About Wisdom Teeth
Also known as the “third molars,” wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the mouth. The problem is that for most people, there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt through the gums properly, so they often grow in sideways (or not at all).
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth that don’t grow in properly can cause a variety of serious problems in a person’s body. From infection to nerve damage, cysts and tumors, wisdom teeth are, more often that not, a problem. There is a very important reason that we remove wisdom teeth when you are young. Between the ages of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth removal is easier and safer because the roots have not fully developed and therefore there is less risk of complication. In addition to that, the recovery is typically quicker and more comfortable when you are young.
Comfortable, Worry-Free Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Bellevue Dentists, we provide patients with safe, relaxing, and worry-free
wisdom teeth experiences in our state-of-the-art facility. We know that the wisdom tooth process can be intimidating for families, so our entire team here is dedicated to making yours a comfortable one.
Does it hurt to have your wisdom teeth removed?
During the surgery, you will be sleepy from sedation and your mouth will be completely numb, so you won’t feel any pain. After the anesthesia wears off later in the day, you will start to feel some discomfort and will want to follow the medication plan and post- to minimize pain.
Wisdom Teeth: Complications and Risks
Every surgery comes with risks, however wisdom teeth removal is a procedure that has been thoroughly tested time and time again throughout the years, making it a very safe, predictable procedure. Rare complications include damage to the nerves, infection, fracture, dry socket and joint injury.
To schedule your child’s wisdom teeth consultation, please give our friendly team a call today at Bellevue Office Phone Number 425-641-4111!
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Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.