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Wisdom Teeth Removal

If the wisdom teeth erupt at an angle or if there is not enough space for them, these teeth can cause serious dental complications.

Wisdom teeth removal can relieve pain and prevent problems such as infection and overcrowding, protecting your oral health and appearance.

At our Rockville, MD, dental office, Drs. Victor Siegel and Aviva Kramer can perform wisdom teeth removal with minimal discomfort...

How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost?

The cost of wisdom tooth removal depends on how many teeth you need extracted and the complexity of your case. We offer a variety of payment options to make treatment more budget-friendly.

Covering the Cost of Treatment


We offer an in-house, interest-free payment plan for up to six months, in addition to affordable payment plans for 24, 36, 48, or 60 months. We also accept CareCredit® financing.

Dental Insurance

We also accept most dental insurance plans. Our financial coordinators will work with your provider to obtain as much coverage as possible for wisdom tooth treatment.


We offer a 5 percent discount for patients that pay for treatment in full upfront. In addition, patients that join our Smile Club membership plan get a 15 percent discount on treatment.

Traditional Payment Options

For your convenience, we also accept traditional forms of payment, including cash and credit cards, at our Rockville office. Contact us for more information about costs and payment.

When Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?

There are several circumstances under which Dr. Siegel may recommend removing you or your child's wisdom teeth.


The most common issues involve limited spacing. As the wisdom teeth grow in, they can push the other teeth out of alignment, reversing the effects of orthodontic treatment.

Impaction or Partial Eruption

When there is not enough room in the jaw for the third molars to erupt properly or when the wisdom teeth grow in at an angle, they can become impacted, or trapped under the gums. They may also only partially erupt. This can increase the risk of:

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Damage to a neighboring tooth

When Should the Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

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Your wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 17 and 21. Many dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before age 20. Wisdom teeth that are not removed should be consistently monitored because they may cause problems in the future.

Do You or Your Child Need an Extraction?

Before recommending removal, Dr. Siegel or Dr. Kramer will examine you or your child's oral health and take a series of digital x-rays. Generally, a full panoramic x-ray of the teeth and jaw is necessary. Using these images, we will plan and perform your surgery at our Rockland office. If the wisdom teeth are severely impacted, we may refer you to an oral surgeon.

Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Removal

It typically takes four days to one week to recover from wisdom tooth removal. Be sure to follow all recovery instructions provided by our dentists to minimize the severity of side effects and ensure a smooth recovery.

Stop the Bleeding

When you leave our Rockville office, you will bite down on a piece of gauze to stop any bleeding.

Pain Medication

Use pain medication as needed to reduce discomfort.

Ice the Area

You can apply ice to your face to help with swelling and pain.

Protect the Blood Clot

During the first few days, a blood clot should form over the extraction site. You should avoid brushing near the surgical site, spitting, or using a straw so that the clot remains undisturbed.

Trusted by Other Dentists

"Being a dentist myself, it is extremely difficult to find a dentist that I can trust. I’m confident in saying that Dr. Siegel is the best dentist that has treated me. He is a perfectionist and I appreciate the attention to details!" Sami Abu Al Huda
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Victor R. Siegel, DDS

Dr. Victor R. Siegel and Dr. Aviva Kramer provide compassionate dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our state-of-the-art practice is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists

Comfort is one of our top priorities, so we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel relaxed during their treatments. To schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD, officecontact us online or call (301) 963-4330 today.

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