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					Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth


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Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are located in the

back of the mouth, one in each quadrant, behind the second or 12-year molars. Although

most people develop 32 permanent teeth, quite often the jaws are not large enough to

accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from

erupting into the proper position, they are impacted. An impacted tooth remains embedded in

soft gingiva (gum) tissue or bone beyond its normal eruption time. Because they are the last

teeth to emerge, the most common teeth to become impacted are the wisdom teeth, which

normally emerge between the ages of 17 and 21. Problems that can develop from partially

impacted teeth include pain, infection, crowding, and damage to adjacent teeth. More serious

problems, such as damage to the jawbone caused by the formation of cysts, can occur with

completely impacted teeth. As the wisdom teeth develop, the roots continue to grow longer

and the jawbone becomes denser. So as you get older, it becomes more difficult to remove

your teeth and complications are more likely. In addition, the problems associated with

impacted teeth tend to occur with increasing frequency after the age of 30. To prevent this

from occurring, it is usually recommended to have wisdom teeth removed during the teenage

years or early twenties before the root structure is fully developed. Although in some cases it

is recommended that they are removed as early as 11 or 12 years of age. Dr. Reubel has

developed a quality of care which gives every patient, whatever their needs, a tremendous

advantage in making a complete and rapid recovery; saving time and money on Oral and

Maxillofacial Surgery Services. In our practice we use a different, proven successful drilling

system and smaller, less invasive instruments for tooth extraction than other surgeons in the

greater Cincinnati area. Dr. Reubel believes this is the reason he rarely see dry sockets. If

your dentist has recently taken x-rays which show all of the teeth in question, please bring

them with you to your appointment. Please bring a list of all medications you are currently

taking with you to your first appointment. Dr. Reubel is Ivy League educated. He holds a BS in

Electrical Engineering and a DMD, both from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in

private practice since 1983 in the Cincinnati Ohio area. He has been chairman of Oral
surgeon Ohio and maxillofacial surgeon Ohio/Dentistry at Good Samaritan Hospital since

1990.


Dr. Reubel is Ivy League educated. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a DMD, both

from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in private practice since 1983 in the

Cincinnati Ohio area. He has been chairman of Oral surgeon Ohio and maxillofacial surgeon

Ohio/Dentistry at Good Samaritan Hospital since 1990.

				
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