You may have heard about wisdom teeth before, but did you know that they have actually been around for thousands of years? In the past, wisdom teeth were meant to replace molars in case they fell out due to poor oral hygiene or primitive diets. Today, it’s much easier to practice oral care and maintain a consistent diet, but wisdom teeth continue to erupt. That’s where MJM Family & Cosmetic Dentistry comes in! To schedule wisdom tooth extractions in Fairfax, VA, give us a call!
It’s rare that a patient won’t need to have any wisdom teeth removed because the mouth is not typically large enough to accommodate them. If you begin to notice tooth pain in the back of your mouth and you are between the ages of 18 and 25, there’s a chance that your wisdom teeth are just beginning to erupt. Call our dental office and we’ll perform an exam. If we believe that your wisdom teeth are crowding your smile or putting you at risk for an oral infection, we will likely recommend removal.
Following your wisdom tooth removal, it’s very important that you take the right steps to promote healing and prevent a painful condition known as dry socket. Make sure to:
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