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Hillburn Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Hillburn Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction is a dental procedure that many fear to undergo. Your wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that typically grow out during your late teen years or early twenties. For most dental patients, this third set of molars need to be removed by your Hillburn oral surgeon if there is not enough room for them to fully form in the mouth. The skilled oral surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can easily carry out wisdom teeth extraction with ease and without pain. You don’t necessarily have to fear wisdom teeth extraction if you have been properly oriented about the whole process. Wisdom teeth extraction may even be as simple as any regular tooth extraction.

Rockland County Oral Surgery

Rockland County Oral Surgery

Often times, your general dentist will be able to determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed based on findings in a dental x-rays. Your general dentist can see if they are misaligned, whether angled inward or outward, or even horizontally positioned! If your wisdom teeth are misaligned, they will have to be removed to avoid jaw problems, infection of the gums, and pushing of adjacent teeth. In the case that your wisdom tooth is impacted, enclosed with the jawbone or the surrounding soft tissue, it may cause an eruption allowing for bacteria to easily enter and spread within the gums.

Although wisdom teeth extraction is considered as an oral surgical procedure, it is not as scary and as painful as it sounds. It’s best to ask your dental professional all the questions before the procedure to build confidence and to avoid the unnecessary fear. The talented and skilled Hillburn dental surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery understand that the challenge with wisdom teeth extraction is not actually the tooth itself but the root of the tooth that is involved. If the tooth is dramatically misaligned it will make the extraction a bit more complicated than usual. However, our dental surgeons have years of experience, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Oral Surgery in Rockland
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070

Hillburn Corrective Jaw Surgery

Hillburn Corrective Jaw Surgery

Oral surgery at Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery is not simply concerned with the health and functioning of your teeth and gums, but also the health of your jawbone. Working in conjunction with orthodontists, our oral surgeons often perform orthognathic surgery to correct both minor and major skeletal and dental problems related to a jawbone abnormality. Whether you’ve endured a traumatic injury to your jaw or the abnormality stems from a growth or birth defect, our Hillburn dental surgeons can reconstruct your upper and lower jaws to create a better bite and remedy many classifications of malocclusion.

Hillburn Orthognathic Surgery

Hillburn Orthognathic Surgery

Malocclusion refers to the improper coming together of the teeth and these issues can often be corrected with orthodontics. However, when orthodontic treatment has not been effective in correcting your bite, our oral surgeons can perform orthognathic surgery to improve tooth and jawbone alignment. Though you may assume orthognathic surgery is a cosmetic procedure, one that will present patients with a more aligned and nicer looking smile, there are comprehensive benefits to jaw surgery at Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery. The malocclusion of the teeth can seriously harm the function and warp the visual appearance of the teeth and face. Over time, as you’re constantly chewing, drinking, and speaking, the misaligned upper and lower teeth can be grinding and clenching improperly, resulting in unnatural and rapid tooth wear. This happens because the pressure on each tooth is not spread evenly, causing the facial muscles to interact differently and teeth to place pressure on the gums. Additionally, this pressure and early wear can cause teeth to become loose in their sockets, as well as weaken the protective enamel. Lastly, patients with the malocclusion of teeth may have difficulty speaking, chewing, and swallowing food. For all these reasons – tooth wear, chronic jaw pain, loose teeth, and tooth sensitivity – patients should receive orthognathic surgery at Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery to correct their overbites, underbites, and misaligned jaws. Together with your primary dentist and orthodontist, our Hillburn oral surgeons will construct a comprehensive treatment plan, which outlines how corrective jaw surgery will influence proper jaw function and the cosmetic appearance of your entire face.

To learn more about the benefits of orthognathic surgery, come visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery for a consultation with our oral surgeons.

Hillburn Dental Surgeons
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070