Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Columbus, NJ

Safely & Effectively Removing Problem Teeth

When the wisdom teeth begin to erupt (usually between the ages of 17 and 25), most people already have the rest of their permanent teeth. As a result, the wisdom teeth often don’t have enough room to emerge from the gumline and become impacted (stuck). Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to numerous oral health issues, including crowded teeth, pain toward the back of the jaw, and even an increased risk of infection. At Columbus Dental Arts, Dr. Maria Maiorino can prevent these problems by removing these teeth in-office, saving you from having to visit an outside specialist. Contact us today to learn more about wisdom tooth extractions in Columbus, NJ!

Group of young adults smiling after wisdom tooth extractions

Why Choose Columbus Dental Arts for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Personalized Approach to Dental Care
  • Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
  • Caring All-Women Dental Team

When Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth

Not every patient needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted, but the procedure can lead to fewer oral health risks in many patients. If you don’t have enough room in your mouth to accommodate your wisdom teeth, or if they’re trapped beneath the gums, they can increase your risk of:

  • Infection
  • Pressure against other teeth
  • Jaw damage
  • Gum inflammation
  • Tooth decay
  • Misaligned teeth

During each of your routine checkups, Dr. Maiorino will examine your wisdom teeth to watch for any signs that they might compromise your oral health. If she detects any problems, she’ll begin developing a treatment plan to keep your smile healthy.

Wisdom Tooth
Extraction Aftercare

Man smiling after wisdom tooth extractions

Most patients experience soreness and mild bleeding after getting their wisdom teeth extracted. We’ll provide you with personalized instructions on minimizing bleeding and discomfort, such as how to change out your gauze pads and when to take any pain medication we prescribe for you. We also recommend eating only soft foods for the first several days. Additionally, you should avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, forcefully spitting, or any other activities that could dislodge the blood clot forming over the site.