Wisdom Teeth Westfield NJ

By the age of 18 the average adult has 32 teeth: 16 teeth on top and 16 teeth on 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 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 is meant to hold 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 is not what generally happens. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, only partially emerge from the gum, or can 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. An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck”.

Experiencing Wisdom Teeth Issues?

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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 impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid complications.

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. Gold can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential 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. Gold is trained, licensed, and highly experienced in providing various types of anesthesia for patients.

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. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Ronen Gold, DDS Phone Number 908-232-5551.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety. We utilize modern monitoring equipment and our staff are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

Experiencing Wisdom Teeth Issues?

Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Call us: 908-232-5551

Ronen Gold, DDS

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Patient Review By James C

made everything simple

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Patient Review By Jeremy F

Just a welcoming environment and made things a lot simpler and easier than I would have ever expected a procedure to be.

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Patient Review By Anthony V

Doctor, and staff were great. Streamlined process. In and out. Beautiful facility. Highly recommend.

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Patient Review By Aidan G

Staff was great and very accommodating

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Patient Review By Janeen F

I brought my teenage son to Dr. Gold to have his wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Gold and his team were very friendly and accommodating. My son had a very good outcome and recovery. He experienced very little pain and swelling after his surgery. I have all the trust and confidence in Dr. Gold and his team----highly recommended!!!

- Janeen F

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Patient Review By Shikha S

Very happy with the experience. Will surely come back for any future consultation.

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Patient Review By Kayla L

Amazing staff had a great experience with this doctor would definitely recommend and come back if I need another procedure !

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Patient Review By Rene C

A great experience, great playlist to listen to while they’re working on you.

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Patient Review By Carolina O

After my oral surgery I did not have much pain after the anesthesia wears off

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Patient Review By Laura B

Friendly staff! Thank you Dr. Gold for getting us in so quickly.

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Patient Review By Allison W

Very happy! Dr. Gold’s explanation of the procedure was clear and detailed. The procedure itself was short and simple. I love the detailed post op directions. Would come back!

- Allison W

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Patient Review By Brooke B

Very happy from start to finish.

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Patient Review By Lawrence G

Our teenage daughter needed her wisdom teeth removed. She was extremely anxious ahead of the procedure. Dr. Gold was incredible throughout. He has a terrific rapport with his patients and put her mind at ease. He followed up, ensuring all was well. We are grateful for his care and highly recommend Dr. Gold, along with his staff.

- Lawrence G

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Patient Review By Geoffrey S

Dr. Gold and his team are extremely thorough and professional, yet individually he’s quite approachable and patient and attentive. Ordinarily you’d have to travel to NYC, to Boston or to Philadelphia to receive such outstanding, personalized care. Here patients are treated like VIPs, even those of humble and modest means. A 5-star dental surgeon.

- Geoffrey S

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Patient Review By TOMIWA A

GOOD JOB

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Patient Review By Jared

Great doctors

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Patient Review By Alexa S

Amazing Dr. would recommend to anyone! Really liked the fact Dr. Gold called me after my wisdom teeth removal to make sure I was okay. That shows how much he cares about his patients. I thought my recovery would of been much worse, but because of Dr. Gold, I was healed in no time. Go here! You won’t regret it.

- Alexa S

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Patient Review By Erwin R

Thank you!

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Patient Review By Sahar D

Loved this doctor and his staff! You never feel rushed and they answer any and all questions that are thrown at them. I’ve always hated going to the dentist but now I’m very comfortable going to the dentist now.

- Sahar D

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Patient Review By Elizabeth F F

Great experience!!

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Patient Review By joseph j

incredible how professional and courteous the staff and doctor are

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Patient Review By L. Lawrence

Dr. Gold is definitely first class. His consultation directive in the weeks leading up to surgery were on point. Surgery was exactly as he described it during the consultation both in practice and timeliness. I was literally in and out of the chair within 15 minutes from the walking through the front door until the end of surgery…just as he described it would be in the pre-surgery consultation. Lastly, his personal follow-up phone call took me by surprise and I have to say is a first for me and a welcome one at that. It was amazing to see his genuine concern extending to a patient post-op.

