Wisdom Teeth Westfield NJ

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth: 16 teeth on top and 16 teeth on the 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 partially erupt, 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 their 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 is 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 Lisa C

I was actually shocked at how streamlined, efficient and pleasant this entire experience has been. This is one well run operation!

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Patient Review By Dominick M

The entire staff is friendly and accommodating, scheduling an appointment is easy, everything is clean right down the the waiting room. Dr. Gold and his assistants are, the whole process was a breeze.

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Patient Review By melissa s

Friendly staff and doctor. I was fully informed about the procedure as well as the cost associated with it. Clean and modern facility

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Patient Review By Klaudia L

I came here for the first time to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth out by Dr. Gold and I am very pleased with my overall experience! The staff are all so welcoming and friendly. Dr. Gold is exceptional and my surgery went well without any complications! I especially appreciated the follow up call later in the day after my surgery to see how I was doing. I would highly recommend him for any type of oral surgery. The office is very pleasant and easy to schedule. They will handle everything for you so all you have to worry about is resting up and getting healthy.

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Patient Review By Lisette F

Very Efficient and Friendly Staff

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Patient Review By Lisette F

Friendly, courteous staff

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Patient Review By Lynne P

Warm, professional atmosphere…everyone I interacted with were very knowledgeable and kind.

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Patient Review By Nicole M

Experience was top notch form beginning to end

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Patient Review By Katherine M

Dr.Gold and his staff were amazing! The office is so aesthetically clean and beautiful. Everyone was so warm, friendly, and professional. My first appointment was a consultation for wisdom teeth removal. On the morning of my procedure, I was feeling anxious about going to sleep under IV sedation because it was my first time and I was also worried about the pain I would feel afterwards. Dr.Gold and his staff assured me how I'd d feel and calmed my nerves right before the procedure. I woke up pain-free!! The staff was kind and ensured I was comfortable throughout the procedure which took about 20-30 minutes. My recovery has been great no pain at all!! It's amazing how I did not have to use any pain medication. I received a phone call the same day of the procedure from Dr.Gold which I missed, unfortunately, but he was so great I can't say enough about the amazing experience I had with Dr.Gold and everyone in his office. He truly cares about his patients and I'm so appreciative and thankful I found them. I highly recommend this practice!!

- Katherine M

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Patient Review By Antonio

Staff very courteous and friendly, Dr. Gold answered all questions and performed wisdom tooth removal almost painlessly (I did not feel much). Dr. Gold gave me an evening call to see how i was doing which i thought was a very professional touch.

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Patient Review By Nicholas L

Very clean, nice staff, quick wait time and knowledgeable and nice doctor.

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Patient Review By Catherine L

Extremely courteous and knowledgeable staff throughout the whole process. Would definitely recommend!

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Patient Review By NISHIDH P

Satisfied with getting appointment, minimum wait time friendly staff

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Patient Review By Andrew Z

Great experience. The staff and Dr. Gold are great!

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Patient Review By Mariella D

Very professional and thorough.

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Patient Review By Kyle B

I love this place an it my first time being their My first time getting a tooth pulled an i didn’t feel anything an they where nice a speedy

- Kyle B

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Patient Review By Sebastian R

Everything about this office is amazing staff is super polite and accommodating

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Patient Review By Aidan G

Staff was great! Very seemless and professional .. no hidden costs.

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Patient Review By Isabella casolaro

Great Service

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Patient Review By Juan M

Very professional. Thank you.

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Patient Review By Isabella C

Great service and friendly staff

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Patient Review By Leah H

Overall pleased

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Patient Review By Valerie B

During the consultation as well as the actual procedure date, every single one of the staff members showed kindness and ensured I remained comfortable throughout. Dr. Gold was very knowledgeable, very kind, and down to earth. He was so confident in his practice that the procedure took less than 20 minutes and his staff were there assisting to make it seem absolutely effortless! This is a true team in my eyes. I DEFINITELY recommend this establishment to anyone that is in need of Oral Surgery. Thank you so much! 🙂

- Valerie B

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Patient Review By Isabella C

Great experience

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Patient Review By Anabela F

Dr. Gold and his staff are the best. Very efficient and caring, makes wisdom teeth removal less stressful for patient and parent!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

- Alanna C

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