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Do you have questions about wisdom tooth removal? If so, you’re not alone. Many people also have questions about the treatment. The more you know, the better. In fact, if you find the answers you’re looking for, you might feel less nervous in the dental chair. So, to help you, our dentist, Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray , is happy to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions about wisdom tooth removal:

Q: Why is wisdom tooth removal necessary?

A: Because the wisdom teeth often cause more problems than help the smile and oral health. In fact, there is a good chance the teeth could become impacted, they could promote infection or they could even cause dental issues, like cavities and gum disease.

Q: Will I be under sedation during the treatment?

A: You will use a dental sedative while you are getting your wisdom teeth removed. Now, your dentist will determine the type of sedative needed for treatment. If your wisdom teeth are more difficult to remove, it is likely you will need a heavier sedative.

Q: How long is the recovery?

A: Typically, it can take three to four days to properly heal after wisdom tooth removal. It can even take as long as a week. It’s best to focus on properly recovering so you can heal quicker and so you can avoid complications.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about wisdom tooth removal in Virginia Beach, Virginia, please contact our dental team at Oral Surgery of Tidewater. When you dial (757) 544-9192, we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to talking with you!