Reasons to Undergo Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Sometimes referred to as the third molar, wisdom teeth are the teeth near the back of the jaw. These teeth don’t erupt until after the jaw is done growing, which can cause problems with alignment. The location of these molars also makes it difficult to properly floss and brush them, creating a breeding ground for bacteria that leads to tooth decay or infections. With wisdom teeth extractions, Bellevue dentist Dr. Lee can expertly remove these teeth with a simple oral surgery procedure.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth will occasionally stop before they are fully erupted. This can cause impaction within the gum and disturb the normal alignment of your other teeth. With impacted wisdom teeth, you may experience pain as the tooth tries to emerge.
Infected or Decayed Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth emerged without a problem, you may be struggling with proper oral hygiene because the teeth are set so far back. This can lead to decay or infection that causes pain and trouble chewing. Dr. Lee can take x-rays of the teeth and determine if an extraction will benefit your dental health. To prevent further damage to your gums and surrounding teeth, it’s best to have your wisdom teeth checked as soon as you notice discomfort.
Undergoing an Extraction
Dr. Lee has years of experience performing oral surgeries to remove wisdom teeth. Using general or local anesthesia helps patients relax and sleep through the extraction. The office is fully equipped to monitor your vitals and insure your safety during the surgery. After the procedure, patients will experience slight pain as the gums heal, but once healing takes place there are no visible scars or discomfort. The office staff is happy to answer any questions, and the office offers affordable dental fees and accepts insurance. If you need a wisdom teeth extraction, Bellevue dentist Dr. Lee will be glad to help you experience the dental health you deserve.