Is a member of your family ready to have their wisdom teeth removed? For most of our patients at Herndon Smile Design, wisdom teeth start to grow in the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth are the third molars. These teeth are the last to grow in the mouth. As a result, there typically is not enough space in the mouth for these teeth to develop. Due to the lack of space, wisdom teeth can become impacted, where they cannot break through the gum tissues and jawbone. Alternately, the wisdom teeth can grow in at an incorrect angle.
When left untreated, wisdom teeth can damage the other teeth in the mouth. Additionally, they can cause tooth decay and inflammation. Patients with misaligned wisdom teeth can also experience damage to the jawbone. This is why it is recommended that the wisdom teeth be removed before they cause any problems.
Luckily, Dr. Amirreza Rafaat performs wisdom teeth extractions that can protect your smile from future damage and discomfort associated with wisdom teeth. Our dentist and team are highly experienced and able to remove the wisdom teeth comfortably. If you or a loved one needs wisdom teeth removal in Herndon, Virginia, call our office at 703-464-0000.