Wisdom Teeth Removal - Washington D.C.
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back of the mouth, typically around the age of 18. While they are not necessary for chewing or speaking, they can cause problems if they become impacted in your jaw or grow at an angle.
Extractions are a common procedure we perform at our practice, and we have many qualified oral surgeons. Dr. Farzaneh Rostami has over a decade of experience in extracting them safely and effectively. If you have wisdom teeth causing problems, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our office to have them removed.
Dealing With Wisdom Teeth In A Swift Fashion
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth and usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25. The last teeth to take place in the mouth, and are, for many people who follow a strict oral health regime, the most frustrating. Wisdom teeth are usually impacted, which means they’re stuck in the jaw and they cannot erupt like your other teeth.
Impacted teeth can be found towards the front of the mouth, the back of the mouth, horizontally, or even stuck in the bone. This is where wisdom teeth extraction is recommended to prevent problems such as infections, damage to other teeth, gum disease, and cysts or tumors. This is a very common procedure, and here at the Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center, Dr. Rostami can give you her dedicated support in performing these extractions swiftly and sensitively.
Our DC Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process
Dr. Rostami is a fully trained, licensed, and experienced practitioner who can ensure you know your choices and the associated risks. Prior to the surgery, you will be fully informed on the process, including the type of anesthesia you would like, and what you need to do to ensure a swift recovery.
The procedure itself takes less than 45 minutes, and after an anesthetic is applied, Dr. Rostami may need to conduct additional work to remove the teeth such as cutting the gums or the bone into smaller pieces to be removed without damaging adjacent teeth or other structures. As the wisdom tooth may be buried in the bone, this needs to be removed before gaining access to the teeth. After the procedure, the wounds are stitched to heal quickly.
Post-surgery, you are likely to experience swelling and mild discomfort for a few days. Depending on the anesthesia, you may be able to resume normal activities, but during the first few days after surgery, it’s recommended that you rest up, take the recommended painkillers, consume softer foods, drink plenty of fluids, and minimize swelling by using an ice pack on your face. You should also avoid anything that places extra pressure on your mouth. For example, you should not rinse your mouth too severely. If the extraction site continues to bleed in the days after or you are not able to manage your pain effectively, you can get in contact with us and we will see you right away.
Importance of Removing Wisdom Teeth
Many people who have their wisdom teeth removed experience a number of benefits. When we have our wisdom teeth removed, we are preventing damage to any adjacent molars. Because wisdom teeth can cause alignment issues resulting in pushing teeth out of the way, removing our wisdom teeth reduces the likelihood of corrective surgery.
Additionally, removing wisdom teeth can alleviate any further pain. As removing wisdom teeth can decrease the risk of inflammation and oral disease, there is reduced pressure and lessened gum sensitivity. They can also prevent bacteria that can contribute to tumors or cysts that may cause pain in your temporomandibular joint.
One Of The Best Preventative Measures At Any Age
Many dentists examine teenage patients to see if their wisdom teeth can erupt correctly in the back of the jaw. Having an appointment with Dr. Rostami will get to the root of the issue so she can make sure your wisdom teeth are growing as they should, and have the chance to erupt without causing any issues further down the line.
If the tooth does not have room to erupt or is lying sideways, this is where oral surgery is the best solution. It’s important to continually check your wisdom teeth because if they are left, this can cause a wide variety of problems that can impact your oral health later in life. Luckily, Dr. Rostami is able to help you come to the right solution. Dr. Rostami is fully trained, licensed, and experienced in performing complex extractions and her many years of experience has meant she can deliver a delicate and dedicated approach that minimizes potential problems.
Naturally, people are concerned when it comes to the wisdom teeth removal cost, but this is where we can give you peace of mind. For any new patient experiencing issues with their wisdom teeth, we offer a new patient special where, for only $99, we can offer 3D X-rays, exam, and consultation which is usually valued at $400.
Schedule Your Washington DC Wisdom Tooth Extraction
If you are looking for a service that can help you get to the root of your wisdom tooth problem in Washington DC and surrounding areas, the Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center led by Dr. Rostami and expertly supported by the team will guarantee your wisdom tooth removal doesn’t have a major impact on your life and your wallet. Wisdom tooth removal is one of those parts of life that a lot of people are more concerned about. Many people worry that they may require surgical extraction but choose to put up with the pain and avoid the issue.
However, if you are getting to the point where this pain is too much or you are looking to prevent an issue before it gets worse, we offer a number of services to help you deal with wisdom tooth removal so you have the wisdom at your fingertips. If you are in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, or surrounding areas, contact Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center at 202-296-6600 and we can get to work at preventing or solving one of the most persistent problems in modern dentistry.