Wisdom Teeth Removal in Caldwell and Florham Park, NJ

Safe, Painless Wisdom Tooth Extraction at NJCOS

Wisdom teeth often pose a significant challenge for those looking to stay proactive about protecting their oral health. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in the back of the mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25, but these teeth can cause pain, overcrowding, and other complications for many individuals. 

If you’re experiencing discomfort or issues with your wisdom teeth, our Caldwell and Florham Park oral surgeons, Drs. Benjamin Jacobs, Michael Kirsch, and Luke Zambetti at the NJ Center for Oral Surgery are your go-to sources of high-quality care and wisdom teeth removal. 

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What You Need to Know

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that erupt at the back of the mouth. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. These teeth are the last to develop and often cause problems due to limited space in the mouth.

Why Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed?

  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: One of the primary reasons for wisdom teeth removal is when they become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are trapped beneath the gums, unable to fully emerge. This can lead to pain, infection, and damage to surrounding teeth.
  • Crowding: The emergence of wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding in the mouth, leading to the misalignment of other teeth.
  • Infections and Cysts: Wisdom teeth that only partially emerge are prone to infections and the development of cysts. These conditions can cause pain, swelling, and potential damage to adjacent teeth and the jawbone.
  • Decay and Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them challenging to clean properly. This can result in an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, your Caldwell or Florham Park oral surgeon will examine your mouth, take X-rays, and discuss your symptoms and concerns. They’ll determine whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Preparation

Before the procedure, your oral surgeon will provide detailed instructions to follow. These instructions may include fasting for a certain period and arranging for a responsible adult to drive you home after the surgery.

Anesthetic or Sedation

Our oral surgeons perform wisdom teeth removal surgery while the patient is under a local anesthetic, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. The choice depends on the complexity of the procedure and your comfort level.

Extraction

Your oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access the impacted wisdom tooth. In some cases, a portion of the tooth or bone may need to be removed for a smoother extraction. The incision is then sutured to aid healing.

Recovery

After the procedure, a helpful dental team member will monitor you in a recovery area until the anesthesia wears off. Your oral surgeon will provide post-operative instructions, including pain management and care for the extraction site.

Follow-up

It’s essential to attend follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing. Your oral surgeon will assess your progress, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns or complications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

The recovery period varies from person to person. Generally, it takes about a week for initial healing, but complete healing can take several weeks.

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

During the procedure, you will be under dental sedation or a local anesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel any pain. However, discomfort and swelling are common during recovery, which you can manage with pain medication.

Are there any risks associated with wisdom teeth removal?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved. These may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and dry socket. However, you should research skilled surgeons who take precautions to minimize these risks.

Will I need someone to accompany me for the surgery?

Since you will be under the influence of an anesthetic, it’s necessary to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after the procedure.

Avoid Impaction With the NJ Center for Oral Surgery

Wisdom teeth removal at the NJ Center for Oral Surgery is a safe, effective solution for addressing issues related to impacted wisdom teeth. With our team of experienced oral surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities, you can trust you’re in good hands. 

By seeking timely treatment and following your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions, you can achieve a healthier, more comfortable oral condition. Schedule your consultation by calling our Caldwell office at 973-226-8444, our Florham Park office at 973-261-8444, or filling out our online contact form. We’re happily helping patients in the Caldwell and Florham Park areas, as well as in West Orange, Montclair, and Roseland, NJ.

NJ Center for Oral Surgery

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Everyone has been extremely helpful. I was thrilled with the doctor answering all of my questions and the insurance department helping me navigate the referral and insurance process. I cannot thank you guys enough.

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The procedure took very short time than I expected. I was in and out within an hour. The recovery was also faster than I expected.

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The staff was super friendly. Dr Schuessler is the best!! Everyone was super caring throughout the procedure

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Very nice staff. Did a great job answering any questions

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It went very well. I don’t think I had any complications and it wasn’t painful.

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Would highly recommend to friends & family!

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Great procedure lasted about an hr and recovery time was quick. I personally didn't have to take any pain medication after the numbness went away. Extremely satisfied.

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Offered alternatives regarding pain treatment (shots) when I had an infection

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The staff was very helpful, even when I had some trouble getting my insurance to function!

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Great experience!! Painless and quick recovery!

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Everyone was very nice and comforting 🙂 recovery was made easy

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Dr. Kirsch and his team in both Caldwell and Florham Park are absolutely amazing!

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