Wisdom Teeth Removal in Leesburg
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly in the mouth, and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
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The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth, as poorly positioned, impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result of such bacteria is swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness (often very severe). The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jaw bone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, the surgeons of the Institute of Facial and Oral Surgery can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there may be present or future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Typically, patients are first evaluated in their teenage years by a dentist, orthodontist, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Call us today at Leesburg Office Phone Number (703) 729-0077 to speak with a member of our team to learn more about wisdom tooth removal or to schedule a consultation appointment.
Wisdom teeth removal surgery is performed under proper anesthesia. The physicians and surgeons of the Institute of Facial and Oral Surgery have the training, licensing, and experience to administer various types of anesthesia to make procedures more comfortable and effective. These services are provided in an environment of optimum safety, utilizing modern monitoring equipment and staff experienced in anesthesia techniques.
The professionals at our practice, serving the greater Northern Virginia, Sterling, Ashburn and Loudoun County area, will be happy to inform you about our many procedures, including dental implants, preprosthetic surgery and bone grafting, oral pathology, and wisdom tooth removal. To schedule your consultation, contact Institute of Facial and Oral Surgery.