Wisdom Teeth Removal

Our team provides advanced diagnostics to determine the state of your wisdom teeth and advise you if extraction is necessary. While not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, for those that do, we ensure a safe and comfortable procedure with our oral healthcare professionals.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Centreville Dental Wellness CenterFor many teenagers and young adults, wisdom teeth may be their first experience with tooth extraction, even after having a lifetime of good dental checkups and good teeth. That’s because wisdom teeth, which are called that because they usually appear during the late teens or around college age, are the last back teeth to come in, and despite nature’s generally good design planning, they often can’t fit.

Contrary to popular belief, everyone does not necessarily have to have their wisdom teeth removed. If they come in correctly and do not cause problems or negatively affect the other teeth, they can be left alone and remain with a person for their entire life. We have three sets of back teeth or molars. Being the last set to come in, wisdom teeth are often unable to fit properly due to crowding, and then they sometimes force their way in, often with bad results. They can push other teeth out of position, come it at an odd angle or even come in horizontally. Sometimes they fail to come in at all, which means they become impacted or trapped under the gums. Situations like this need to be solved, and the best way is to extract the wisdom teeth.

“I was worried about my wisdom teeth extractions, but after coming to Dr. Abel and his staff, my anxiety was eased. The procedure went smoothly and I was back to work the next day even. This is dental care at its best.”

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Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Complicated?

Wisdom tooth extraction has an undeserved reputation for being complicated or painful. This is largely due to the fact that when a dentist extracts wisdom teeth, the procedure is more involved than a simple extraction; a term that is usually used for the extraction of front teeth. The difference is that the molars have more complex root systems. Sometimes wisdom teeth have to be removed in pieces, and when they are impacted, they must be removed from under the gums. That is why extraction of wisdom teeth and other molars is done under general anesthesia. But because of this, the procedure is painless.

The decision of whether or not to have your wisdom teeth removed can ultimately be made only by you, with guidance from your dentist. Sometimes it is recommended that normal wisdom teeth be removed in order to prevent the possibility of them needing to be removed later. One thing to consider is that younger people generally recover more quickly from dental extractions than older people. But that doesn’t mean that “just in case” removal of wisdom teeth is always the right choice. An exam and discussion of your wisdom teeth and overall dental health can help you decide with your dentist if wisdom teeth extraction is a good option for you.

If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth or other dental health issues, or if you would like to set up an appointment with one of our dentists, call Centreville Dental Wellness Center now.

What Our Patients Say

Dr Rena Vakay and her staff are truly the best. I have been going to the practice for many, many years and their professionalism is over the top. Long before Covid Centreville Dental Wellness has been top gold standard with office cleanliness. Dr Vakay is honest, bright, top rated and the best doctor I've had the pleasure of working with. The office is always in front of all the new technology. I can't say enough about this practice.

Kim M.

Dr Vakay is THE very best dentist ever. She is the only dentist who uses preventive dentistry rather than reactive. My teeth have never been in better condition. She measures my gums to be sure there is no change or recession every time. She also does beautiful cosmetic dentistry. I am proof!!!

Annie C.

Dr. Vakay and her assistant Christina are true artists. Their cosmetic dentistry skills are top notch. They made 5 new crowns for my upper front teeth and they look and feel beautiful and healthy. They were a pleasure to work with. When I brought to their attention that the color was a little brighter than I had anticipated, they offered to bleach my bottom teeth a second time (at no cost to me). That's true customer service.

Mary S.

I have been coming to Centreville Dental Wellness for 11 years, first to Dr. Judith Thomas and after she retired, to Dr. Jason Abel. My experience here has always been top notch and the entire office staff are professional and informed. I have had a variety of procedures and the office is good at getting me in on short notice, keeping me apprised of financial costs based on what my insurance will or will not cover, and making what could be a stressful time far less so. I highly recommend this practice across the board.

Louise M.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I have never waited more that 5 minutes to get in and seen by either the hygienist or Dr. Vakay. The teeth cleaning is the best I have ever had hands down! My teeth feel and look amazing after having a cleaning at Centreville Dental Wellness Center.

Colleen M.

Dr. Vakay's office is Very friendly, detailed and efficient with their dental care! Old school patient service that doesn't exist any more . She is a "diamond ", shiny star!

Jason Y.

I have been going to Centreville Wellness for over 20 years. First went there by chance (there was no Yelp at the time), but have continued to go based on quality of work, price and customer service. They have certainly made changes to their practice since I first started going there; all of which were good. Dr. Vakay knows whats going on and how to take care of her patients.

Rob M.

Our family has been going to this dental practice for years, even before Dr. Vakay and Dr. Abel were there. We stayed through the transition because of the wonderful care we received. Everyone of the staff with whom I have interacted have not only been great at their jobs, but cheerful, friendly and kind. I trust both doctors. They combine new technology and treatment with old-fashioned, personal care. I highly recommend the practice.

Victoria F.

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