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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

 

Flatland Brooklyn Oral Surgeon

Flatland Brooklyn Oral Surgeon

At the Brooklyn office of Dr. Marc Hertz, we have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit your Flatland oral surgeon for a routine screening to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.

Cyst/Abscess Removal

Dental or oral cysts are a fairly common occurrence in the mouth. In addition to cysts that grow along the gum line, this may also grow on the inside of the cheek, the tongue, as well as the floor of the mouth. A cyst is medically defined as a fluid filled sac or pouch, but can also appear as a growth of any kind, including an irregularly shaped patch of skin. Regardless, this should be removed and tested by your Flatland oral surgeon to ensure that growth is benign.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screenings Flatbush

Oral Cancer Screenings Flatbush

Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx (the back of the throat). Oral cancer accounts for roughly two percent of all cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40 and affects more than twice as many men as women.

Common risk factors for oral cancer, include tobacco and alcohol use, HPV, older age, excessive sun exposure, and unhealthy diet. Most cases of oral cancer are linked to cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both tobacco and alcohol together. Using tobacco plus alcohol poses a much greater risk than using either substance alone. Infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (specifically the HPV 16 type) has been linked to a subset of oral cancers. Risk increases with age. Oral cancer most often occurs in people over the age of 40. Cancer of the lip can be caused by sun exposure. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in oral cancer development.

See Flatbush Oral Surgeon, Dr. Hertz if any of the following symptoms lasts for more than 2 weeks.

  • A sore, irritation, lump or thick patch in your mouth, lip, or throat
  • A white or red patch in your mouth
  • A feeling that something is caught in your throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Difficulty moving your jaw or tongue
  • Numbness in your tongue or other areas of your mouth
  • Swelling of your jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable
  • Pain in one ear without hearing loss