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Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Barnegat, NJ

Protect Your Smile from Further Pain and Damage

Between the ages of 17 and 25, your wisdom teeth will try to erupt in your mouth. However, due to a lack of space, they may become partially or fully impacted, leading to constant pain and putting the rest of your smile at risk. Fortunately, Dr. Gizachew can remove your wisdom teeth before they can do any lasting harm to your mouth. Call today to schedule a consultation if you have concerns about your third molars.

Why Choose NU Dental of Barnegat for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

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The wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars. They are the last set of teeth to erupt in your mouth, which is why there’s typically not enough room for them. Early humans may have needed wisdom teeth due to eating coarser foods. Nowadays, though, these extra teeth are no longer needed for your mouth to function properly, so if they become impacted, it’s best to remove them as soon as possible before they can cause problems.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

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Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted. If yours can fully erupt without damaging your other teeth, it should be okay to leave them where they are. However, an extraction will be required if your wisdom teeth cause any of these problems:

What to Expect from the Wisdom Teeth Procedure 

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Your mouth will be numbed at the beginning of the procedure, and we can use sedation to keep you calm if necessary. Then, Dr. Gizachew can begin the removal process. If the teeth have partially erupted, he can use a special instrument to rock them back and forth, gently loosening them until they can be taken out. For impacted wisdom teeth, a surgical approach is needed. The gums will be opened to provide access to the teeth, and each molar may need to be divided into sections so that they can be removed without taking too much bone with them.

Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Once the procedure is complete, we’ll give you instructions for recovery. Generally speaking, you’ll need to:

Understanding the Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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Wisdom teeth may have been useful for our early ancestors, but today they can cause more harm than good. It is oftentimes best to have them extracted before they can cause issues. However, many patients worry about the cost of their procedure. We won’t be able to determine the exact cost of your extraction until we can examine your smile in person. Until then, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

Factors That Impact the Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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The cost of wisdom tooth extractions can vary on several different factors. During your consultation, we will discuss them in detail. Here are the most prominent ones that will affect the cost of your treatment:

  • Number of Teeth: Some people don’t develop all four of their wisdom teeth. In other cases, not all of them need to be extracted. We will carefully examine your smile to determine what the best course of action is for you.
  • Impaction: If your wisdom teeth are impacted, the procedure becomes more complex to complete. This will ultimately increase the cost of your treatment.
  • Sedation: Dental sedation can make treatment more comfortable and help those with dental anxiety. Opting for sedation incurs its own cost that should be considered.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

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Most dental insurance providers will cover at least part of the cost of wisdom tooth extractions. However, this also depends on whether you’ve met your deductible or your maximum for the year. The best way to learn about your benefits is to contact your dental insurance provider directly. We can also help you understand what your plan covers. At NU Dental Brick, we are proud to be partnered with a number of insurance companies. If you need any help understanding your plan or have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call !

How to Make Wisdom Tooth Extractions Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t mean that you will be left completely on your own. With our Dental Membership Plan , you can save on treatments completed at our practice. We are also happy to accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, feel free to reach out to one of our friendly team members for assistance.