Wisdom teeth are often referred to as the “third molars.” The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, and they more often cause problems for the patient then not. For this reason, it is often recommended that wisdom teeth are removed at the first sign of dental pain. Patients do not need to have wisdom teeth in order to chew their food thoroughly or for any other dental reason. For this reason, wisdom teeth removal in Saddle River is a very common procedure.
Patients come to our dental practice, Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, to have their wisdom teeth removed, or for many other types of dental services. Just one of our expert oral surgeons is Dr. David J. Caponigro. Patients generally get their wisdom teeth in, between the ages of 17 and 25. Since the mouth is not really built to accommodate the wisdom teeth, they often end up causing serious dental problems. If wisdom teeth are not causing any problems for the patient, there is no pressing reason to have a wisdom teeth removal in Saddle River. However, if the patient is experiencing any type of pain or immediate dental problem related to the wisdom teeth, they should be definitely removed by our local Oral surgeon on a timely basis
Wisdom teeth often become impacted in the patient’s mouth. This means that there is a lack of space in the dental arch, and the wisdom tooth’s growth and eruption are prevented either by overlying gum, bone, or even by another tooth. When a tooth is impacted, it can become very painful and be the cause of infection in the mouth. Wisdom teeth can also crowd or damage adjacent teeth, or teeth roots, and cause serious orthodontic problems if not addressed. Sometimes the sac surrounding the impacted tooth is filled with fluid and causes a cyst. If this cyst is allowed to grow, it can permanently damage the jaw and adjacent teeth. A tumor can even form, the removal of which is a serious and more involved surgical procedure. If you are experiencing any type of problems related to wisdom teeth, it is wise to have wisdom teeth removal in Saddle River at our oral surgical practice as soon as possible. The longer an infected or problem tooth stays in your mouth, the greater the chances are for serious oral problems developing. For an appointment to meet with our oral surgeon regarding removal of your wisdom teeth, contact us today.