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Tooth extractions in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay wisdom tooth extractions

Tooth extractions in Sheepshead Bay

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
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