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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Auburn, Federal Way, Renton, Maple Valley, Puyallup, WA

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Renton, WA

Protect Your Oral Health

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the mouth. The average mouth can only hold 28 adult teeth, which can lead to problems when an extra set of molars tries to squeeze in. Wisdom teeth need to be extracted early to prevent many health complications.

Most dental professionals recommend having your wisdom teeth removed early on before they have a chance to fully develop. It’s very rare that a wisdom tooth will develop and erupt normally without causing any problems. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Carl Johnson, Dr. Ben Johnson, Dr. Sohaib Soliman, Dr. Hwi Sean Moon, and Dr. Kevin Huang regularly perform wisdom tooth extractions safely in all of our offices located just south of Seattle.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When a wisdom tooth becomes trapped beneath the gum tissue and cannot erupt into the mouth, we consider it to be impacted. These teeth grow at an angle toward your other molars, potentially pushing them out of alignment. A partially erupted tooth can be difficult to clean around, leaving you prone to infections and the formation of cysts.

Many people think that if they can’t feel their wisdom teeth, they don’t need to have them removed. However, this is not the case. In most cases, wisdom teeth grow in undetected without the presence of pain, and patients only feel them after they’ve become impacted and begun to cause serious health problems. Here are the health problems that are most commonly seen with wisdom teeth:

  • Tumors or cysts
  • Infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Tooth crowding or misalignment
  • Gum disease

Removing wisdom teeth early protects your mouth from these issues. If you think it may be time to have your third molars extracted or would like an oral examination, please contact our office in Renton, WA.

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

We will outline your treatment during the consultation as well as discuss anesthesia options and take 3D scans of your mouth. Your next appointment will be your surgical appointment, at which your oral surgeon will perform your wisdom teeth removal. Before the procedure, we will make sure to answer any remaining questions that you have. Then, we will administer your chosen form of anesthesia.

In most cases, patients undergo intravenous sedation and sleep comfortably until the procedure is over. Your oral surgeon will first make an incision in the gum tissue. He will remove any bone blocking the path of removal and then remove the wisdom teeth. If necessary, he will break the molar into smaller pieces to make the removal process easier. He will then stitch the surgical sites to complete the procedure.

If you’ve undergone IV sedation, a responsible adult must drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours. Once you return home, it’s vital that you follow all post-operative instructions given to you to ensure you heal quickly and properly. Keeping your surgical sites clean will help prevent infection and dry socket.

Our practice offers a non-opioid option for pain relief after surgery. Ask your doctor about EXPAREL®.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in Renton, WA

The cost of having your wisdom teeth removed depends on how many you need extracted, your choice of anesthesia, and the details of your dental insurance. We will discuss these with you during your first visit and provide a cost estimate upfront.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main types of anesthesia that we use at our practice:

Hear From Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.

Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

Myles Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

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"When I first walked in, I was welcomed by staff. They made me feel great—a very warm, welcoming feeling. My doctor, he was really one-on-one with me. He built a personal connection, asked me what I was into, what I'm interested in. It made the experience so much better. The procedure went really well. Everything turned out fine. The quality of my life has improved after this procedure. I would recommend Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons to a lot of my friends and family. I had a really great experience here, and I would recommend it to anybody."

Ashley Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

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"The doctor made me feel very safe before and after my procedure and was very kind. The doctors put me at ease by telling me everything would be okay, and that it'd be a very quick procedure. My procedure went very well. My recovery was very easy. My quality of life has improved dramatically. My overall experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend this practice."

Sheryl Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

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"I came to Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons to get my wisdom teeth out. I definitely had pain inside my lower jaw area. They were very good at putting me at ease and explaining what they were doing. The surgeons know what they’re talking about — definitely a really good place to come. Dr. Ben Johnson is very friendly, very easy to get along with, very clear and concise, knows what he’s doing. Now that I have my wisdom teeth out, I feel pretty good. It’s not something I have to worry about anymore. I would definitely recommend this place — very nice people, know what they’re doing. Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons is definitely a great place to come. "

Sam Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I'm Sam. I'm from Kent. I came to see Dr. Carl Johnson to get my wisdom teeth out. The staff here were great. They really helped me feel comfortable and answer any questions I had. When I first met Dr. Carl Johnson, I felt very comfortable and he was very transparent and happy to answer any questions I had. I received like information packets and links to some informational videos, which helped me feel very, very at ease. The procedure, I can't say much about because all I remember is I was warm under a blanket and then and it was over. I would definitely recommend Pacific Northwest Oral Surgery to anyone because my experience here was really great."

Oscar Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

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"The office team made me feel really welcome. Staff was really great. It really helped me out. They really took care of me. As soon as you walk in the door, they make you feel like you're the only person here. My doctor was Dr. Johnson, and he was just awesome. He just has a really good sense of humor, and he makes you feel at ease. He just makes you know that the procedure is going to go really well. My procedure did go very well, and right now I feel great. I mean, there's no issues whatsoever. My overall experience here was just awesome. I would recommend Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons."

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth being taken out?

You should rest the day of and day after your surgery. It can take up to 2 weeks to fully recover, but you can return to your normal routine several days after the procedure. Follow the diet and physical activity guidelines in your post-operative post-operative instructions to expedite the healing process.

When should I seek medical attention for wisdom teeth?

An impacted wisdom tooth can cause jaw and facial pain, especially if it becomes infected. You may notice lumps or tumors forming around the tooth or experience difficulty fully opening your mouth. You should schedule an appointment with a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible if you are experiencing pain due to wisdom teeth.

Is the third day the worst after wisdom teeth removal?

Swelling peaks around the third day post-surgery, but you can manage it with ice packs, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication. The instructions that we provide explain how long to use ice and which medications are best if you are experiencing discomfort. Stick to soft foods and practice good home care, and you will heal quickly and smoothly.

Should I get two or four wisdom teeth removed?

You should have all of your wisdom teeth extracted at the same time. It’s rare for a third molar to develop without causing problems, and eventually all of your wisdom teeth will likely need to be removed. We recommend having them all removed in the same procedure.

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