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Dr. Dale C. Whilden
Dr. Sarah C. Brevet
64 Main Ave
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
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Phone: (732) 774-8700
 
Office Hours:

Mon 9:00am - 8:30pm
Tues 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thur 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat* 8:00am - 1:00pm

*Two Saturdays per Month

Tooth Extractions Overview
Tooth Extractions Overview
Wisdom Teeth
Infection
Routine Extractions

 

Tooth Extractions Overview
In extreme cases where a tooth cannot be saved, an extraction will be performed.

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Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the molars that are farthest back in the mouth. These teeth are the last to grow into the mouth, usually after age 18. Wisdom teeth often become impacted-- they do not grow in properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a myriad of problems, including gum disease, infection, decay, even tumors. To prevent potential problems, wisdom teeth are usually extracted at the first sign that they may be impacted.

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Infection
In cases of severe infection, where restorative approaches will not save a tooth, an extraction may be necessary.

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Routine Extractions
Modern dentistry makes routine tooth extractions relatively comfortable, painless procedures. For seven days after the extraction, your tooth socket will require some care. You will be instructed to steer clear of the empty tooth socket when brushing your teeth. Some bleeding can be expected, and pain medication may be prescribed for residual discomfort.

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