Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Centreville, VA

Wisdom Teeth Extraction patient in Centreville Dental Wellness CenterOur 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.

For 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.”

Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Complicated?

Wisdom Teeth removal x-ray at Centreville Dental Wellness Center near Fairfax and Chantilly

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.

Contact Us Today!

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. We provide wisdom teeth extractions to patients who come from all across Northern Virginia, including Fairfax and Chantilly, VA.

Call 703-815-0775 Today

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What Our Patients Say

Am I an anxious dental patient? YES!!! BUT, I am so thankful for Centreville Dental Wellness Center. Walking in the front door for an appointment, I am ALWAYS welcomed so warmly by the staff. They have the brightest smiles and emit such positive energy, and it's obvious they enjoy their jobs and each other. So thankful for the dental hygienist who is super encouraging to me, reminds me to breathe and relax my shoulders (even when I'm not even aware how my body is reacting!) I've been forever impacted by Dr. Vakay's technician during dental procedures who has squeezed my hand to give me strength -- such a small gesture but so helpful that I've paid this forward many times for others who are anxious! Dr. Vakay is always supportive, encouraging and emits such strength herself that I believe her and trust her judgment and recommendations. I loved hearing her say at my last visit regarding her job, "it is my joy and my purpose." There is no doubt she is doing what she is called to do! AND with JOY!

Joyce M.

I went to see Dr Vakay to get a dental appliance for my sleep apnea and ended up switching to the office for my routine dental care as well. The whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly and they made me feel very comfortable and valued. I honestly have never received such a thorough cleaning before and my snoring has stopped. Very happy with my experience!

Mary K.

I broke a front tooth crown off at the gum line. Dr. Abel was able to see me within a couple of hours After assessing the damage he presented me with several options for a repair and devised a way to hold a temporary tooth in place. Permanent repair is scheduled. I couldnt be happier with the care I received.

Elaine M.

I just recently moved to Northern Virginia and Centreville Dental Wellness Center was recommended to me and also had great reviews online. My first appointment was 23Jun2023 and everyone from the ladies at the front desk to Dr. Abel and his assistant were outstanding. Thrilled to have found this amazing team!!

Nina A.

Dr Abel, the front desk, hygienist team and everyone in between is At. I have gone to CDWC for years and sometimes travel 2+ hours for a visit. They provide organized, and trustworthy service, but more importantly personable with their care.

J K.

Centreville Dental Wellness was and is an amazing place. I had multiple issues and they were very patient with me. They are very experienced and know their stuff. I love them all particularly Dr Abel who took a lot of time with me and made sure I was straight. I pray that God continues to bless them and their business.

Arlene D.

I highly recommend Centreville Dental Wellness Center! I always have a great, smooth experience here. Dr.s Vakay and Abel are outstanding dentists, professional as well as friendly and approachable. The staff is efficient, welcoming and caring. I've been patient for years and cannot say enough great things about this practice.


WOW! I look amazing!! ; My 2 front teeth were worn and chipped. It affected my smile and confidence. After the restorative (yet gentle) work by the team at Centreville Dental Wellness, I can truly say this practice is second to none! The crowns look so natural and I'm so glad I can smile again!! When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas... said "my 2 front teeth" and thanks to the masterful cosmetic work done by Dr. Vacay and her assistant Christina, my Christmas wish came true! Gotta give a shout out to the friendly and supportive front office staff as well, Tonia, Sylvia and Sogand. Merry Christmas to all!!

Anastasia P.

Dr. Vakay and her team are excellent. They are careful, thorough, and attentive to the patient's concerns. They take the time to explain how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. I have always been completely satisfied.

Bruce S.

I've only ever been to one dentist, and don't have any plans to change that! Dr. Vakay, Dr. Abel, and the entire staff at Centreville Dental Wellness Center provide a patient experience that is both timelessly reliable and constantly improving. Recently, I came to them with jaw pain related to TMJ, and after real discussion concerning all my options, they set me up with a kois product that has eliminated the pain and dramatically improved my range of motion. It's been a true success story!

Jake W.

Ok, this is the first review I have EVER written. This morning I had a procedure done by Dr. Vakay with her assistant Christina, that was, without exception, the best experience at a dentist office I have ever encountered. The professionalism and expertise between these two was nothing short of a 'dance." | felt that seamless interaction, put me at ease. The front desk is wonderful to work with. I left another practice in Haymarket because of the way they handled the financial. I have great dental insurance and was told as I was sitting in the chair, that the doctor would not do the procedure unless I gave them a credit card. At which point I demanded to see the doctor and told him I was aghast at his greater interest in getting paid than my teeth and walked out. This is how a dental office should run, and they have hit a very high mark as the daughter of an orthodontist. Bravo Team Centreville Wellness.

Megan M.

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