Wisdom Teeth Extractions services cliffside park, fort lee, edgewater & nearby bergen county NJ & NY

The extraction of wisdom teeth is a very common dental procedure. The wisdom teeth, which are also known as the third molars, are located in the back of the mouth. These are the final teeth a person will grow, and will appear during the teenage years or as a young adult. The problem with these teeth however is that because they are the last teeth to appear there sometimes isn’t room for them, and as a consequence they may not grow properly.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extractions

When wisdom teeth don’t grow properly there are a number of problems that can result. The teeth may grow at an angle or perhaps they will only grow partially as a result of getting stuck. When this occurs the teeth are referred to by dentists as being “impacted.” For some people this isn’t a problem, but individuals who experience significant pain, particularly in the back of their mouth should consider having their wisdom teeth extracted.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions | FAQ

Is there any pain associated with wisdom teeth extraction?

Prior to having your teeth extracted the dentist will apply an anesthetic. This anesthetic is localized which means the mouth will be numb but you won’t fall asleep, and while you will feel some pressure, no pain should be experienced.

What are the risks of wisdom teeth extraction?

The removal of wisdom teeth is a surgical procedure, and any surgical procedure comes with certain risks. The complications which can result from extracting wisdom teeth include infection, slow healing, and dry socket, which mean that an aching sensation will be experienced within the jaw or gums. There is also a risk of damage to the nerves.

How much does it cost for wisdom teeth extraction?

The fees for wisdom teeth extraction will depend on the age of the patient, their exemption from NHS fees and other factors. Dental or health insurance may reduce the cost of the procedure.

About the Procedure

When a patient visits their dentist about pain that they suspect may be their wisdom teeth, the dentist will perform an X-ray to determine how the teeth are positioned. If the positions of the teeth indicate that a problem is present the dentist may recommend extracting the wisdom teeth. It is important to understand that wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed just because they are impacted. This can be counterproductive as it increases the risk of complication while incurring financial costs to the patient.

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The decision to extract wisdom teeth is done on a case by case basis. Most dentists want to preserve as many teeth as possible, and will only perform extraction in special cases. Contact us at Real Smile Dental so that we can schedule an appointment to evaluate your condition.