Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the mouth, and because most mouths are too small to accommodate them, extraction is often required. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure performed in our office in Renton, WA, and our oral surgeons have years of experience. If you need to have wisdom teeth removed, you can be confident that visiting Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons ensures you experience the best treatment and results.
Our oral surgeons recommend your wisdom teeth be removed early on before they have a chance to develop fully. Though fully developed wisdom teeth can potentially increase your grinding and chewing power, more often than not, they cause a host of oral health issues. Early wisdom teeth removal ensures you avoid the wide range of conditions associated with wisdom teeth when they try to grow into too small of a mouth.
Why should I undergo wisdom teeth removal?
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. Below are the health problems that are most commonly seen with wisdom teeth:
- Tumors or cysts
- Tooth decay
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Tooth crowding or misalignment
- Gum disease
The term impacted refers to teeth that are stuck beneath the gums. When this impaction occurs, wisdom teeth begin causing many problems and should be removed immediately. It’s important to visit your dentist regularly so they can check for the presence of wisdom teeth before they start wreaking havoc on your mouth and jaws.
What happens during wisdom teeth removal?
The oral surgeons have years of experience with wisdom teeth removal in Renton, WA. When you visit our office for wisdom teeth treatment, you can rest assured that you will be safe and comfortable at all times. Your first appointment will consist of a thorough clinical exam and a review of your health history. We will also take any X-rays or 3D scans necessary to ensure we get a complete understanding of the position of your wisdom teeth and their relation to the other structures in your mouth. At this initial consultation, we will also discuss your options for anesthesia and provide you with instructions for pre- and post-operative care.
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. Once your anesthesia has been administered, your procedure will begin with your oral surgeon opening your gums. He will remove any bone blocking the path of removal and then slowly removed the wisdom teeth from their sockets. 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.
Once you return home, it’s vital that you follow all post-operative instructions given to you to ensure your recovery is comfortable and that you heal quickly and properly. We work hard to ensure that you return back to your regular routine in no time, and following the given post-operative guidelines speeds up the process.
Where can I get wisdom teeth removal in Renton, WA?
Our office in Renton, WA, offers wisdom teeth removal, and our oral surgeons have undergone extensive training, which qualifies them as the best dental professional to perform teeth extractions. Our oral surgeons are qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia in an office setting and have performed thousands of wisdom teeth removal procedures. If you’re interested in having wisdom teeth removal or in finding out if you need to undergo the procedure, please contact our office in Renton, WA, and we will be happy to schedule you an appointment.
Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
601 S Carr Rd, Suite 300
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: (425) 277-1844