Wisdom Tooth Removal in Arlington, VA
If you are like most people, then you may end up needing your wisdom teeth removed to prevent crowded teeth or compromised oral health. One way to know whether your wisdom teeth need to be extracted is if they are painful, coming in at an angle, not coming up all the way, or putting pressure on your other teeth. This often means that they have erupted or are impacted. If you need your wisdom teeth extracted, one of our dentists and oral surgeons, Dr. Joseph Devylder, can perform the gentle procedure and get you back to smiling as quickly as possible.
Our Experienced Oral Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Devylder
Dr. Joseph Devylder has been an oral surgeon for over 40 years, and with his amazing expertise, he knows exactly what needs to be done—and he is amazing at it! He has a wonderful sense of humor, and goes above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable and stress-free throughout the entire procedure. We look forward to you experiencing firsthand, how exceptional Dr. Devylder is.
The Wisdom Tooth Procedure
During your initial consultation, we’ll review our sedation options, and you can decide if you would like to be fully sedated during your procedure. Most patients choose full sedation. If you choose sedation dentistry, you will need to bring a friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure.
On the day of your surgery, we’ll bring you into the treatment room, and fully numb the area around your tooth (or teeth), as well as administer any necessary sedation. Then, we’ll remove your problematic wisdom teeth, and before you know it, the procedure is complete.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare
As with any surgery, there is a recovery period after you have your wisdom teeth removed. Typically, you can expect your recovery to last a few days. We will prescribe pain medications to ensure your comfort throughout your recovery. We’ll also provide post-operative instructions to help you have a smooth recovery and avoid any complications.
Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQs
When do wisdom teeth come in?
Wisdom teeth usually come in around late adolescence anywhere between ages 15 and 25. If your wisdom teeth haven’t come in yet, we can examine them using X-rays to see if they are likely to cause damage when they erupt and perform an early removal.
What to eat after wisdom teeth removal?
Please stick to a soft-food diet for a few days following your procedure. The extraction site will be sensitive, so it’s important to consume foods that won’t agitate the area. When eating or drinking after your procedure, please make sure to avoid using straws as these can cause dry socket and prolong the healing process.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
The cost of wisdom teeth removal varies on a case-by-case basis. Some wisdom teeth are harder to extract than others due to impaction or crowding, which can play a factor in the price. Another factor is the number of wisdom teeth that you are having removed. At your consultation, we’ll provide you with a detailed cost breakdown of your expected out-of-pocket expenses for wisdom teeth removal and go over our financial options.