Oral Surgery in Cherry Hill, NJ
In need of oral surgery? At Corrie J Crowe, DDS, our team offers a selection of oral surgeries to provide patients with complete holistic dental care.
For patients who have lost one or more teeth, we offer long-lasting tooth restorations using dental implants.
Dental implants offer natural-looking results by using titanium posts implanted into the jawbone where luminous crowns can then be attached. They are designed to last for life, while restoring the patient's complete, functional smile!
Tooth extraction is a common procedure performed by a trained dentist. Extractions are also called oral and maxillofacial surgery. It involves the removal of the tooth from the bony socket where it is attached. Tooth extraction can be painless with the help of a local anesthesia via intravenous application.
There are a lot of reasons why tooth extraction is performed. One of the most common reasons why patients need to undergo the procedure is that the tooth might be impacted or can’t erupt properly on its own. In fact, the most common teeth that need to be extracted are the third molars—commonly referred to as the wisdom teeth.
Process and Recovery for Extractions
Before extractions are started, the dentist usually performs a series of tests in order to find out the orientation of the molar, veins, and nerves on the mandible. By doing so, the dentist will be able to carefully plan out how to perform the operation with minimal risks.
Once the procedure is done, the patient might have to endure some mild side effects which include bleeding, swelling, and numbness on the area. However, these should go away after a few days. During the convalescence period, the patient is discouraged from eating solid foods for the first few days. In fact, the patient needs to rest for seven days until the symptoms are gone. For the gum to completely heal, the patient needs to wait three to four weeks before it completely closes up.
If the patient suffers from complications such as dry socket or infection, the healing or recovery time can take longer. Problems with infection can easily be remedied by taking antibiotics while dry socket should let up after a few days. It is crucial to take note that the healing time varies from one patient to the other. Generally, it will take five to seven days for the patient to recover from extractions but those with weak immune systems often require a few weeks more to fully recover.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral surgical procedure that involves the removal of the third molar. The third molar or better known as the wisdom tooth is the last set of teeth to erupt. It usually comes out when a person is between the ages of 17 and 21. In most instances, there is not enough space on the jaw for it to grow, often causing the problem of impacted growth. Consequently, it becomes necessary for wisdom teeth extraction; otherwise you may experience pain and other dental problems if left unaddressed.
Schedule Your Oral Surgery in Cherry Hill, NJ
Dr. Crowe and her team are dedicated to comprehensive oral health care for patients of all ages. When you need oral surgery in Cherry Hill and beyond, call our office to schedule.