Wisdom Teeth/Extractions in Bellevue, WA

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in, and they can cause many problems. If there is not enough room in your mouth for them to grow correctly, they can cause swelling and pain and even the misalignment of other teeth. If wisdom teeth become impacted, they can also cause severe complications such as infections, tooth decay, or even tooth loss.

At Xpert Smile, we routinely perform wisdom teeth extractions to prevent pain, infection, and other oral health issues associated with the eruption of these third molars. We also perform extractions for damaged teeth that cannot be restored or otherwise saved.

What Happens During an Extraction? 

The wisdom teeth are the last molars to come in and usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, these teeth often cause problems for many patients. They can cause pain, infection, and other complications.

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure performed by the dentist to remove one or more of your wisdom teeth. The process is usually done under local anesthesia, meaning you will be awake but unable to feel any pain. Our dentist in Bellevue, WA, will make an incision in your gum to expose and remove the tooth. They will then close and stitch the incision site. 

After the extraction, you may experience some bleeding and swelling around the surgical site. This is normal and will subside within a few days. You may also experience some discomfort and pain, which can be treated with over-the-counter medications. You must carefully follow our dentist’s instructions to ensure proper healing and recovery. 

The Benefits of Removing Wisdom Teeth 

Preventing Complications

One of the primary reasons for extracting wisdom teeth in Bellevue, WA, is to prevent them from causing complications. Wisdom teeth often lack sufficient space to erupt properly, leading to them becoming impacted or trapped beneath the gumline. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection. Extracting them early can help prevent these uncomfortable and potentially serious issues. 

Reducing the Risk of Crowding

As they erupt, wisdom teeth can exert pressure on the adjacent teeth, leading to dental crowding and misalignment. Extracting these third molars can help preserve the alignment of your existing teeth, reducing the need for orthodontic treatment in the future. 

Preventing Infections

Wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean appropriately due to their location at the back of the mouth. As a result, they are more prone to infection and gum disease. By removing these teeth, you reduce the risk of infections that can affect your overall oral health. 

Preventing Cyst Formations

Sometimes, a fluid-filled cyst can develop around an impacted wisdom tooth. These cysts can damage surrounding bone and tissue, leading to more extensive dental problems. Extracting the wisdom teeth can prevent cyst formation and its potential complications. 

Wisdom teeth often cause discomfort, pain, and swelling when they erupt or become impacted. Extracting these troublesome teeth can immediately relieve the associated pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing issues with your wisdom teeth, visit Xpert Smile at 4301 Factoria Blvd. SE, Unit B, Bellevue, WA 98006, or call (425) 502-9415 to schedule an appointment.


4301 Factoria Blvd SE, Unit B,
Bellevue, WA 98006

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