Virginia Dental Care

703-276-1010 Located 2 blocks from Ballston METRO STATION

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Healed Wisdom Tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction involves removing molars at the back of the mouth, called wisdom teeth or wisdom teeth, that are causing pain or other problems.

You will meet with the dentist or oral surgeon who will perform the procedure to discuss your treatment. At our Virginia Dental Clinic, we will remove your wisdom teeth with the latest tools and techniques under local anesthesia.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

What are wisdom teeth?

Most people get their wisdom teeth taken out between 17 and 24. They are the final large molars located at the back of his mouth. There are four possible canine teeth, one in each corner of the mouth, although some individuals never develop them. Therefore, wisdom tooth extraction will depend on each tooth’s space in the mouth. Normally you can tell if your wisdom teeth are growing when you have symptoms such as pain or inflammation in the area or even infection, but these symptoms do not always occur.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

Healed wisdom tooth extraction do not cause problems for most individuals, so extraction is unnecessary. But if they don’t have enough room to grow in the back of the mouth, they can get stuck and cause pain, swelling, or an infection, which means they must be taken out.

When molars get stuck, the symptoms can be relieved by surgically removing the wisdom tooth. However, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon to be the one to perform the wisdom teeth operation in case it could involve further complications.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Treatment

At Virgina Dental Care, we perform all wisdom teeth removal surgery that do not require general anesthesia. As a result, patients avoid going to the hospital and instead end up in practice with a welcoming atmosphere that is closer to home. Once inside, we take ample time with each patient.

1. Anesthesia

First of all, you will be anesthetized to numb the area in your mouth. To make your wisdom tooth extraction treatment as painless as possible, we use local anesthesia.

2. Removal of wisdom teeth

The gums are loosened to free up space around the tooth. This is critical for the easy extraction of wisdom teeth. If necessary, a little bit of bone around the tooth is also removed with a small drill.

3. Gauze stops bleeding

After removing the wisdom tooth, the gums are bonded with a self-dissolving material. And a piece of gauze is applied to the wound, and you must bite down firmly to prevent bleeding.

4. Aftercare

If necessary, patients will receive a syringe, a prescription for painkillers, and/or a rinse aid. One day after the treatment, patients are called to ask whether they are still experiencing pain.

What does the extraction of wisdom teeth consist of?

How you get your wisdom teeth out will depend on how deeply they are stuck. A lot of wisdom teeth can be taken out as easily as any other molar. As soon as the anesthesia takes effect, your dentist or oral surgeon will use an elevator or a specialized pair of forceps to create the tooth’s socket.

This is the area where the tooth sits. The tooth will subsequently be shifted from side to side until it becomes completely loose and can be extracted. You must understand the care after pulling a tooth.You may take a nonprescription pain reliever, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Follow the instructions on the medication’s enclosed patient information leaflet. If you have questions, consult with your pharmacist. Aspirin can make bleeding worse, so don’t take it.