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.
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.