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  • I was afraid to have my wisdom tooth pull but the surgeon made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. I really recommend this facility, everyone was very nice. Awesome!

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    A G.

    Check in was fast if you filled out the forms online before your appointment. Staff was friendly and i was called in the back within 5 minutes. Once in the room, consultation was quick and straight to the point. Dr Goodove explained everything. I was able to get an appointment the next day for surgery. It was all over within 20 minutes and i had no pain at all afterwards. Three days later and i have not taken any pain pills that was prescribed. Best experience ever. Definitely above 5 stars

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    camesha c.

    I have been 100 percent happy with Goodove Oral Surgery. I continue to go there for any dental work.
    It has been a blessing. It’s not something that any of us look forward to but when needed, without a doubt I would return to Goodove Dental.
    MariBeth Dagenhart

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    MariBeth D.
  • Another wonderful surgery!! Two extractions, and my mouth feels 10 times better. It’s sore obviously, but not like what I was dealing with while they were in. I’ll take this pain over that pain any day of the week! Dr. Goodove and his staff are perfect!! I’m always nervous when it comes to anything to do with my teeth, but I trust them to no end! I would never go anywhere else! You want a surgeon that knows what he’s doing, come here! You want friendly and professional staff that embody a great surgeon, look no further, they have it all!! I could not be more happy to have found such a wonderful surgeon and affordable! Absolutely incredible people here!

    Thank you so much for helping me! See you next time!

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    A G.

    I am so pleased with Dr. Goodove and the team. My expereince was Fantastic. I've been to many other oral surgeons and Dr. Goodove is by far the BEST! If you're looking for a Top Oral Surgeon at reasonable prices. Hire them! I promise you that you wont be disappointed.

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    Scott A.

    My wife had a wisdom tooth removed yesterday. The entire process went smooth and painless, team is so friendly and professional. We are impressed with being called and checked hours after the operation occurred. Thanks to all at Goodove Oral Surgery - VB.

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    Berke U.
  • Kind of a hassle with all the COVID 19 precautions, but I'm glad they try so hard to keep everyone safe. They do a great job easing the "white knuckle flight" that many of us experience in a dental chair. Procedure and options discussed at length at initial visit, and they actually listen to you as the patient. Procedure was painless. Post operative instructions were thorough. Don't know how it could be any better (other than not needing the service to begin with).

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    A G.

    Excellent office staff! Surgery took a total of 20 minutes. So fast and pain free. Thank you Tanika for your great assistance!

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    S B.

    I was referred to Dr. Goodove after another doctor failed to numb my mouth to pull out a back tooth. I explain to his staff my situation and they were fast getting me an appointment even put me on a waiting list in case of a cancellation. During my consultation he and his staff were friendly and professional. Dr Goodove examined my mouth and said he did not have to put me to sleep to pull this tooth. He would just numb my mouth if that was ok with me. I was scared because of my previous experiences with two other dentists but I said ok. I really didn’t want to be put to sleep for one tooth. He gave me instructions on what to do before my appointment and in less than a week he pulled my tooth. He was fast and I didn’t feel a thing. If I have to have anymore major work done to my mouth I will surely be quick to call his office.

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    Tonya M.
  • My 12 year old had 2 teeth extracted for braces. I asked him three days after the appointment if he needed any Tylenol. He said "I never needed any, it never hurt." Pain-free experience. Staff were great, efficient and polite. Doctor was perfect, succinct, professional, not condescending at all. Refreshing dental experience. Highly recommend this group.

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    Charles T.

    I have used Goodove Oral Surgery once before and both times I have been very satisfied with my care. My surgeon and his aides were very attentive and took good care of me. I had Dr. Zagursky and I highly recommend him to have any work done. They take good care of you at this practice.

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    Laurie G.

    My daughter had surgery and that was her first time. She was nervous and the sad thing about it nobody could go back there with her due to the coronavirus and she only twelve years old. But the nurse that was back there with her was very amazing. She assure me that she was going to be right there beside her and make sure she would be alright and she did just that. The nurse made my daughter feel safe and comfortable she talk to her and everything. The staff called me and let me know what was going on and to let me know that my daughter was doing good. And the best thing about it they didn't take long. I will recommend family and friends to this dentist office.

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    Sherry C.
  • The team at Goodove oral surgery in Chesapeake was so professional and attentive. My son got his wisdom teeth taken out by them and they were wonderful. They walked me through the procedure, gave me step by step of everything they would do and made me feel so comfortable with putting my baby in their hands. Even after surgery they followed up with a phone call and made sure everything was good with us. They were fantastic and I highly recommend them.

