Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Roanoke, Vinton, and Smith Mountain Lake
Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to emerge, but their impact on oral health is very important. If a wisdom tooth erupts partially or improperly, the consequences can range from crowding issues to soft tissue infection.
Dr. George Kevorkian performs wisdom tooth extraction in Roanoke, Vinton, and Smith Mountain Lake, drawing on his more than 30 years of experience along with the latest in diagnostic and sedation techniques to ensure his patients feel the benefits of a healthy smile.
Why Have a Wisdom Tooth Removed?
Wisdom teeth normally erupt between the ages of 18 to 24. Sometimes these teeth will emerge with no complications, but often there is not enough space in the jaw to accommodate them. This can cause chronic discomfort and pain for a patient, in addition to the following problems:
Infection – There is an increased risk for the gums and teeth surrounding an impacted wisdom tooth to become infected as it is more difficult to keep this area clean through routine at-home care.
Damage to Second Molars – Once erupted, a wisdom tooth can lean against the adjacent molar, gradually wearing away the structure of each until neither are functional.
Orthodontic Issues – Even if a wisdom tooth erupts with no other consequences, it can cause crowding and changes in bite alignment.
Dr. Kevorkian recommends that extraction be a planned procedure so that he can address any anxiety you may anticipate, and you have adequate time to heal.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction at Dr. George Kevorkian Jr., DDSDr. Kevorkian and his team understand that the more you know about your care, the more confident you will feel going forward. Before any procedure takes place, we will sit down with you to go over the steps involved with extraction, answer all your questions, and discuss sedation options.
While some patients elect to have their tooth removed using only local anesthesia, we offer oral sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help patients overcome their apprehensions. Dr. Kevorkian can also provide general anesthesia, as needed. No matter the form of sedation used, we stay acutely aware of your comfort throughout the procedure.
Guiding Vinton to Lasting Oral Health - Call Us Today!Whether you have a third molar that has erupted improperly already or is at risk for problems in the future, Dr. Kevorkian and his team provide care that resolves any issues efficiently and comfortably. For more information about impacted wisdom teeth and how we perform extraction, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.