Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your wisdom teeth are your third molars in the back of your mouth. Your oral surgeon, orthodontist or dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth for the following reasons:
- Your wisdom teeth are impacted (trapped) before they have a chance to erupt (come through the gum line)
- The teeth become infected
- The teeth are affecting your other teeth, pushing or crowding them, causing poor alignment, which is harmful to your teeth and jaw health
Wisdom teeth removal in Washington, D.C.
While probably one of the more common oral surgery procedures performed by our oral surgeons, we understand that our patients are nervous about having their wisdom teeth removed. This is why we explain every part of the procedure—preparing for the surgery, during the extraction and your recovery.
What to expect for your wisdom teeth removal
As every patient is different, after your exam, our oral surgery team will explain everything you need to know to prepare for wisdom tooth removal.
For more information, please contact the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 202-877-7332.
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