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    Nadia W.

    Highly recommend. After filling out the paper work I was called back shortly. Dr. Goodove did a quick examination and then he and the nurse explained my options for wisdom teeth removal. They were extremely patient with me as I asked many questions about the procedure before leaving.

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    Jamie F.

    My boys both had their wisdom teeth taken out at the same time. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Staff was available and answered questions when I called after the procedure. Even with COVID-19 the surgery was quick and everything went well.

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    Erica C.
  • They removed 3 of my wisdom teeth today, I got the gas option and it was well worth it. I live in Franklin and I drove all the way to the Virginia Beach location because of the reviews. I have HORRIBLE anxiety and I freaked out while he was numbing me and they helped calm me down and talked to me the whole time. They are very caring the nurse & the doctor! Im surprised because the doctors usually don’t care it’s always the nurses but this surgeon was AWESOME a huge thanks to y’all. I would recommend y’all to anyone! God bless!

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    Destiny C.

    Very professional staff, and very helpful with all of my questions and concerns. Put off this surgery for years and finally found a place I trusted to do the wisdom teeth removal. Highly recommend!

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    Paige B.

    Very good directon, very friendly

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    A G.
  • The office took me quickly because I was in pain. They were so organized in the office. The doctors assistant was absolutely super. She was caring and so professional. Talked with me because I was scared and nervous. Can't say enough about her. Doctor did a good job and cared enough because I came such a long distance. No problems after surgery. Followed all directions for a good recovery.

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    Vuokko T.

    My son had his wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Goodove and we drove in from Richmond to see him! Everyone at the office was super friendly and professional. Procedure was quick also - we were in and out in less than an hour, and we heard from the office several times the following week to check on him.

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    Allison H.

    Total Pros! I had an emergency during the quarantine and Dr Goodove was able to see me. They had me in and out quickly while making me feel safe with their strict adherence to COVID hygiene protocols. 24 hours later my mouth is healing well and I have no pain. Highly recommend Dr Goodove and his top notch staff!

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    John W.
  • Very pleased and satisfied with the great service for my oral surgery. Wonderful staff and friendly atmosphere!

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    Romero F.

    Dr Goodove is a great Oral Surgeon and I would highly recommend him for any procedure. I especially appreciate that Dr Goodove makes sure that I am never in any pain.
    (My experiences were Tooth Removal, Dental Implant, lancing swelling, and removing scar tissue from inside my cheek)
    My experiences with Dr. Goodove and his staff began earlier this year when I had a root canal fail and ended up referred to have the swelling drained. Unfortunately the tooth could not be saved. During a pandemic is the worst time to have a problem with everyone shut down. Dr Goodove and his staff especially Carrie went above and beyond to help me. They kept in contact with me during the shut down (thank you Carrie) and called me in to the office (which was closed) to remove the tooth.
    This week I have begun the dental implant process and my experiences with Dr Goodove, Carrie, Amy and the entire staff has been consistent since I first met them several months ago. All of them have been professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Thank you.

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    Danyelle R.

    We had an awesome experience with the entire team at Goodove. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed today & they were amazing with her. They kept her comfortable and talked her through everything. The nurse in the room was super sweet. Thanks for everything guys. Jada Miller.

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    Jada M.
  • Dr. Scott Goodove was kind, caring, and patient with my difficulty procedure. Staff handled my care without any issues. In addition to their professionalism, I truly enjoyed my follow-up call from his office the evening of my procedure. I would highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery!

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    Christina P.

    I'm a bit nervous about dental work. I came for an evaluation and it turned out that I needed a broken molar removed. The procedure was quick and aside from a slight bit of pressure, I never felt a thing! Since I have a rather crowded mouth, I elected not to replace the tooth, but I am thrilled that it has been prepared in a way that I can have an implant later if I change my mind. I will definitely go back to Dr. Goodove if I ever need an oral surgeon again. What a great experience!

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    A G.

    Absolutely wonderful experience; for wisdom teeth removal. Very thoughtful staff. Loved that I never had to deal with insurance claims, they handled it all. My daughter's surgery took place in a hospital due to a medication she is on and the doctor wanting to be extra safe; I really appreciated that. Once again, their office staff handled all the details which was amazing. I would highly recommend Dr.Goodove and his associates to my friends.

