Wisdom Teeth Removal

What is Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Most often, wisdom teeth begin to come in after a person reaches the age of 18. They can be seen on dental x-rays, which give us an idea of whether or not they’re impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are unable to come up through the gums fully on their own. Impacted wisdom teeth that are ignored and not removed can eventually cause inflammation, infection, and severe damage to other teeth.

Why is Wisdom Tooth Removal needed?

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, or are unable to come completely up through the gums, you will need to have them removed. Removing the wisdom teeth prevents them from causing problems with your oral and dental health. If you keep the wisdom teeth in, they can eventually shift surrounding teeth and even cause damage to the roots of your second molars. You may even find that your mouth is tender and sore to the point of affecting your quality of life.

What Are Porcelain Veneers.jpg
Jenna Shteyngart
I hate going to the dentist, my kids absolutely adamantly refuse to go to the dentists, but Dr Nellie totally changed our perspective! I mean yes customer service is superb, staff is friendly office is sterile and technology is great, but what won us over is how unbelievably painless the whole process was! My daughter who screams bloody murder at the sight of the dentist did not even bat an eye when Dr Nellie put a crown on her broken tooth. She was literally stunned with how quick and smooth the whole procedure went. My teeth are super sensitive and cleaning is a torture for me. I barely felt anything with Dr Nellie, and my teeth are super clean, white and smooth. Absolutely loved the experience at her clinic, and 100% would recommend.
Olga Romanenko
Just had a great experience in Federal Way Dentistry! Came for check up and broken tooth, Dr. Nellie offered me same day crown and like 90 min later I left the office with fixed tooth, new crown and clean teeth! I am really impressed with new technology and knowledge of the stuff! Federal Way Dentistry is my dentistry now.
Kathy Alyabyev
The staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Nellie recently took over the practice and her work is thoroughly done. If you have any questions, the staff and Dr. Nellie will gladly answer and put your mind at ease. I 100% Recommend Dr. Nellie and the staff at Federal Way Dentistry!!
Kat Solovjov
I wanted to recommend this dental office to everybody, the people are very friendly! Scheduling the appointment was super easy, I like how the website is super simple to use. Dr. Nellie is a great dentist! 5 stars
Jana Lamay
Dr. Nellie Solovjov is very efficient, thorough, and gentle. She truly cares about her patients; I would recommend her to family, friends, and everyone, especially people with children, for she is very kind, compassionate, and patient. Her supporting staff, the assistants, dental hygienists, and office staff are all wonderful, caring people as well. 10 stars to Federal Way Dentistry!
Why Would Porcelain Veneers Be Needed.jpg

Who is a good candidate for Wisdom Tooth Removal?

With the help of an examination and x-rays, we can determine if and when you may need your wisdom teeth removed. Most patients who have impacted wisdom teeth should have them removed as soon as possible. The longer you wait to remove the wisdom teeth, the larger the teeth become, and the more chance the roots will be close to nerves underneath the gums. This is why it’s better to remove them as soon as it’s found they’ll become a problem.

What happens during Wisdom Tooth Removal?

For most wisdom tooth extractions, we’ll administer general sedation to put you into a sleep-like state. We then create an incision into the gums, and remove the underlying wisdom tooth. The gums will receive stitches to help them close and heal fully. We will repeat this process for any other wisdom teeth that have to be removed. You will need a friend or relative to bring you home from your extraction appointment, as you will be unable to drive following sedation. Your gums will heal in about a week’s time after the procedure is done.

If you think you or your child might need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call us today and we can help to get you in for an appointment.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers.jpg