One common dental procedure that many individuals encounter is wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge during the late teens or early twenties and often necessitate extraction. Radiant Smiles is committed to providing safe and professional wisdom teeth removal services, ensuring that our patients experience minimal discomfort and receive the highest standard of care. If you or your teenager require wisdom teeth removal, we offer pain-free wisdom tooth extractions at our Arlington, VA, dental center.
Wisdom teeth are often removed because they can cause various oral health issues, such as overcrowding, misalignment, pain and the risk of infection. These teeth can emerge partially or become impacted, which means they do not fully break through the gum line. Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infections and damage to adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth removal is crucial to prevent these complications and maintain oral health.
Conservative Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Dr. Chandna is known for her conservative and preventive approach to dentistry. It is her belief that dental procedures should be carefully considered before they are performed to minimize detrimental changes to a patient’s oral health. If wisdom teeth are causing pain or pose a risk for misalignment or infections, she may recommend removal to prevent future dental problems.
Wisdom teeth can be removed one at a time or all four can be removed in one appointment. The first step is conducting a detailed assessment, which includes x-rays, to evaluate the position, condition and potential impact of the wisdom teeth. If they are unhealthy or pose a risk for complications, an extraction procedure can be performed.
Wisdom tooth removal is performed with local anesthesia, and many patients prefer to undergo sedation during the procedure. Radiant Smiles offers oral conscious sedation for those who meet the health requirements. During the extraction process, Dr. Chandna will carefully remove the wisdom teeth – most wisdom teeth extractions can be completed in less than a half hour once the teeth are completely numb.
Once wisdom teeth are removed, the recovery process begins. Our team works with you to ensure a smooth recovery, emphasizing proper oral hygiene, a soft-food diet and recommended follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.
If you have one or more wisdom teeth that are causing pain or oral health problems, contact our team at Radiant Smiles. Our friendly and compassionate dental team can provide wisdom tooth removal at our dental center in Arlington, VA. We welcome new patients and our clinic accepts most dental insurance plans – call today to schedule your appointment.