Wisdom Teeth Marlboro NJ
Information on Wisdom Teeth Middletown, NJ
By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.
The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”
Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.
These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
Oral Examination of Wisdom Teeth
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Drs. Kozlovsky, Miele or Sandau can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. All of the Doctors at the Marlboro Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implantology and Middletown Oral Surgery Associates have the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.
Ready to start smiling with confidence?For any questions or to schedule an appointment call our Marlboro office: Marlboro Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implantology Phone Number 732-625-2244, or our Middletown office Middletown Oral Surgery Associates Phone Number 732-671-5822. You can also use our online appointment request form
Removal Of Wisdom Teeth
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal.
Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.
Call in Marlboro, NJ 732-625-2244 or Middletown, NJ 732-671-5822 for your consultation.
Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implantology
Patient Review By Jonathan H
Easy and quick recovery
- Jonathan H
Patient Review By Alyson M
The procedure was very easy and painless and I was able to get an appointment quickly
- Alyson M
Patient Review By Ryan M
I couldn't ask for more! The doctor and staff made the whole process very easy.
- Ryan M
Patient Review By Jared M
Excellent office, friendly and courteous.
- Jared M
Patient Review By Ahmad H
I was very satisfied with the procedure and the outcome.
- Ahmad H
Patient Review By Moreta D
Great customer service and awesome doctor. Will recommend 100%
- Moreta D
Patient Review By Andrew C
I had a great experience with Dr. Kozlovsky. He made everything very easy to understand and I had practically no pain or discomfort after surgery.
- Andrew C
Patient Review By Jade H
They have a good staff and are very nice people
- Jade H
Patient Review By Maani I
Felt very comfortable with doctor kozlovsky. I would definitely recommend him.
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Patient Review By Jessica P
Very professional and easy to make appointments. Zero issues with wisdom teeth removal.
- Jessica P
Patient Review By Mari=Ann B
I came here for a second opinion and Dr. Sandau was excellent!
- Mari=Ann B
Patient Review By Colleen U
Everything went great
- Colleen U
Patient Review By Carl R
They did an amazing job extracting my wisdom teeth! My gums stopped bleeding after a few hours and healed very quickly. I had no pain at all so painkillers were not needed for me. Overall a great job and I will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Thank you all for everything!
- Carl R
Patient Review By David S
The procedure could not have gone better. I was well informed by the doctor and staff what to expect. The best part was I did not experience any swelling or pain like many of my friends told me I would have. I would recommend Dr K to everyone and it was worth the 1 hour drive from my location to see him. The doctor even personally called me later in the day to ask how I was doing after the surgery (which I thought was very nice and professional). Thank you Dr. Kozlovsky!
- David S
Patient Review By Michael H
Very good job. Teeth removed with no pain and recovery went smoothly. Nice staff. Would recommend
- Michael H
Patient Review By Jake B
Overall a pleasant experience
- Jake B
Patient Review By Francesca R
The doctor was very informative about the procedure and my surgery was very quick and easy. I experienced no problem with the healing process. I recommend making an appointment here if you need your wisdom teeth removed.
- Francesca R
Patient Review By Richard C
Dr. Edward Kozlovsky, is amazing!
- Richard C