The final four molars are referred to as the wisdom teeth. Arriving near adulthood, wisdom teeth are large molars with up to four roots embedded in the jawbone. In some cases, wisdom teeth can cause oral health problems when they erupt, or begin to emerge. When wisdom teeth removal is needed, our experienced team at First Smile Family Dental can perform oral surgery at our state-of-the-art dental center in Federal Way, WA.
While some people receive their wisdom teeth with no problems at all, others can have a multitude of issues. For individuals with a smaller or narrow mouth, wisdom teeth may have limited room to emerge, pushing against other teeth. Some wisdom teeth can grow sideways or crooked, which can cause a wide variety of problems. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause sinus problems, infections, pain and tooth misalignment, among other problems. Removal is often the best solution to protect tooth and bite alignment and to avoid serious complications caused by problem wisdom teeth.
Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth pose a risk to oral health or they actively are causing problems, removal is performed through oral surgery. Dr. Nguyen uses advanced dental technology to plan and perform wisdom teeth removal with 3D imaging and digital tools that improve precision and accuracy during the procedure. Since wisdom teeth are large with up to four roots, they can be difficult to remove. Using advanced imaging can reduce the chance of complications by improving the preparation process.
You do not need your wisdom teeth for a healthy smile. If they are causing problems or pose an oral health risk, removing these molars may be the best solution. Young adults should have their wisdom teeth growth monitored to determine if they will need oral surgery for removal. If removal is recommended, patients can choose to undergo sedation during the procedure to allow them to relax while the molars are removed.
Wisdom teeth removal surgery can be necessary to protect your smile and oral health. If you or your child needs wisdom teeth extraction, come see us at First Smile Family Dental. We offer stress-free wisdom tooth removal at our dental center in Federal Way, WA.