- L. Lawrence

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Patient Review By Jessica S

I’m so happy that I decided to go to Dr. Gold for my wisdom teeth! All the staff made me super comfortable, it was so easy to schedule an appointment, everyone was extremely friendly, and answered every question I had. I didn’t even wait 5 minutes each time in the waiting room, I was in and out super fast for consultation, my surgery, and the checkup. Everything was fully explained on the aftercare. I’m no longer in pain from my wisdom teeth and I’m so thankful for Dr. Gold and his staff. Thank you so much.

- Jessica S

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Patient Review By Tom B

Professional operation

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Patient Review By Alanna C

Dr. Gold told alanna exactly what to expect from her 4 wisdom teeth removal. She followed all directions and everything turned out great.

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Patient Review By Sebastian S

Great doctor and hospitality!

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Patient Review By victoria r

Dr. Ronan Gold is very quick and efficient and the entire office including Dr. Gold is very pleasant and easy to work with.

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Patient Review By Emma

Excellent in every aspect

- Emma

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Patient Review By Lauren W

Staff was helpful and attentive. Dr. Gold did the procedure very quickly, and called to check on me later that night. Had a good experience.

- Lauren W

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Patient Review By Lauren D

Great office, doctor and staff! Would definitely recommend.

- Lauren D

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Patient Review By Paul W

The printed post procedure instructions were very clear, easy to follow and helped me have a successful recovery without any complications

- Paul W

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Patient Review By Tyler Z

Great experience all around

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Patient Review By Tyler Z

I was in and out of my wisdom teeth surgery in 20 minutes. Everyone was pleasant from the doctor to the nurse to the receptionists.

- Tyler Z

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Patient Review By Jessica d

Clean, professional, skilled, efficient. highly recommend

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Patient Review By Emma B

Welcomed as soon as I came in the door! Everyone wanted to make sure I understood everything and made sure to ask if I had any questions.

- Emma B

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Patient Review By Lleyton B

Dr. Gold was amazing..kind, gentle and caring! My daughter had all 4 wisdom teeth removed and it could not have gone better!

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Patient Review By Sebastian S

Great experience, very friendly and helpful.

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Patient Review By Anton Z

Thank you for a great procedure.

- Anton Z

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Patient Review By Devin K

Great staff, I can tell doctor Gold did a great job because I have barely any pain. Staff at the front desk was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The nurse that helped me was also great and obviously really cared about my safety and comfort. Doctor Gold was very friendly and extremely nice!

- Devin K

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Patient Review By Dylan B

Great experience

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Patient Review By Ben L

The ease of scheduling, and the kindness of the office began as soon as we walked in the door. Clearly a very well run office.

- Ben L

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Patient Review By Ibraheem S

The best care I’ve ever received from the staff to Dr. Gold I will highly recommend !!!! The procedure for my wisdom teeth extraction went very smooth. Thank you very much !!!!

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Patient Review By Chris S

Everything went smooth and according to plan. Dr and staff top notch!

- Chris S

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Patient Review By Jessica W

Dr. Gold was fantastic at easing my daughters anxiety about having her wisdom teeth removed. The level of care she received from him and his staff was incredible, and we were so pleased. Would highly recommend Dr. Gold!

- Jessica W

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Patient Review By Catherine D

Professional staff. Pleasant experience.

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Patient Review By Cristina D

Great service! Dr. Gold and staff were great!

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Patient Review By michael C

Great service, didn’t have to wait and the process was quick and efficient.

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Patient Review By Marthen L

Dr Gold made the process as stress free and comfortable as possible then called later that day to check how i was feeling and there were no complications

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Patient Review By joseph j

friendly and timely

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Patient Review By Bri J

Dr. Gold was a very thorough and easy-going doctor in assessing the questions/problems I had about my teeth. He followed up with me later in the day after my procedure with regards to how I was feeling and any additional questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs oral surgery, a great experience!

- Bri J

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