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Dental Emergency in Brooklyn

Oral Surgery Emergencies

Dental Emergency in Brooklyn

Dental Emergency in Brooklyn

Do you know whom you would contact in the event that you needed emergency oral surgery? When you have an oral surgery emergency and need immediate care, you still will want to be sure that you are receiving the best care possible. For this reason we recommend that you keep the name and phone number of our oral surgeon with your other emergency phone numbers. This way you will not need to search for an oral surgeon in the middle of a dental emergency in Brooklyn.

At our practice, Mark B. Hertz, DDS, PC, our expert and highly-trained oral surgeon is Dr. Marc B. Hertz. Our practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hertz is an expert oral surgeon who has been providing exemplary oral surgery care to residents of Brooklyn for over eleven years. Our office is state-of-the-art and our surgeon is well-trained in the most modern oral surgery procedures. When you have a dental emergency in Brooklyn, Dr. Hertz is able to provide top-notch service to get you on the mend from any type of dental emergency.

Among the many procedures that our oral surgeon provides are: tooth extractions; surgical removal of wisdom teeth; dental implant placements; bone grafting and sinus lifts; oral biopsies; apicoectomies; and the treatment of oral surgery emergencies. At our office we are able to use local anesthesia or IV sedation to ensure the greatest level of comfort for our patients. If your dental emergency in Brooklyn consists of a painful wisdom tooth or other problem, we will be sure to provide immediate service while providing you the highest level of comfort. Other dental emergencies that patients may need to see us about may involve reinserting knocked-out teeth, or reinserting a partially dislodged tooth. We can also help when there are objects caught between your teeth or you have a tooth abscess. An abscess is an infection that occurs around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and the gums. If not treated quickly, damage can occur to the tissue that surrounds your other teeth as well. When there is an abscess, it is important that the problem is treated as soon as possible. Our oral surgeon can also treat soft-tissue injuries of the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips. If you have a dental emergency calling for oral surgery care, contact our office and let them know why you are calling. Our office staff will work very hard to get you in to see our oral surgeon as soon as possible.

Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Call: 718-673-9078

Oral Surgery Flatbush

Oral Surgery Flatbush

Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth by Brooklyn Oral Surgeon, Dr. Marc Hertz

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. This generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the “Age of Wisdom.” Wisdom teeth, if present, may not erupt into the mouth.  When they do not erupt they are considered impacted.  Wisdom teeth which are not impacted typically erupt between 17-21 years old. Often the process of tooth eruption is painful and has associated complications, therefore, we recommend a consultation at 15-17 years old prior to eruption.  A consultation at this age with your Flatbush oral surgeon is important as most will not have adequate space in their jaw for eruption of their wisdom teeth.

Are wisdom teeth required for normal chewing function?  No, in fact if a person does have adequate space for the eruption of wisdom teeth these teeth only provide very limited chewing function.  Furthermore, wisdom teeth often have short roots and can not adequately support bridges or partials. Wisdom teeth are considered vestigial organs, considered to be an imperfectly formed organ that has little to no utility.

Oral Surgery Flatlands

Though most people do not experience pain with their wisdom teeth, that does not mean complications won’t arise. Most problems with wisdom teeth progress slowly and by the time a problem does become evident, damage may have already occurred. Remember, each person is different, therefore your individual situation can only be determined through a thorough oral examination and evaluation with your trusted oral surgeons at the dental office of Dr. Marc Hertz.

Brooklyn Surgical Tooth Extractions

The relative ease at which your local oral surgeon in Flatbush Brooklyn, NY can extract your wisdom teeth depends on the position of the impacted teeth. A pre-extraction examination at our dental offices on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn will give us a better idea of what you should expect during extraction. A wisdom tooth that is fully erupted through the gum can be extracted as easily as any other tooth. However, a wisdom tooth that is underneath the gums and embedded in the jawbone, requires an incision into the gums and then removal of the portion of bone that lies over the tooth. Oftentimes, the tooth will be extracted in small sections rather than removed in one piece to minimize the amount of bone that needs to be removed to get the tooth out.

Following surgery, you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which are part of the normal healing process. Cold compresses may help decrease the swelling, and medication prescribed by your Brooklyn Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can help manage the discomfort. You may be instructed to modify your diet following surgery and later progress to more normal foods.

Painless Flatbush Oral Surgery
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-673-9078