Wisdom Teeth Removal in Paramus, NJ
Oral Examination for Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
Dr. Shnayder may assess the location of the wisdom teeth and identify any current or prospective issues via an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the patient’s outcome, according to studies. Patients are often initially seen by their dentist, orthodontist, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon around the middle of their adolescence.
To ensure maximum patient comfort, every outpatient surgery is conducted under the necessary anesthetic. Our medical professionals have extensive training, certification, and expertise in administering many forms of anesthesia to patients.
Why should my wisdom teeth be extracted?
- What happens if I wait until I’m a teenager or young adult to get my wisdom teeth removed?
- On the day when wisdom teeth are removed, what happens?
- How much does wisdom tooth removal cost, and does insurance cover it?
- What if I have questions before the procedure?
- Why should my wisdom teeth be extracted?
Numerous issues might arise if your mouth is not large enough for your third molars to properly develop.Prior to the development of their root structures, impacted wisdom teeth should be removed. Some individuals experience it as early as age 12 or 13, while others may not experience it until their early 20s. After the age of 30, problems seem to happen more often. Not having your wisdom teeth removed might lead to a number of issues, including:
Pericoronitis, a localized gum infection, is the most typical clinical issue we see. Without sufficient space for full eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth may irritate and inflame, causing ongoing discomfort, swelling, and difficulties eating and/or swallowing.
Additionally, non-infectious illnesses might develop as a result of impacted wisdom teeth. Cysts are fluid-filled “balloons” that form within the jaw bone as a consequence of impacted teeth. As they slowly grow, they erode nearby jaw bones and, on rare occasions, even teeth. If your wisdom teeth are not removed while you are still a teenager, they may be exceedingly difficult to treat. The delayed removal of wisdom teeth may, albeit rarely, result in malignancies.
Your teeth may get crowded as a result of impacted wisdom teeth. This is often seen when a patient has had braces on their front teeth, especially the lower front teeth.
After braces or in early adulthood, a variety of reasons might cause teeth to crowd. Retained, impacted wisdom teeth might have a role. The primary goal of removal, unless you are already experiencing symptoms when you see the oral surgeon, is to avoid permanent harm to your teeth, gums, and jaw bone.
Damage to Neighboring Teeth:
The tooth in front, the second molar, may suffer harm if there is not enough area to clean around the wisdom teeth, leading to gum disease, bone loss surrounding the tooth, and/or decay.
What happens if I wait until I’m a teenager or young adult to get my wisdom teeth removed?
The roots of wisdom teeth grow longer, and the jaw bone becomes thicker when they erupt. When impacted wisdom teeth must be removed in your thirties, forties, or later, the post-operative course may be drawn out, and there is a larger risk of complications. When compared to a patient who is younger, treating these problems is often more challenging and unpredictable. Healing might take longer, and the risk of infection could rise.
It may be best to wait until a localized issue (such as cyst development or localized gum disease and bone loss) emerges if your impacted wisdom teeth are totally embedded in bone and are not removed in your teenage years or early 20s.In general, if you get treatment in your teens or early 20s, you will recover more quickly, consistently, and with fewer difficulties.
On the day when wisdom teeth are removed, what happens?
Most individuals want to be sedated while having their wisdom teeth removed because they would rather not remember the event. At your appointment, you will be given the proper anesthetic alternatives. To ensure your comfort, every outpatient surgery is conducted under the proper anesthetic. Our office team is qualified to provide different forms of anesthesia thanks to their education, expertise, and licensure.
These treatments are offered in a setting with the highest level of safety, employing cutting-edge monitoring technology and qualified, experienced professionals. The Board of Dental Examiners regularly inspects the surgical care team, the office space, and the medical professionals.
You will take drugs the day before your surgery to lessen post-operative discomfort and swelling. We ask that you come to the office with a parent or other responsible adult who intends to remain with you the rest of the day. You’ll likely spend 90 minutes at the clinic, and the procedure will last between 30 and 60 minutes. Modern science and technology have made it possible for people to have their wisdom teeth removed in a way that encourages quick recovery and causes little postoperative pain. Modern methods of sterilization and infection control are always used.
It is imperative that you refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least 6 hours (ideally more) before your procedure in the morning or afternoon. This does not imply that you need to have your “last meal” six hours before surgery. You have a higher chance of experiencing significant anesthetic complications like nausea and vomiting if you have anything in your stomach. You will need to postpone your treatment if you don’t follow these instructions. During your consultation session, we could write you a prescription for painkillers that can, for your convenience, be filled in advance.
We will do all in our power to ensure your comfort after you are seated in the operating room. In the event that you will be sedated, we will often insert an IV into your left arm. This brief and very painless process makes sure that your medicine is delivered as effectively as possible. Following the procedure, you are given local anesthetic to guarantee your comfort and give you enough time to go home and recover. Much of the day will be spent feeling drowsy.
The Treatment Day
At the moment of removal, make sure you are accompanied by an adult. Plan for a parent or other responsible adult to be with you the rest of the day after having your wisdom teeth removed.
If you need sutures after surgery, they will often disintegrate on their own within 3 to 5 days and won’t need to be removed. Additionally, you can feel as if your gums are swelling and pushing away from your teeth. All of this is a typical aspect of rehabilitation and will pass in a few days.
Once the local anesthetic wears off, you may need to take painkillers on prescription. Please check to determine whether non-narcotic anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil®), effectively cure your pain before moving on to other options. If not, start taking your other prescription painkiller. It is important to distinguish between the local anesthetic and nerve damage since it might linger until the next day. Starting your post-operative diet with clear liquids like jello and broths and progressively adding more substance as your body allows is what we advise.
On the day of the operation, we do not advise consuming dairy items like yogurt, ice cream, or milkshakes since the anesthesia and painkillers may cause nausea and vomiting.Please be advised that birth control tablets may lose their effectiveness if you are prescribed antibiotics, and take the necessary safety measures.
How much does wisdom tooth removal cost, and does insurance cover it?
Your treatment’s cost is governed by a variety of variables. The difficulty of extracting your teeth and the ideal anesthetic for you are two examples of this. Before a precise cost can be given, the surgeon will need to evaluate your x-rays, do an assessment, and choose the optimal anesthetic during your consultation visit. The level of coverage for a certain surgical operation varies depending on the insurance provider. The personnel at the oral surgeon’s clinic will assist you in securing the most insurance coverage possible for your care.
What if I have questions before the procedure?
Your unique circumstance will be covered in further depth during your session. Any queries you may have are welcome, of course. After your appointment, if you have any more questions, contact one of our conveniently located clinics right away to talk with a patient care coordinator.