Wisdom Teeth Extraction / Removal

The Last molars to erupt in the back of yoru mouth are commonly known as Wisdom Teeth (Maxillary and Mandibular Third Molars).  Normally a person will develop four wisdom teeth, but some people may have more or less.

Dr. Klamut is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Why should my wisdom teeth be removed?  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.  Impaction can cause everything from pain, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth.
What does removing my wisdom teeth require?  A wisdom tooth that has cut through the gum can be extracted like any other tooth.  A wisdom tooth underneath the gums and pushed into the jawbone require an incision into the gums and removal of the portion of bone that lies over the tooth.  We can remove your wisdom teeth under local anesthesia or some form of sedation.
What does recovery involve?  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.  For more information about wisdom teeth removal or problems contact our practice in Harrisonburg, VA at 540-432-1300.