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Dr. Brinker specializes in Wisdom Tooth Extraction for Impacted Wisdom Teeth and Oral Implants in Hazleton, PA

Dr. Brinker’s modern dental services include special focus on Wisdom Tooth Extraction and Oral Implants. Sought out for his broad experience in complex dental services, he’s focused on developing solutions to dental problems to further the quality of life of every patient. 

Your First Visit

Your initial visit consists of taking any necessary X-rays, diagnosis, and consultation regarding your treatment options. If your treatment plan calls for complex care, we’ll schedule another appointment. If you are in extreme pain, we’ll do our best to see you on the same day. We’ll make every effort to relieve your pain through emergency treatment, and then schedule the necessary follow-ups. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Referral Slip and any X-rays, if applicable
  • List of Medications (presently taking)
  • Dental Insurance Card, if applicable (Subscriber, Group & Phone to process your claim)
  • Medical Condition(s) of concern prior to treatment (diabetes, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) and if you are on any Medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, etc.)
  • Forward Any Prior X-rays taken by a dentist or physician (digital radiographs can be emailed); if additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility 

Key Services include:

The last teeth to develop (between ages 17 and 25) are Wisdom Teeth or the Third Molars. You may experience an Impacted Wisdom Tooth or one that cannot erupt out of the gum or there’s not enough room for it to come in. This tooth can damage neighboring teeth or create an infection. Wisdom teeth are hard to clean often resulting in an increase of bacteria and creating periodontal disease, which can get into the bloodstream causing a body system infection or illness. Teeth extraction may improve periodontal disease. 

Pain- and problem-free wisdom teeth should be professionally monitored annually. In general we believe wisdom teeth should be removed if the following occurs:

  • Periodontal Disease and/or Infections | Cavities Unable to be Restored
  • Pathologies (i.e., cysts, tumors) | Neighboring Teeth Damage
  • If the Surgery Is Required
    After a referral to Dr. Brinker, he will:
  • Discuss your expectations and address all concerns about third molar removal
  • Ask about any illness and/or medications you’re taking. Some conditions affect the wisdom teeth removal 
  • Discuss the experience of little or no pain after local/general anesthesia or IV sedation 

Post-surgery & Nutrition
Keeping wisdom teeth requires continual cleaning, flossing, and annual X-rays to ensure their health. We will discuss post-surgical nutrition requirements as an important part of your surgical recovery and good health, too!

Often times, we believe the best treatment option for replacing a missing tooth is a dental implant placed surgically in the jawbone. 

69% of Adults (ages 35-44) have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay

26% of Adults by Age 74 have lost all permanent teeth

We’ll discuss the options of fixed bridges and removable dentures, which usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years. Fixed bridges may require shaping or cutting down of neighboring teeth. Implants remain effective, long-term replacements. They are made of titanium metal and fuse with the jawbone, do not slip, make noises or decay. After around 20 years, the majority still function at peak performance. Our patients are pleased they made the decision to go with an implant, which has three parts:

Titanium Implant (fuses with the jawbone)
Abutment (fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line)
Crown (fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance)

A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under age 18.

Nature is the art of God

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

We will discuss options with you. Remember, dental implants may be a great solution if you have any of these following health issues: 

  • Existing Medical Conditions
  • Gum Disease or Problem Teeth
  • Currently Wearing Partials or Dentures
  • Failed Root Canal Treatments
  • Bone Loss