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

5 out of 5 stars based on 235 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Review By Kaleigh J

Wish I didn’t need to be there but since I had to get my wisdom teeth out I’m glad my mom brought me to you. You made it as good as it could be and now I’m home resting and not doing too bad. Thank you 🙂

- Kaleigh J

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Patient Review By Marcus B

An overall amazing experience. Would definitely recommend Dr.Gold for all your oral surgery needs!

- Marcus B

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Patient Review By Gaetano S

I am floored by my experience with Ronen Gold and his staff. The office is squeaky clean, the staff is professional, the telephone service is quick and easy, and Dr. Gold is a no-BS doctor with obvious experience. I went to them for a second opinion on getting my wisdom teeth out. Everything from their advice to the ease of the actual procedure was top of the line. I walked out of getting my top two wisdom teeth out after being there for less than 15 minutes. Didn't feel any pain during or even after the procedure. Really a wild experience. I would recommend them highly.

- Gaetano S

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Patient Review By Claudia A

Getting your wisdom teeth remove can be scary but my experience with Dr. Gold was not so scary after all. I was in good hands and well taken care of! I would definitely recommend friends and family to go to Dr. Gold! Also his staff was very kind and patient with me.

- Claudia A

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Patient Review By Tyler S

Dr Gold and his team were awesome. They go over everything in detail to make sure your understand what will happen with procedure of getting wisdom teeth out. The day of the procedure was quick - in and out. Kids both doing well in recovery. Highly recommend.

- Tyler S

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Patient Review By Lauren P

Dr. Gold did an amazing job and really put my daughter at ease. The entire team is great. Very professional and the office is immaculate. I highly recommend.

- Lauren P

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Patient Review By Timothy M

Excellent. Thank you.

- Timothy M

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Patient Review By Matthew M

Excellent. Thank you.

- Matthew M

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Patient Review By Chris H

Dr. Gold was professional, direct, and heard my concerns. I was very satisfied with my visit.

- Chris H

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Patient Review By Sabrina L

I greatly appreciated the level of service at all levels. Each person was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. I am happy to refer friends and family to this location.

- Sabrina L

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Patient Review By Akylah Hawkins

I was very nervous at first, but after my first visit with Dr. Gold I knew I was in excellent hands. The staff was awesome and very organized making everything a piece of cake!! Thank you so much!!

- Akylah Hawkins

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Patient Review By David G

Couldn't have asked for better.

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Patient Review By Jordan S

Very friendly staff. Office is clean and welcoming.

- Jordan S

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Patient Review By Margaret I

The staff and doctor were wonderful.

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Patient Review By joanne s

Both kids had wisdom teeth removed. Dr and staff were awesome! highly recommend Dr Gold

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Patient Review By Tim M

Excellent

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Patient Review By Matt M

Excellent

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Patient Review By Katherine R

Very good experience. Post op instructions very clear

- Katherine R

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Patient Review By Joanne G

The doctor and staff are excellent. I had two wisdom teeth extracted and I am not experiencing any pain.

- Joanne G

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Patient Review By Sean P

High quality of care and knowledge by Dr Gold and his staff. Everything went smoothly from the start of consultation, through procedure, and during recovery.

- Sean P

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Patient Review By Allison W

10/10 experience.

- Allison W

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Patient Review By Katherine R

Pleasant experience, all questions answered

- Katherine R

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Patient Review By Bill P.

Total pleasant experience with an unpleasant task to be done. Staff down to earth, kind and friendly. Dr. Gold makes you feel comfortable and obviously knows how to handle his patients. Practically pain free. Highly recommend.

- Bill P.

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Patient Review By Lauren M

Dr. Gold was fantastic and even called me on a Saturday after my wisdom tooth extraction to see how I was doing and check up on me. I'd highly recommend him as a doctor to anyone needing an oral surgeon!

- Lauren M

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Patient Review

Everyone working at the office is courteous, helpful and friendly. The office is immaculate.

