Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Burke, VA
Giving Your Teeth the Space They Need
Between the ages of 16 and 25, teenagers and young adults often experience a rite of passage known as wisdom tooth eruption. While some fully erupt, causing no issues, most only push through the gums partially or remain impacted beneath the gumline. Although these teeth were once vital to the diets of early civilizations, they no longer serve a purpose but instead, cause much pain. At Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi, we can remedy this problem by offering wisdom tooth extractions in Burke and giving your teeth the space they need. No matter the status of these third molars, give us a call to find out how we can help.
Why Choose Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?
- We Welcome Your Dental Insurance PPO
- Convenient Location for Burke Residents
- Sedation Dentistry Available for Anxious Patients
The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process
Typically, wisdom teeth are removed one of two ways – simply or surgically. First, we will administer local anesthesia to keep you calm and pain-free throughout the procedure. If the tooth has partially erupted, we may need to make a small incision in the gums to expose more of its structure before using specialized dental instruments to remove it. Dental pliers and an elevator work together to detach the tooth from its socket.
For impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Ashraghi will need to perform a more complex procedure that involves opening the gum tissue to expose the underlying tooth structure. She will remove it in sections so that most of the bone remains untouched.
Once the procedure is complete, clean gauze is placed over the surgical sites, and you’ll be instructed to gently bite down to encourage blood clotting. You’ll be provided with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that you heal successfully and swiftly.