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    Lisa R.
  • Very good experience. Staff was friendly. Super informative. All around best experience. Had three teeth extracted didn't feel a thing.

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    Nasario L.

    Dr. Goodove and the nurse, staffs are amazing. I removed my wisdom teeth while awake, I was so nervous but the nurse tried to make me calm while being friendly. Dr. Goodove did wonderful job on my wisdom teeth extraction. He is very skilled and professional.

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    ꧁༒ৡR͓̽a͓̽y͓̽ レ.

    It’s really easy, comfortable and affordable! They accept Tricare which is a huge bonus but outside of that everything is so well organized. Everyone who works there, whether intended or not, really made me feel comfortable and at ease as if I’d have been going there for years. Once my tooth was pulled they even took the time to make sure I knew what I needed and thoroughly told me how to take care of myself. I love it!

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    Jaquaye G.
  • My visit to Dr. Goodove was the best it could be under the circumstances. He preformed the same type of surgery on me several years ago and everything went very well. No problems and quick recovery.
    The office staff is very friendly and professional.
    I highly recommend this group.

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    Anna S.

    Dr. Goodove was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him. What a pleasant, professional, caring practice. What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Goodove!

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    Mary W.

    I am very pleased. No surgery is fun but Dr. Zagursky made it bearable. I was very embarrassed & humiliated with my teeth. He made me feel very comfortable about myself. He has a down to earth easy to talk too type of personality. I can not praise him enough for the quality of his work & bedside manners! THANK YOU! I highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery to anyone in need.

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    David P.
  • Dr. Zagursky and Jillian were absolutely wonderful! I felt so cared for during my implant procedure. Dr. Zagursky’s impeccable bedside manner is by far one of the best experiences I’ve had in both the medical and dental fields in Hampton Roads. Both Jillian and Dr. Zagusrky called me a few hours later to check up on my healing. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough and while I do not wish to need another implant in the future, this is where I would return. Thank you all!

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    Elizabeth M.

    I was afraid to have my wisdom tooth pull but the surgeon made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. I really recommend this facility, everyone was very nice. Awesome!

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    Ona N.

    Great visit; surgery went well; was in and out quickly. Wish I could have seen the surgeon afterwards--I had a couple questions which will have to wait till Monday so I can call the office and get the answers.

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    Carol A.
  • I am so glad I came to your office.I was in so much pain. I was very happy with the the ladies in this office.They were the best part of my visit.They were always very nice and always smiling.They were just fantastic. And the surgeon was excellent. And very nice and professional.Thank you all for the best service,ever. God Bless You all.

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    A G.

    The staff was very knowledgeable. My procedure was done very quickly and effectively, which really eased my mind. I would recommend anyone to go here and get their dental procedures done.

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    Xavier R.

    At the age of 69, I had to have one of my wisdom teeth removed, during my consultation and during the actual removal the doctor and the staff was very respectful and courteous, they made me feel as if I had been a patient of theirs for twenty years everyone was very professional and caring. During my prep and the removal, a young lady (NeKeta) was so kind and friendly that she made the procedure a delight during what I thought was going to be a bad day for me ... She is what customer/patient service should be everywhere ... Thank You “Goodove”

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    Solomon P.
  • I didn't like that they don't offer coffee but overall they are professional and caring. They even called and text several times to check on my daughter after she had 4 wisdom teeth pulled.

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    Tangelina B.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous, I mean who wouldn’t be, but the procedure was super smooth. I think I was worried for nothing. Dr. Z was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. If necessary, I will be coming back, I will not look any further.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    UPDATE: It’s been three days and I was worried when the anesthesia wore off I would experience excruciating pain, but I haven’t had any pain or soreness at all. The side of my face, where the tooth was extracted did swell up pretty huge (golfball size) , which was completely expected, but the swelling is now going down. I personally haven’t needed the pain medicine that were prescribed to me, which is amazing because I really do not enjoy taking pills of any sort unless I seriously have to. Dr. Z is amazing I really cannot stress that enough. Definitely one of the best. Pay attention to the reviews, they are not leading you astray.

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    Angelique J.

    I was really anxious going in to get my wisdom teeth pulled, as I've never had more than a cleaning. Everyone here was incredibly kind a professional. They talked me through everything and were very calming. I'd recommend Goodove to anyone looking for dental surgery.

