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.
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.
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.
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Dr. Hung was great. I had wisdom tooth extraction. She was very professional. There was no pain. The healing process was also very fast.
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I had my wisdom teeth removed and the whole operation was a breeze. Dr. Hung explained the whole procedure clearly and the aftermath was very smooth. I highly recommend Dr. Hung for any patient looking for a nice relaxed experience.
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My daughter was in excruciating pain and we were referred to Dr. Hung's office. The Doctor was very helpful and the staff were exceptional. I was able to get emergency appointment immediately. They made sure to get us in the same day. My daughter had an infection and the doctor gave her antibiotics. She was…
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Removal of wisdom teeth was quick and as painless as possible. During the surgery and past surgery every member of the staff at Prospect Oral Surgery Center was professional and helpful throughout the whole process of setting up surgery all the way through to the follow up visit.
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Prospect Oral Surgery Center was a wonderful choice made in regards to removing my wisdom teeth. They were kind, flexible and efficient with me as a patient. I would recommend this facility to anyone who needs it.
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Prospect Oral Surgery Center has a very polite and knowledgeable staff. They always call ahead of time to confirm and remind you about appointments as well as asking about the progress after surgery. Dr. Hung is wonderful! She takes the time to explain the different options available for the surgery and what she suggest is…
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Dr. Hung and her office were very efficient, professional, and caring every time I came. I felt comfortable getting my wisdom teeth out with her and felt very minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. She was very reassuring before and after the procedure and every thing went smoothly.
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Dr. Hung took great care of me! She explained the procedure to me thoroughly. She took her time with me and did not rush. My tooth extraction went well. Everything healed within couple of days. Thank you Dr. Hung.
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Dr. Hung is a very good listener. I had multiple questions post op @ my follow up and she answered them to the best of my satisfaction.
- J Shahread more
Had the best experience removing my wisdom tooth. 5 Star experience. Thank you Doctor.
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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 Malhotraread more
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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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