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Getting your wisdom teeth out is a lot more fun than it used to be. Why? Well, because your friends and family can easily record your hilarious antics as you wake up from the surgery.

Joking aside, removing wisdom teeth is a serious procedure that a lot of people have to go through. If you require wisdom teeth removal, you’ll want to be prepared with all the tips and facts you can possibly gather. With that in mind, we created this blog to address just that situation.

Not everyone needs it
The first thing to know is that not everyone will need to visit Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for this type of oral surgery. Some people get lucky, their wisdom teeth coming in without becoming impacted or resulting in crowded teeth. You can learn whether you need wisdom teeth removal from regular exams with either your dentist or orthodontist.

It’s not as painful as it’s made out to be
A good thing about wisdom teeth removal is that it’s far from the painful experience it’s made out to be on social media. There is some discomfort after the surgery, but our dentist will prescribe some pain meds to help handle that. As long as you take the medications and follow Dr. Katherine B. Fischer & Charles C. Fischer’s directions for post-op care, you won’t have too bad of a time with it.

You need to clean post-op
After we remove your wisdom teeth, you need to make sure to be vigilant about cleaning your teeth and mouth. Otherwise, you run the risk of developing dry socket – a nasty infection that is painful.

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Centreville, Virginia, or to make an appointment, call us today at 703.994.4626.