Contact Dr. Naveen Chennupati at Best Smiles to discuss wisdom teeth extractions

The third molars, also known as the wisdom teeth, are the teeth that develop last in the smile. They are also the most problematic. Dr. Naveen Chennupati and his team at Best Smiles near Richmond, Virginia, regularly work with patients considering removing these teeth for different reasons. Some patients may have wisdom teeth surgery for impacted wisdom teeth removal, while others will have them removed because of their position. Wisdom teeth can be challenging to keep clean with brushing and flossing as they are positioned far in the back of the dental arch. 

What type of wisdom teeth removal procedures are available?

Patients who need wisdom teeth removal will need to speak to a provider about the type of surgery they need to achieve their results. Simple wisdom tooth removal is when the wisdom tooth is accessible above the gums. The area is anesthetized, and the teeth are wedged out of the jawbone in just a few minutes. However, if the wisdom tooth is impacted and stuck in the jaw, surgical extraction is necessary. That requires the dentist to cut into the gums and access the teeth from underneath. It is a more invasive procedure and does necessitate longer recovery and healing times.

Will my teeth straighten after wisdom teeth extraction?

It depends on your particular situation. Sometimes the wisdom teeth are removed to prepare for orthodontic work, and other times your dentist might remove them afterward to ensure they do not disrupt the new alignment. Other times, because of their location so far in the mouth, they won’t impact the rest of the teeth at all.

Will my teeth shift after wisdom tooth extraction?

Typically, the teeth will not shift because of the placement of the wisdom teeth in the back of the mouth.

Call Best Smiles today!

Richmond, VA, area patients considering wisdom tooth extraction will want to work with a dentist who provides surgical and straightforward solutions for the third molars. Dr. Naveen Chennupati and his team are available at 9195 Staples Mill Road in Henrico to offer services to both new and current patients.