- Anonymous

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Patient Review By Kim S

5 stars

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Patient Review By Sasha R

Dr. Gold and his team are extremely professional and kind. I was very nervous for this procedure, but was quickly reassured by their dedication and honesty. I felt very safe, and would recommend Dr. Gold to any of my friends who are planning to get their wisdom teeth out. Thanks Dr. Gold and staff!

- Sasha R

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Patient Review By Ellie R

I felt very safe during this procedure: I was very nervous for the wisdom tooth extraction but the staff members and Dr. Gold were extremely kind, and made the process very smooth.

- Ellie R

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Patient Review By Rashmi S

Dr did a great job in extracting my wisdom tooth. Procedure was as expected and definitely recommend Dr Gold to friends and family.

- Rashmi S

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Patient Review By Allison R

I was very pleased with how quickly I was able to get an initial appointment and then scheduled for the procedure. Very minimal wait time and the procedure (wisdom tooth extraction) was quick, easy, and painless. I felt better after than I did before! No pain or swelling. Everyone at the office made me feel very comfortable. I'd definitely recommend Dr. Gold and his team!

- Allison R

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Patient Review By Susan W

I was very stressed because I knew I had a potential dental emergency and since covid it is very hard to get appointments with any kind of doctor. But Nicole heard my distress and Dr Gold said he would see me the following day. Nicole sent the paperwork to have everything ready, confirmed my insurance and everything went as smoothly as possible. I felt safe, listened to and taken care of and my questions were answered.

- Susan W

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Patient Review By abigail s S

very professional and easy to work with

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Patient Review By Tom S

Very professional and courteous. Whole procedure went like clockwork.

- Tom S

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Patient Review By Sasha R

Very professional and kind environment!

- Sasha R

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Patient Review By Victor S

Everyone working here is top-class. Soon as we walked in to schedule an appointment, the staff we're very kind, quick and helped explain the whole process behind the procedure. Felt very comfortable throughout as Dr. Gold and his staff are definitely the best around. The setup took longer than the operation, it was over before I knew it! My recovery so far has been smooth sailing and the post-op documents they give you have been a huge help.

- Victor S

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Patient Review By Amanda C

I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out at once and the process was great. I have very bad anxiety problems so I was extremely nervous but everyone made just I was comfortable and reassuring. Any questions I had, they would answer happily. I felt so comfortable and I would come back again in a heart beat!! It took only 10 minutes for all 4 to come out and it felt so quick. Thank you for everyone being so great!!

- Amanda C

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Patient Review By Laura L

Fantastic experience all around for my son. Immaculate office. Friendly staff and doctor, the procedure went so well.

- Laura L

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Patient Review By Steven D

No pain after procedure

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Patient Review By Moira M

Excellent practice. Our second time here. Everyone so nice & very knowledgeable.

- Moira M

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Patient Review By Amanda C

This office is wonderful! From the moment i stepped inside i felt very comfortable. Being a person that suffers from bad anxiety, most of my anxiousness went away. I will definitely recommend this office to people! Everyone was so nice and welcoming.

- Amanda C

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Patient Review By hayuxia m

U am very pleased with the entire process from making an appointment, procedure, and follow up from staff and doctor. Thank you very much

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Patient Review By Miladys D

Efficient

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Patient Review By Megan G

I had to get my wisdom teeth removed, which consisted of three overall appointments. Each appointment, I had a little to no wait time! With a busy schedule, I appreciated being brought in so quickly. My wisdom teeth removal lasted about 30 minutes and that was with checking in and out. Dr. Gold and his team are professional caring and very efficient! Plus, it was a painless procedure for me—always a plus!

- Megan G

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Patient Review By RANVIJAY S

It was nice experience. Procedure was really very quick, even It was finished before I knew it. Thanks to Dr Gold and Team.

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Patient Review By Katherine M

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Patient Review By Miiladys D

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Patient Review By Nina V

Dr. Gold was super kind, patient and reassuring to my daughter who was extremely nervous. Staff was super helpful and courteous.

- Nina V

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Patient Review By Jennifer B

Very good experience.

- Jennifer B

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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!

- Lisa C

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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.

- Dominick M

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