Wisdom Teeth & Extractions

Wisdom Teeth & Extractions

For the majority of people, wisdom teeth will cause problems. If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort as a result of your wisdom teeth, it’s time to schedule an appointment at DC Dental Spa.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Dentist DC

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth erupt in the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. Some people never experience problems with their wisdom teeth, but others experience pain, swelling, or gum disease as the result of impacted wisdom teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the teeth either partially erupt through the gumline or remain trapped in the jaw. Some of these molars will come in at odd angles, causing them to push against neighboring teeth instead of emerging properly through the gumline. If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, your DC Dental Spa dentist will likely recommend a wisdom tooth extraction.

Advancements in dentistry have made wisdom tooth removal more comfortable and efficient than ever before, and your dentist may use several anesthetic options to reduce discomfort both during and after the procedure.

During a normal wisdom tooth extraction, a local anesthesia is administered and the teeth are loosened with a special instrument. The teeth are then removed and sutures (stitches) may be applied.

All patients respond differently to the surgery, but most do not experience a major disruption in activities. Many people return to their normal activities the day after surgery, even when all of the wisdom teeth have been extracted at once.

Complications from the surgery are rare, but swelling and some discomfort may occur. Our staff will give you comprehensive post-operative instructions before you leave the office, and we feature a 24/7 dental emergency hotline to answer any questions you may have once at home.

If you have questions regarding wisdom teeth removal or need to schedule an appointment to determine you need a wisdom tooth extraction, simply reach out to us by calling (202) 873-1054. For dental emergencies or after-hours help, call our hotline at (202) 759-3769.

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