Extraction Environment Enhancement

The average adult has thirty-two teeth by age eighteen. There are sixteen teeth on the top and sixteen teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The back teeth are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing. These teeth are also known as molars and premolars. The front teeth, incisors and canines, are used to grab and rip foods, making them easier to grind and swallow. Included in the 32 are, in the back, “wisdom teeth,” or third molars

Poorly positioned wisdom teeth may cause many problems, including growth of bacteria, which in turn results in an infection. A person will experience stiffness, swelling, pain and illness. The erupting wisdom tooth may move other 

teeth and disrupt the natural or orthodontic alignment of teeth. Cysts or tumors can form around the impacted wisdom teeth. This can cause serious problems and result in the destruction of healthy teeth and the jaw bone. These problems can be resolved by removal of the offensive wisdom teeth, which should be extracted early to minimize the surgical risk involved with the procedure and to avoid problems.

Dr. Horowitz will evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and discuss if there may be present or future complications, by reviewing x-rays, a three dimensional cone beam tomography and oral examination of the mouth. Extraction procedure, treatment and your well being will be thoroughly discussed.


Robert A. Horowitz, DDS

Periodontics | Laser Therapy | Dental Implants


2 Overhill Rd, Suite 270
Scarsdale, NY 10583


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