Are you concerned that you may need to have a tooth pulled? Don't be. Extractions are one of the most common types of oral surgery that can help to prevent systemic infection or prevent problems with wisdom teeth. Tooth extractions can also help pave the way for orthodontic work if needed. Extractions at Aesthetic Dental Center of Morris County are most of the time performed by our oral surgeon specialist Dr. Won-Sang Lee.
We are fully equipped for different types of extraction with a full surgical set up and equipment for digital imaging, including a panoramic X-ray machine.
Generally, extractions in Aesthetic Dental Center of Morris County are being performed under anesthesia, and an optional nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be used for anxious patients.
Many people choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted because of ongoing, or potential, problems. Your wisdom teeth are molars that normally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. These teeth are located further back in the jaws, and are most of the time unnecessary in the mouth of a modern human. Our primitive ancestors did need these teeth, as their diets were heavy in tough foods.
Wisdom teeth do not necessarily need to be extracted if they are:
Correctly positioned with a proper bite
Cleanable as part of ongoing oral hygiene
In many cases, there is not sufficient room for wisdom teeth to grow properly, leading to problems. They can come in at a difficult angle in the jaw, even horizontally at times. Wisdom teeth sometimes are completely concealed in the gums. If they cannot emerge normally, they are then trapped, or impacted, in the jaw. This can lead to an infection or the development of a cyst. A cyst can go on to damage the roots of your other teeth or their needed bone support.
Wisdom teeth are usually extracted at Aesthetic Dental Center of Morris County by our oral surgeon specialist Dr. Won-Sang Lee under local anesthesia. Optional nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available for anxious patients.
Be sure to carefully follow all of your postoperative instructions after a tooth extraction. This will allow for proper healing without complications. Please contact our office if you suspect any deviation of the usual healing process.
If you find yourself in need of a tooth extraction, whether it be simple or surgical, or you just have any question, please don't hesitate to contact Aesthetic Dental Center of Morris County. Our team is experienced in performing tooth extractions and can help you receive the dental care that you need.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (973) 361-6200 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
“A professional experience all around, A beautiful and friendly staff from the ladies in front to the Dentists and assistant’s doing the work. I was made to feel plenty comfortable and safe . Safety is clearly very important to them. And their dental work is outstanding.”
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“Blown away by my experience at this establishment. Dr. Lee seamlessly extracted two wisdom teeth and felt no pain. The whole staff was beyond cordial and communicative. Looking forward to continuing my care here.”
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