Wisdom Teeth Removal

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry -  - General Dentist

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Sterling, VA

Wisdom teeth can be especially painful and pose numerous risks and problems for your dental health. Fortunately, at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sterling, Virginia, the qualified dental experts provide effective wisdom teeth removal when necessary, along with the highest caliber of personalized dental care. Avoid future dental complications by calling PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry to book your next appointment with Kourosh Kianpour, DDS, or Mojgan Partovi, DDS. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are the molars that are farthest back in your mouth. Unlike your other molars that you need for chewing your food, you don’t need your wisdom teeth.

These molars were beneficial before humans cooked and cut up food for ease of digestion and chewing. Now, many people choose to remove these molars.

Wisdom teeth usually develop during adolescence, often between ages 17 and 21.

Why should I remove my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth can lead to certain dental health complications. Most people have jaws that are too small, but some people don’t have any problems. Wisdom teeth can:

  • Make your teeth crooked
  • Create cysts and tumors under your gums
  • Cause pain in your jaw
  • Painfully grow in sideways
  • Crowd out your other teeth 

Your dentist might recommend an in-office wisdom tooth removal procedure if your teeth appear to be drifting together over time. You might want to have your wisdom teeth removed to give you relief if they are especially painful.

Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you might still want to undergo a wisdom tooth removal procedure as part of your preventive dental care plan.

What are impacted wisdom teeth?

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, this means there isn’t enough room in the back of your mouth for your wisdom teeth to develop normally. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful for some people.

If your impacted wisdom teeth aren’t causing you any difficulties or pain, you might not even realize you have this problem.

Impacted wisdom teeth are more likely to cause disease and decay than your other molars because they can be difficult to clean and access.

Poor dental hygiene and impacted wisdom teeth can be detrimental to your dental health. It’s important to get impacted wisdom teeth removed.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

The wisdom teeth removal procedure takes around 45 minutes. Your dentist usually numbs your mouth before the procedure, so you don’t feel pain. 

Your dentist may need to cut your gums or bones to remove your wisdom teeth before stitching the underlying gum back together.

After your procedure, your stitches come out naturally within a few days, and your mouth will be sore. Make sure you carefully follow the instructions given to you by your dentist so your mouth can heal and recover promptly.

If you’d like to experience a healthy and comfortable smile and optimal dental health, rest assured you can depend on the skillful dental experts of PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.