Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth in Harrisonburg, VA

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Wisdom Teeth

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The last molars to erupt in the back of your mouth are commonly know as Wisdom Teeth.  In most cases, a person will develop four wisdom teeth, but some people may have more or less.

While some individuals are able to keep their wisdom teeth throughout their lives, many people experience dental issues related to wisdom teeth and must have them removed. Below is information on why wisdom teeth should be removed and how our Harrisonburg oral surgeon can help.

Why Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

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A tooth becomes impacted because there is a lack of space in the dental arch, causing the tooth to grow on an angle towards the other molars and their roots.  Impacted wisdom teeth can cause everything from pain, infection, movement of teeth or damage to adjacent teeth.

What does removing my wisdom teeth require?

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A wisdom tooth that has cut through the gum can be extracted like any other tooth.  A wisdom tooth underneath the gum that is pushed into the jawbone requires an incision into the gums and removal of the portion of bone that lies over the tooth.  We can remove your wisdom teeth by simply numbing your mouth with you completely awake, or we can numb your mouth and you can be completely asleep depending on your level of dental anxiety.

What does recovery look like?

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After your wisdom teeth are removed you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which are normal symptoms and are part of the healing process.

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