The extraction of the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, is a procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. Some people are lucky enough to have their wisdom teeth come in straight, right-side up, or not at all, but many of us can face difficulties with these teeth as they are the last teeth to erupt and there’s often not enough room in your mouth to accommodate them. The lack of space can cause abnormalities in the way they appear and this can make them hard to brush and floss. This leads to extensive decay and can pose a risk to your oral health.
Removing wisdom teeth as a preventive method is usually the most conservative treatment option before they negatively impact other teeth. Our Herndon dentists can evaluate your wisdom teeth with both a visual exam as well as detailed X-rays and offer a recommendation for removal if they deem it necessary.