At the office of Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists, our distinguished oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializes in providing treatment for complex oral health issues including dental trauma, oral pathology, craniofacial anomalies, sleep apnea, and extractions. Dedicated to the oral health and well being of our patients, our office carefully listens to what patients are saying and pays close attention to their needs. With patient care and comfort as our top priorities, we keep patients well informed, comfortable and relaxed throughout every step in care from pre-operative guidance to surgical procedures and post-operative care. By offering convenient appointment times, our friendly staff will get you into our office at your earliest convenience for care.
The third and last back molars in both the upper and lower jaws are called the wisdom teeth, and when they emerge, it marks an important milestone in dental growth and development. When they come in correctly, wisdom teeth can function just like your other molars. However, in many cases, there is insufficient space in the jaw to accommodate the wisdom teeth, or they are fully or partially impacted. If the wisdom teeth are poorly positioned or impacted, they can affect the neighboring teeth as well as other aspects of your oral health and overall well-being. When fully or partially impacted wisdom teeth are present, general dentists and other specialists often refer patients to a skilled oral surgeon who specializes in the assessment and extraction of problematic impacted teeth. With years of advanced training in complicated extractions, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can provide the most precise and appropriate care to remove problematic teeth. For patients with dental anxiety, or individuals who are apprehensive about specific dental procedures, we offer several options in dental sedation to help facilitate a state of complete relaxation. Depending on the procedure and the level of anxiety a patient is experiencing; we may administer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation. General anesthesia in a hospital setting may also be considered in certain cases or for particular procedures.
At the office of Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.