Wisdom Teeth

By the age of 18 the average adult has 32 teeth: 16 teeth on top and 16 teeth on bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that is meant to hold only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth”.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not what generally happens. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, only partially emerge from the gum, or can even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck”.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid complications.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Hung can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Hung is trained, licensed, and highly experienced in providing various types of anesthesia for patients.

Removal

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia), or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Monroe Township Office Phone Number 609-860-6369.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety. We utilize modern monitoring equipment and our staff are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Prospect Oral Surgery Center

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Dr. Hung was very professional and efficient with her work. I felt minimal pain/discomfort during the procedure. The stitching work was also done well enough that the healing process took just a couple of days. Pain after the procedure was also minimal to absent. Overall this was a surprisingly smooth and pleasant procedure, would definitely…

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I did not wake up during surgery and time passed very fast. The first three days are the worst but after that it's not that bad. The pain was a lot less than I imagined.

- Anisha Malhotra

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The procedure was explained well and any questions I had were answered clearly. After the procedure, I was expecting lots of swelling and pain, neither of which I had. The surgery went very smoothly and there was no reason for me to feel worried.

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It was easy to schedule the surgery. Both pre and post operative care was good. Everything was explained in great detail and all our questions were answered patiently. The surgery itself was performed quickly and efficiently. Doctor Hung is very competent and has a great support staff.

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Everyone was so nice and accommodating! They all took time to answer my questions and make me feel safe and comfortable.

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I came to Dr. Hung. to get my wisdom teeth taken out and I had a very pleasant experience overall! The staff was very friendly and Dr. Hung was very accommodating to my schedule. I did not experience any discomfort during the procedure and had no complications afterwards. Dr. Hung explained everything in detail and…

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I arrived at Dr. Hung to remove my four wisdom teeth. I was very scared about the procedure but she assured me everything will be okay. After the procedure I felt no pain. She did a wonderful job. I wouldn't want to change a thing.

- Casey N

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Everyone was so friendly and caring, will always recommend Dr. Hung and staff.

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I came to Dr. Hung with a lot of pain. She explained everything very well and took immediate action. Her hands are very gentle. My small mouth and lips did not hurt at all even after the small surgery she had to perform. The site healed very well and I was back to normal in…

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Dr. Hung made me feel very comfortable about what I had to get done and was very professional and yet she also was quite human about the whole experience.

- Victor B

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Dr. Hung did an awesome job extracting all four of my impacted wisdom teeth. Ericka and Ty were very helpful and professional. Overall it was a great experience.! Would highly recommend this office!

- JA R

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Came in with a lot of pain and left with only a little which went away in time. The Doctor explained the procedure thoroughly and everyone I came in contact with was friendly and the after care instructions were very thorough leading to an excellent healing process.

- Shirley P

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Dr. Hung was a delight to talk to. The service was worry-free, easy and efficient.

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Excellent experience. Dr. Hung made sure to answer any questions I had and performed a wonderful surgery.

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Overall experience was great. No pain or problems at any time.

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Very Cordial and punctual. Doctor is also very good and explains the procedure in detail.

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Came in for an emergency procedure ( in a lot of pain) and was taken care of immediately in a very courteous and professional way. Diagnosis and procedure were explained to me in detail and I felt very comfortable with both knowledge and technique. I'm very greateful to have been recommended to this office. Should…

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Procedures were quick and easy, recovery went well. No complaints. Very nice staff.

- Victoria L

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The entire staff was courteous. The doctor performed the procedure exactly as she had explained, there was no surprises. There was also no pain, just a little discomfort. I recommend Dr. Hung

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Excellent service, would recommend to family and friends.

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I'd like to give more stars! Dr. Hung and her staff are the epitome of professionalism. A great pleasure!

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Dr. Hung made me feel comfortable as soon as I went into the office. The procedure wasn't too uncomfortable and I felt very little pain after. She worked with me to ensure I got the right antibiotics. She even had the office call me several days later to see how I was feeling. I will…

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Quick, no pain, no problems afterwards. Healed very quickly.

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From beginning to end- perfect and wonderful service. I felt comfortable and safe and knew that if I could get implants, Dr. Hung would succeed in making that a reality. She is so gentle and quite the perfectionist. I recommend Dr. Hung and Prospect Oral Surgery Center to Everyone!! The Best!! Thank you very much-…

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Dr. Hung was very caring. She called to see how I was later on in the day, and also the next day.

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Very good experience. Knowledgeable and patient doctor. Extremely happy with the overall experience.

- Ketana B

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Excellent dentist surgeon. The surgeon removed my wisdom tooth without any pain and I did not feel anything and did not know when my tooth was removed. BRAVO DOCTOR.

- Valentin K

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We had a great experience with surgical as well as related staff members. Front desk attendant is very polite, cooperative and decent lady, Erika. We will recommend all our family members and friends. We love this place.

- Shaheen and Nasir N

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Smooth procedure, I am healing well. Doctor is easy to talk to and answered all of my quesitons. Thank you!

- Sanjana

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It was a very good experience. I had 2 teeth extraction the doctor and the staff took very good care of me. They detailed me every step of process which helped me a stress free surgery. After surgery, the recovery was fast, very little pain. I would recommend the doctor to all my friends.

- Kiran S

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Dr. Hung was very prompt and accommodating. I felt that she gave me a thorough overview of everything pertaining to the surgery.

- Grace P

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No pain after tooth removed. Great job thanks!!

- Billie P

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10 stars. This was the best experience that I have ever had in a dental office. I have had a lot of dentistry done in my life. Thank you Dr. Hung.

- Sandra N

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It was quick and easy to set up an appointment. The procedure was also fast and went smoothly. I had minimal pain and healed quickly. Dr. Hung was great and helpful with any questions or concerns. Her expertise made the procedure efficient and with limited pain. Overall, it was a great experience!

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Very professional service. Instructions were clear and follow-up was good. I recommend Dr. Hung highly.

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Procedure went very well. Doctor was comforting and I was scared for the surgery only but it was a flawless and painless procedure. The pain after though is unbearable but that isn't something the doctor can control!

- Sahil R

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Amazingly good experience. No pain with wisdom tooth extraction. Doctor is very friendly.

- K D

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If you have to have your wisdom teeth out these guys make the procedure almost painless. I never had to wait for an appointment, the paperwork was handled efficiently, and the actual procedure itself was done expertly. And after the procedure was done they took good care of me. I really have nothing but praise…

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I was very pleased and happy with my care. I was nervous at first but the doctor and staff are all wonderful.

- Michelle L

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I was very nervous to have the procedure done but I have to say that Dr. Hung, Erica and the rest of the staff really helped me to calm down and this made the whole experience a little better. Everyone at the office are careing people and put you at ease. I would definitely refer…

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The excellent service. The best oral surgery doctor I have ever met. Thank you!

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I appreciate your kindness when I received emergency assistance at your office on Saturday. We went online and found your facility. It was such a blessing that the doctor was available on a Saturday. Thanks again.

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The Doctor and the staff were excellent. They took the time to explain everything and I followed all the instructions and had very minimum pain and swelling. I would highly recommend this practice.

- P R

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