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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. While they were once essential for our ancestors, modern diets and oral care have made them somewhat redundant. In many cases, our jaws don't have enough space to accommodate these late bloomers, leading to potential dental complications.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

At our dental office in Burke, VA or Chevy Chase, MD, we often encounter patients with impacted wisdom teeth, meaning they don't fully emerge due to lack of space or improper angle. This can lead to pain, swelling, and even infection. Furthermore, impacted wisdom teeth can cause misalignment in your existing teeth or become a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to gum disease. Regular check-ups with our dentist in Burke, VA or Chevy Chase, MD can help monitor the growth and position of these teeth, determining if and when an extraction is necessary.

Post-Extraction Care at Our Dental Office

After a wisdom tooth extraction at our dental office, we prioritize your comfort and swift recovery. We understand that many patients are concerned about the duration of post-extraction pain and the overall recovery time. The duration of discomfort varies from person to person, but our team in Burke, VA or Chevy Chase, MD will provide you with a personalized assessment based on your specific case. Typically, most patients experience a few days of discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain relief medication.

Our dedicated team will also provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the extraction site heals properly, minimizing the risks of complications. Whether you're seeking advice on managing post-extraction pain or guidance on oral hygiene during recovery, our team is here to support you every step of the way. Your comfort and a smooth recovery are our top priorities.

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