Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Fairfax, VA

Fairfax VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Hang Le will determine during your consultation and dental exam if a patient needs a simple or complex wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth unfortunately are not very wise themselves. In most cases, due to lack of space in the mouth, the wisdom teeth will not erupt properly and the tooth becomes stuck in a bad position (impacted), partially erupted or many cases simply sideways which causes many other issues with the adjacent tooth, infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.
Why Extract Wisdom Teeth
Poorly erupted Wisdom Teeth can result in a variety of complicated and painful dental problems, due to unreachable areas around the wisdom tooth which then allows for bacteria or plaque to continuously build up.

In some cases, the wisdom teeth push against healthy tooth and cause chronic pain and discomfort.

The priority of our dentist, Dr. Le is always to save your natural teeth, but wisdom teeth extraction might be necessary because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If left untreated, a patient could end up with more complicated outcomes, including:

  1.  Damage to nearby teeth: Second molars (the teeth directly in front of the wisdom teeth) can be adversely affected by impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in tooth decay (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease) and possible bone loss.
  2.  Disease: Although uncommon, cysts and tumors can occur in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth.
  3.  Infection: Bacteria and food can become trapped under the gum tissue, resulting in an infection. The infection can cause considerable pain and danger.

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Replace that missing tooth

Did you know that missing tooth can cause other problems?

If lost teeth are not replaced, the remaining teeth can drift into the empty spaces, or bone loss may occur causing more problems. Dr. Le offers multiple options to replace that missing tooth.

After Getting Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Teeth extractions is a common procedure that is generally performed using local anesthesia.  Immediately after your teeth extraction, there will be bleeding which is normal. What is important is to get a blood clot to form on the wound to stop the bleeding by applying pressure on a gauze on the area until that happens and follow our post operative instructions here


There may be some swelling and sensitivity for a few days which is managed by simply take OTC pain killers as needed. Applying an ice pack can also help reduce any swelling.


Avoid brushing, poking or chewing with the area to allow it to heal and contact the office immediately if the swelling or pain is not reducing within 72hrs.

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