklyn Oral Surgeons work with you so you know you’re making the wisest decision for your health.
Oral Surgery in Brooklyn
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230