Wisdom Teeth Care in Virginia

Collaborative Care for Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth removal is a routine procedure, but that doesn’t make it any less daunting for patients. At The Foleck Center, we understand that every individual has unique concerns and expectations regarding oral surgery. From your initial consultation to the final follow-up, our Virginia Bay dentists and dental team work collaboratively with you to ensure your questions are answered, your preferences are respected, and your comfort is the top priority. 

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, typically appearing between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. However, due to the modern human jaw’s smaller size, wisdom teeth often lack adequate space to grow in properly, leading to a host of potential problems.

impacted wisdom tooth

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Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

There are several reasons why Dr. Adam Foleck and his team in Virginia Bay may recommend wisdom tooth removal:

  • Impaction: When wisdom teeth fail to break through the gum fully, they are considered impacted. Impacted teeth can cause swelling, pain, and infection of the surrounding gum tissue.
  • Crowding: Even if wisdom teeth aren’t impacted, their eruption can cause overcrowding and shift other teeth out of proper alignment, undoing years of orthodontic work.
  • Tooth Decay: The location of wisdom teeth makes them difficult to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.
  • Cyst Formation: Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to the formation of cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs that can damage surrounding teeth, bones, and nerves.

The Procedure

At The Foleck Center in Virginia Bay, wisdom tooth removal is a routine outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s preference.

During the procedure, Dr. Foleck will carefully remove the wisdom tooth, along with any bone or soft tissue covering it. For impacted teeth, he may need to create a small incision in the gum and remove a portion of the bone to access the tooth.

After the extraction, the area is cleaned and stitched (if necessary), and you’ll be provided with post-operative instructions to aid in a smooth recovery.

dentist explaining how wisdom teeth removal works

Frequently Asked Questions

Wisdom Teeth Woes? Find Relief at The Foleck Center

If you’re a resident of Hampton, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach, and you’re suffering from the excruciating pain and discomfort of impacted wisdom teeth, it’s time to take action. Trust the skilled and compassionate team at The Foleck Center to provide you with the relief you deserve. 

With multiple convenient locations throughout the area, getting the care you need has never been easier. Don’t delay – Schedule your wisdom tooth removal consultation with Dr. Adam Foleck today. and reclaim the pain-free, confident smile you’ve been longing for.