Do You Need Your

Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth—aka the upper and lower third molars all the way in the back—are the last teeth to come in, and quite often the first to go. Why do so many people have impacted Wisdom Teeth that need to be removed? Blame evolution.

Anthropological studies show that our distant cavemen ancestors had bigger jaws and more teeth than we do today. They needed those extra teeth to chew their primitive diet. Over millennia of evolution, our jaws decreased in size…but our Wisdom Teeth remain. Which explains why they so often become impacted.

These days, Wisdom Teeth removal is a common dental procedure, one that the Rothenberg Dental Group has extensive experience performing. How can you tell if your Wisdom Teeth are impacted? Here are some telltale signs:

  • Swelling
  • Formation of cysts or tumors
  • Pain-either localized or in the ear or lower jaw
  • Thinning out of surrounding bone support
  • Shifting of adjacent teeth

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with The Rothenberg Dental Group today for a consultation.

Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Not all impacted Wisdom Teeth are candidates for removal. It all depends on their position, and the potential for damage if they are left in place. If we decide you are a candidate for extraction, you can rest assured that the procedure—while never exactly pleasant—will be safe and painless. The Rothenberg Dental Group practices pain-free dentistry, and we have a variety of anesthetics at our disposal to completely numb the affected area. After the procedure is complete, we will follow up the post-operative healing process to ensure optimal health.

Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Don’t be a Neanderthal. If impacted Wisdom Teeth are causing you discomfort, call The Rothenberg Dental Group today at 973-302-2069 for a consultation.

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