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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Really explained everything beforehand.

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The staff and doctors are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. All interactions exceeded my expectations. I would definitely refer my friends and family to this office!

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Excellent doctor as well as supporting staff. Made me feel informed about what was happening which relaxed me and improved my overall experience here.

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I would always come backi

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Overall, I would recommend that if you need any dental work done, you do it here because it was quick, painless, and the staff were really down to Earth. Two thumbs up!

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Excellent office and doctors! The staff was very friendly and answered all of my questions. I had my wisdom teeth extracted with no complications at all and would definitely recommend NJOS to anyone needing oral surgery!

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They went over everything with me and put my mind at ease about the procedure..

- Karl O.

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The treatment went really well. At first I was nervous but my questions were answered and expectations met. My face didn't swell into a balloon and the very next day I was able to go out with friends, and no one noticed I got them pulled until I told them. Eating is rough for the first few days but before I knew it I was able to eat everything again. Overall I was very satisfied with my procedure.

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Dr Sandau treated me with respect and professional care. His phone call later in the evening after my procedure to check up on me was unexpected and a nice touch. I would recommend him to all me family and friends!

- Matt A.

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I would definitely recommend anyone to get their wisdom teeth out here. It was so great. The procedure went very smooth and everyone was helpful and very kind afterwards and they really care about your comfort level at all times.

- Kevin B.

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The experience here has been top notch. The staff is friendly and help you in any way possible. There is no way an establishment can be run any better.

- Michael S.

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It's probably weird to say that I'm thrilled with my oral surgeon, but I had a really great experience. I was trepidatious about having a wisdom tooth extracted, mostly because of the nightmare stories I've heard from others. The staff and Dr. Jacobs were very kind and patient and took time to answer all of my questions. The extraction was surprisingly quick, and I had no swelling afterward. Although I had a prescription for pain pills, I never needed one--the ibuprofen was enough. Overall, and all things considered, the experience was excellent and I would not hesitate to come back or to recommend you to family and friends.

- Kelly T.

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I was nervous getting my wisdom teeth removed, but the doctors and staff were very helpful with all my questions. After my procedure the doctor personally called to make sure I was feeling ok, they made me really at ease. They were all great!!

- Melissa M.

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The best dental experience I have ever had in my entire life. I would prefer to continue to receive care here and would recommend all of my family do the same. Thanks a ton!

- Kiran T.

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I came to the office afraid because I had to pull out four of my wisdom teeth. I came out very happy and smiling after the surgery. The surgery went very well, I can say that I barely felt any pain after the surgery. Bleeding stopped within the second day. Dr Sandau is the best so far, I would recommend his practice to anyone. He cares, he is friendly and he will give the best work ever.

- Patrick L.

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Everyone was great

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The entire experience was enjoyable. I have only positive things to say. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kirsch to anyone.

- Jake S.

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Doctor, staff and office is excellent

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