Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Chesapeake, VA

Safely Removing Troublesome Teeth

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth prior to extraction

Have you or a loved one suddenly started to experience severe pain toward the back of your jaw? This could mean that your wisdom teeth are trying to erupt but have become stuck, or impacted, underneath your gumline. Impacted wisdom teeth can post serious risks to your oral health in addition to being painful. That’s why Dr. Lucia Troisi provides safe, comfortable wisdom tooth extractions in Chesapeake, VA here at Troisi Dentistry. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment and find out whether you could benefit from wisdom teeth removal.

 

Why Choose Troisi Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Soothing Dental Sedation Available
  • Same-Day & Walk-In Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Leading-Edge Dental Technology in a Warm, Homey Dental Office

 

When Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Man in pain before wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth helped our early human ancestors chew tough, raw foods, but now that we soften our food by cooking it, modern humans no longer need these teeth. In fact, our jaws have shrunk to the point where most people don’t have room to accommodate the wisdom teeth. As a result, these teeth often become impacted. Not only can this be painful, but it can increase the risk of infection, misalignment (due to pressure against other teeth), and even cysts or tumors that permanently damage the jawbone.

 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Woman talking to dentist and pointing to jaw before wisdom tooth extractions

You’ll most likely experience some residual discomfort, swelling, and bleeding following your wisdom tooth extraction. These side effects should fade with time, but please call us if they seem to be worsening. We’ll provide you with aftercare guidelines that may include:

  • Don’t drink from a straw, smoke, or spit forcefully for a few days after your procedure.
  • Take any medications that we have prescribed as instructed.
  • Eat a soft food diet for several days.
  • When brushing your teeth, be careful near the extraction site.