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What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

At Haven Dental in Jersey City, we understand that wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can often cause problems and require extraction. Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure aimed at removing impacted or problematic wisdom teeth. These teeth typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood and can cause pain, infections, and other dental issues. At Haven Dental, our skilled dental professionals perform wisdom tooth extractions with expertise and care, ensuring your comfort and oral health.

Wisdom tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of one or more wisdom teeth, usually due to impaction or other issues. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that don't have enough space to fully emerge or develop normally in the mouth. They may be partially erupted, positioned at an angle, or trapped beneath the gum line. Wisdom tooth extraction is typically recommended to prevent complications such as pain, infections, crowding, and damage to neighboring teeth.

How Haven Dental can help

Prevention of Pain and Discomfort: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause significant pain and discomfort. They may push against adjacent teeth, leading to crowding and misalignment. Additionally, partially erupted wisdom teeth can create a flap of gum tissue that becomes prone to infection and inflammation. Wisdom tooth extraction helps alleviate pain and discomfort by removing the source of these issues, providing relief and restoring oral comfort.

Prevention of Infections: Partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth can create pockets of gum tissue that are difficult to clean properly. As a result, bacteria can accumulate in these areas, leading to infections such as pericoronitis (inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the partially erupted tooth). Wisdom tooth extraction eliminates the potential for these infections by removing the impacted or partially erupted tooth and eliminating the source of bacterial growth.

Prevention of Damage to Adjacent Teeth: When wisdom teeth don't have enough space to properly emerge, they can exert pressure on adjacent teeth. This can lead to various issues, including shifting of teeth, crowding, and potential damage to neighboring teeth. By extracting impacted wisdom teeth, we prevent these potential problems and help maintain the alignment and health of surrounding teeth.

Reduction of Risk for Gum Disease: Impacted wisdom teeth can increase the risk of gum disease. The presence of partially erupted or impacted teeth makes it difficult to clean properly, leading to the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. This can result in gum inflammation, gum disease, and potential damage to the surrounding gum tissue and bone. Wisdom tooth extraction helps reduce the risk of gum disease by eliminating the areas where bacteria can accumulate, promoting healthier gums and overall oral health.

Prevention of Cysts and Tumors: In rare cases, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to the development of cysts or tumors. These fluid-filled sacs or growths can form around the impacted tooth and cause damage to the surrounding bone and tissues. By extracting impacted wisdom teeth, we eliminate the potential for cysts and tumors to develop, reducing the risk of more serious oral health complications.

Improved Oral Health and Comfort: By undergoing wisdom tooth extraction, you can improve your overall oral health and comfort. Removing impacted or problematic wisdom teeth prevents potential issues such as pain, infections, gum disease, and damage to adjacent teeth. It allows you to maintain a healthy and properly aligned smile, free from the complications that impacted wisdom teeth can cause.

Wisdom tooth extraction at Haven Dental in Jersey City is a necessary procedure to address impacted or problematic wisdom teeth and prevent potential complications. Our skilled dental professionals prioritize your comfort and oral health throughout the extraction process, ensuring a positive experience. If you're experiencing pain or other issues related to your wisdom teeth, don't hesitate to contact Haven Dental in Jersey City to schedule a consultation. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the highest quality dental care and help you maintain a healthy and confident smile.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Jersey City - Haven Dental

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Jersey City


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