Greenville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Highlight Summer Break for Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Greenville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is anticipating an influx of wisdom teeth removal surgeries this summer, as students take advantage of their vacation time for a relaxed recovery period.

Dental Implants, Oral Surgery, Wisdom Teeth

As another North Carolina school year draws to a close, the doctors at Greenville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are sending a message to parents of teenage children: summer vacation presents an optimal time to take care of wisdom teeth extractions. Without the stress of schoolwork looming, their young patients can take ample time to recover in the comfort of their homes.

Drs. Muchiteni and Dr. Salzer stress to students and parents that the removal of wisdom teeth is a necessary surgical procedure and requires some recovery time. For wisdom teeth consultations, they will conduct routine oral examinations and mouth x-rays without a referral. After assessing the position of the wisdom teeth, they will be able to ascertain the need for further services.

Because the human mouth is designed to hold just 28 teeth, the additional pressure of these four extra molars may cause the other teeth to move, disrupting the natural alignment. Due to the fact that partially erupted teeth are more difficult to reach, they are also more likely to develop tooth decay as well as gum disease. Bacteria may enter the opening where the wisdom teeth are partially erupted, causing pain, swelling and even illness. Greenville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends the early extraction of the third molars or "wisdom teeth," to prevent problems. Problems may include the teeth growing sideways, partially emerging from the gum or remaining trapped beneath the gum and bone.

In addition to receiving their Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Doctors Muchiteni and Salzer each completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as specialized training in the field of anesthesiology. Their high level of education and training allows the office to offer intravenous (IV) sedation as well as outpatient general anesthesia for their clients care and comfort.

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. The surgeons at Greenville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Drs. Muchiteni & Salzer, manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Muchiteni & Salzer practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to fractured jaw surgery. This also includes techniques to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, oral pathological conditions and fractures. Their staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in a state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. For more information visit

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