Understanding Your Wisdom Teeth Options

Why Choose an Oral Surgeon for Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure?

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If you need your wisdom teeth removed, and are looking for the best possible outcome and overall experience, choose an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, like Dr. Jordan Greenberg and Dr. Bryan Meriam, for your procedure.

As Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, both doctors specialize in extractions, including wisdom teeth removal, performing multiple surgeries every day. Their extensive training and experience ensure a speedy and comfortable recovery for your dental extractions. Our friendly staff at Branford Implant and Oral Surgery will go over wisdom teeth aftercare instructions to ensure you do not develop post-operative issues.

Drs. Greenberg and Meriam work in a state-of-the-art surgical center designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available, including a 3D Cone Beam Scanner, which provides pristine, 3D images of the jaw and mouth areas for a more thorough, comprehensive examination and better preparation.

Further, both doctors are uniquely trained and qualified to offer patients a variety of anesthesia options right in our Branford office, including intravenous sedation (an excellent option for the anxious patient to “go to sleep” for the procedure) and oral sedation.

If you require a surgical removal of a tooth or are experiencing a dental emergency, Drs. Greenberg and Meriam at Branford Implant and Oral Surgery can offer you a world-class level of expertise only available from an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Don’t settle for anything less.

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  Branford Office: 203-208-2004
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, like Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Meriam, are unique among dentists in that they all have completed an additional four years of hospital-based training alongside medical residents and can administer all types of anesthesia.

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Branford, CT 06405

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About Wisdom Teeth Removal

If there is inadequate room for the eruption of your wisdom teeth (there is no room for them to come into a normal position) there is a good chance they may become symptomatic. Taking action can mean avoiding additional complications in the jaw, including pain and infection. You may wish to seek help if you have been experiencing pain in the gums around your wisdom teeth. Food and bacteria can often become trapped around the wisdom teeth, causing infections. Taking the teeth out can help you avoid subsequent infection.

Oral surgery may also be the solution if wisdom teeth have forced other teeth to slide out of alignment. If you no longer have straight teeth because of eruption, we can help. Wisdom teeth can also be difficult to clean and therefore cause other teeth to decay. Removal can help you overcome a variety of problems related to wisdom teeth.

The Process

A consultation with Drs. Greenberg or Meriam will be performed prior to surgery to evaluate your wisdom teeth.  You will be given a local anesthetic on the day of the removal to numb the area and may also need a general anesthetic if multiple teeth are being extracted or if you are anxious. Your surgeon will open up gum tissue near the tooth and remove any bone over it before extracting the tooth. They may need to cut the tooth into small pieces to extract it.  Dissolving stitches may be used and your doctor may prescribe antibiotics and/or pain medications to be taken during the recovery period.

Who Has Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth removal services are ideal for patients experiencing pain, worried about tooth decay or wishing to improve the appearance of a smile compromised by wisdom teeth.

If you require a surgical removal of a tooth or are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Schedule Your Exam Today
  Branford Office: 203-208-2004
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Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Meriam work in a state-of-the-art surgical center designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.