Surgery To Remove Wisdom Teeth in McLean
Your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend extraction of your wisdom teeth. This procedure starts with and examination and consult, followed by an in-office appointment for removal, and later a follow-up exam. Read information below to learn more about the procedure to remove wisdom teeth. To schedule a consult or get more information, please call our McLean office at Integrative Oral & Facial Surgery in McLean VA Phone Number 703-388-2889 or use our Appointment Request form.
Consult and Exam | About Anesthesia | Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure | After Removal of Wisdom Teeth
Consult and Oral Examination
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Ali and Dr. Nokkeo can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Ali and Dr. Nokkeo have the training, licensing, and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative. Your options will be discussed as part of your consult. It is important that you read the before surgery anesthesia instructions.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the results of your examination and the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed.
Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal
Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home.
Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to use call our McLean office at Integrative Oral & Facial Surgery in McLean VA Phone Number 703-388-2889.
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