Wisdom Teeth

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the 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 up 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 holds 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 does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and 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.

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 offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

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. Olawoye  can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future 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. Olawoye  has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

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 Flemington Office Phone Number 908-320-4226.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists

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From scheduling the consult, to the post surgery follow up visit, the entire staff is caring and professional. I have 2 more children who will need their wisdom teethe removed. We will be back in the near future!

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I would just like to say that my experience at this dental oral surgeon office was the best that I've ever had. I have only had just a few however the staff was so comforting and overwhelmingly family like it made things so much better. They were so polite and were so willing to work with me as far as scheduling is concerned etc. as far as Dr. O. There's no one better. He is a highly intelligent skilled individual who is very kind and gentle I suggest this practice over all else. He is someone who truly wants what is best for his patients and it shows in his work/proceedings/ staff and end result.

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Very thankful that Dr. O. Listened to my concerns regarding the IV. The staff is very friendly and made me feel calmer.

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Dr. O, Jill, Helga, Sharon and the entire staff were the most caring, helpful office I have been in. They were attentive to all our needs, explained all procedures and made our experience pleasant. A very professional, knowlegeable and caring staff. Would recommend them highly.

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Dr. O and his staff were professional and extremely helpful with all aspects of my son's procedure.

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I highly recommend Dr. O and his staff. They were patient and comforting dealing with my daughter who has anxiety! I they got her through the procedure ~ she even ame out smiling! I thank you!!

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I highly recommend this office. They area a friendly group, conveniently located and a pleasure to deal with.

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Dr. O and his staff are wonderful! We couldn't be happier! No complaints or issues whatsoever! I highly recommend!

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We look forward to bringing my other 5 children here in the future, if needed after the great experience we had with my first son.

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We feel very fortunate to have Dr. o and his staff available for our oral surgery needs. They treated my kids with respect and compassion and provided excellent care. I can not thank them enough! I whole heartedly recommend that others seek and use their service when needed.

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If I had to do it all again, I would!

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Dr. O and his staff were great. They worked through the insurance issues with ease. It's our second child going through this, both here, both were great experiences.

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We were recommended by previous patient Ruth. We are completely satisfied and would recommend to Everyone. Easiest Dr appointment and procedure. Thank you to staff , assistants and Dr.

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I am 100 percent happy with Dr. O and his very capable staff. They are all excellent! I will recommend this practice to my family and friends!

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This is my second child having their wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. O. Their staff are very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend their office to my friends and family.

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Everything was wonderful and the doctor and nurses were great

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Olivia is the third family member to have her wisdom teeth removed by Dr. O. We've always received great care at Hunterdon Oral Surgery.

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Both of our sons had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Oh. Both he and his staff are excellent. We highly recommend them.

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Nicole was very nice and supportive while the procedure was being done. She made me comfortable and kept me informed as my tooth was removed. Everything went very smoothly and almost pain free.

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Everyone made me feel comfortable and eased my nervousness. Dr. O was professional and I felt comfortable with him. Would recommend this surgeon to anyone.

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Dr O and his staff made this experience as convenient and stress free as possible. They are friendly, professional, and care for the patients. I would recommend them.

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Amazing! My daughter who is terrified of even the mention of going to the dentist had no problems or episodes. They made her feel comfortable and relaxed through the whole visit. They were very informative and professional. The assistant, Jill, who helped with the tooth extraction was great. My daughter couldn't stop talking of how nice she was. Thank you!

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Great experience, considering Second son to have wisdom teeth done here ... Very easy and fast

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Dr. O really made my son feel at ease before the procedure. Helga, a medical assistant at the office kindly prepared my nervous son and Sharon, a nurse here guided us through recovery and home care. We highly recommend Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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They were amazing and I will continue to come to them.

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My whole experience with Dr. Olawoye and his staff was terrific. I went in for a consultation and after speaking to Dr. Olawoye and his assistant Sharon (who I couldn't have gotten through without her by my side!), I was able to proceed to have an extraction that day....which for me was a big deal! I was so nervous, but Dr. Olawoye made sure I was ok throughout the whole procedure. What I really appreciated was that they both listened to my concerns and understood my fear and made it their priority to make sure I got through everything without a lot of pain...and I did. Even the healing process went extremely well. As for the office staff....I couldn't have done it without you....my daughter thanks you too! 🙂 Overall, what I thought was going to be an awful experience turned out to be very tolerable thanks to Dr. "O" and his amazing staff. To Sharon - a special THANK YOU for lending me a hand...:)

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All staff were extremely friendly and courteous especially Sharon who took time to explain to us what exactly had to be done for aftercare...she answered all of our questions and told us if we had any problems to contact her.

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Everyone at this practice is professional and helpful. They strive to perform procedures with the least amount of discomfort possible. Dr O called personally to check on me the next day. Very satisfied with HOMSS!

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