At Smiles for Maple Valley in Maple Valley, WA, we’re here to take great care of your teeth. Sometimes, that means taking one out! If you’re struggling with a painful, infected wisdom tooth, we can remove it gently and effectively so that you quickly feel better and can get back on the road to good dental health.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last of your adult teeth to come in. Set in the far back of your mouth, behind your other sets of molars, wisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars, tend to erupt in your late teens or early twenties. Depending on a range of factors, you may not notice your wisdom teeth at all or may experience discomfort, pain, and a detrimental effect on your overall oral health.
When Should I Get Help With a Wisdom Tooth?
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from one or more of your wisdom teeth, we suggest scheduling a dental exam to assess your oral health. If left untreated, a troublesome wisdom tooth can become infected, leading to decay and damage to the surrounding gums, teeth, and bone. Wisdom teeth can also put pressure on the rest of your mouth and cause your teeth to shift out of alignment.
What Is an Extraction?
An extraction is a standard dental procedure during which we’ll remove a tooth that is too damaged or infected to remain in your mouth. We know that you may feel nervous — so we’ll answer your questions, make sure that you’re comfortably numb, and give you friendly, compassionate care throughout your procedure. Once the tooth has been removed, you’ll be on the road to quickly feeling better and experiencing improved oral health.
The Friendly, Quality Care You Deserve
If you need help dealing with an uncomfortable wisdom tooth, we’re here to help. Our friendly, expert team will evaluate your needs, perform whatever treatment you need, and get you feeling well again soon. Give us a call today or book an appointment online!