Wisdom Teeth

Prevent Future Dental Problems with Wisdom Teeth Removal

Having your wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage for some people. Because these teeth remain underneath the gums until late teens or early 20′s, many people choose to have the teeth removed before they can cause any problems with the alignment of the existing teeth.

If you’ve invested money for orthodontic treatments to straighten the teeth, you don’t want the emergence of wisdom teeth to ruin the straight alignment.

For experienced wisdom teeth removal, Bellevue Overlake Dental office can schedule you an appointment for a pre-surgery assessment and extraction.

Pre-Surgery Assessment

Before you schedule the removal, we will take x-rays to determine the current positioning of your wisdom teeth and decide on the right time for a removal.

Now is the perfect time to ask all of your questions and insure that you understand the procedure. The office is fully equipped to handle all forms of dental surgery and checkups, specializing in cosmetic and family dentistry.

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Questions and Concerns

Our office staff is happy to sit with you and go over your questions and concerns. We can also explain the costs of the procedure and explain how our office processes insurance. We believe that you’ll feel confident with the capabilities of our office and of Dr. Yu.

Anesthesia Services Offered at Our Office

Dr. Yu uses general or local anesthesia when performing a wisdom teeth removal. Our Bellevue dentistry office will monitor your vital signs during the surgery and insure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. Wisdom teeth removal isn’t a mandatory procedure, but it can help prevent decay, infection, and misalignment of the teeth. You don’t have to wait until your teeth begin emerging to schedule a removal.

Our dentists may use diagnostic tools like x-rays to determine if you’re a candidate for an extraction, even if the teeth are not breaking the surface of the gum. Contact our office to discuss your options. We’re dedicated to providing premier dental services for families and individuals.

Reasons to Undergo Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Sometimes referred to as the third molar, wisdom teeth are the molars 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 these teeth, creating a breeding ground for bacteria that leads to tooth decay or infections.

With wisdom teeth extraction, Bellevue dentist Dr. Monica Yu can expertly remove these teeth with a simple oral surgery procedure.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can begin to emerge and then stop. 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. Our dentists 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. Yu has years of experience performing wisdom tooth extractions. 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, our dentists will be glad to help you experience the dental health you deserve.