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    Hannah D.
  • Dr Goodove and his staff took extra care and time with My Special Needs Adult Daughter. Dr Goodove and his staff explained everything to her and restored her dental health. We are Thankful for Dr Goodove and his staff....They are Awesome !!! 😉

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    Mignon C.

    A warm and friendly environment. The assistance to the surgeon were excellent at making me comfortable and distracted frm my nervousness and fear. The Surgeon was quite skilled at his job, making it a quick and painless process. Thanks Goodove!

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    Rickardo S.

    Best Dentist Experience I Have Ever Had In My Entire Life. I visited the suffolk office with dr. Green.Super Professional and quick removal of my four impacted wisdom teeth same day.Highly recommended if you are one of those ppl who are afraid of dental work. I Felt Super Comfortable . The entire staff was the best ! I initially wanted to go there so i could be sedated but they where so good i think I've overcame my fear of dental work. I cannot stress enough how great they where to me

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    angel b.
  • I have been here a few times to get a tooth pulled. Dr Goodove is amazing, each time has been pain free and the staff is great. They all make you feel comfortable and treat you as if you are family. I will always go here and highly recommend them. A big thanks to all there.

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    William J.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous but the procedure was super smooth. Dr. Z was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. I will be coming back.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

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    Angelique J.

    Best experience ever...The surgeon showed he genuinely care about how I felt and pain management. His assistant Neketa was awesome she help me stay calm and let me know what was going on through out the whole surgery...Thank you

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    Cecile B.
  • Dr. Goodove and the ladies in the back were absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him. What a pleasant, professional, caring practice. What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Goodove! Mary J Stokes

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    Mary W.

    Very efficient. No hassles. Painless surgery and helpful follow-up.

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    Kenneth C.

    Very pleasant and quick. Didn't wait too long to see the dentist.

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    Christine T.
  • I'm a bit nervous about dental work. I came for an evaluation and it turned out that I needed a broken molar removed. The procedure was quick and aside from a slight bit of pressure, I never felt a thing! Since I have a rather crowded mouth, I elected not to replace the tooth, but I am thrilled that it has been prepared in a way that I can have an implant later if I change my mind. I will definitely go back to Dr. Goodove if I ever need an oral surgeon again. What a great experience!

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    Todd T.

    Very kind and did any incredible job. Very clear post op instructions. Awesome front desk staffing, and Dr. G did great, as well as the anesthesiologist! Thanks again!

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    A G.

    Both of my appointments were absolutely organized and on time. The entire staff was professional and kind. My actual surgery was amazing, I was given step by step knowledge of what was happening and Dr Goodove was wonderful. He was gentle, kept me informed of what was happening with each step. I was very nervous and anxious but Jackie and Dr Goodove made me feel so comfortable. I loved the information package given to me for instructions and food suggestions for my post op care. Something I have referred back to several times. I had to drive one hour and forty five minutes but it was absolutely worth it.

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    Ramona M.
  • My daughter had her surgery this morning and the Doctor, Neketa, front desk staff, and back office staff were so amazing from the first visit. I would recommend going here for your oral care and dental implant needs. The office was clean and they are practicing safety. Thanks to you all for taking care of my daughter.

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    Tamesha T.

    My husband was experiencing severe pain and recently required emergency surgery to extract the remainder of a broken tooth. Dr. Green was able to promptly diagnose the issue and quickly work my husband in for an appointment. We were very pleased with the prompt service, professionalism, and care shown by Dr. Green and the staff while at the Chesapeake office.

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    Suzanna K.

    Today I had two wisdom teeth pulled. I recommended Goodove, they make you feel comfortable and everyone is friendly. Thank you all.

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    Katrina g.
  • Had a great experience! I was fully awake with just numbing for wisdom teeth extraction (all 4), took about 30mins, first tooth came out in about 2mins. Mr.Goodove walked me through the whole process during surgery. I would highly recommend!

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    rebecca m.

    This was my second time visiting Goodove oral surgery and its always such a great experience! Very nice and professional atmosphere. If you’re looking for somewhere to get treated, this is the place!

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    Kiara H.

    I was very pleased with my experience having a tooth extracted. I am 68 and this was the first tooth I have had pulled. I was very nervous but didn’t need to be. Everything went well.

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    Mary D.

Wisdom Teeth

 

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

 

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.

 

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

 

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.

 

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

 

Oral Examination

 

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, our doctors can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

 

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Drs. Goodove has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

 

Removal

 

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (757) 412-2002.

 

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

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