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Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers wisdom teeth extraction as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

Please Note: Dr. Haynes will usually refer this type of work to a specialist such as an oral surgeon.

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars. There are four total, and they are located in the back of the mouth, on both the top and bottom and left and right sides. These teeth will usually begin to appear around adulthood between the ages of 17 to 25 years old. Some individuals may need to have their wisdom teeth removed.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted?

For some individuals, the eruption of wisdom teeth can cause problems. Common examples include the following:

  • A jaw that is not large enough for all the teeth, causing teeth to become impacted and encouraging gum disease and tooth decay
  • Wisdom teeth that break only partway through the gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to trap food and bacteria
  • Wisdom teeth that emerge at an awkward angle, such as sideways or backwards

Removing the wisdom teeth can stop or prevent more serious problems involving the gums, wisdom teeth, or neighboring teeth. Wisdom teeth are usually removed in an outpatient setting with a local or general anesthetic.

Advantages of Extracting Wisdom Teeth

  • More room in your mouth
  • Less teeth crowding
  • Eliminate the pain caused by impacting

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Candidates

A good candidate for having wisdom teeth removed is someone whose wisdom teeth have become impacted against neighboring teeth. Impacted teeth can cause intense jaw pain, earaches, and headaches.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedures

For easy cases where the wisdom teeth have already come through, Dr. Haynes simply numbs the area or sedates the patient to pull out the teeth. For patients who have impacted wisdom teeth, or more complicated cases, Dr. Haynes will refer you to a specialist (an oral surgeon) for removal of the impacted wisdom teeth.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for wisdom tooth extraction varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of wisdom tooth extraction. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your wisdom tooth extraction coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket wisdom tooth extraction costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our wisdom tooth extraction patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation!

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014