Welcome to Seattle Crown Hill Dental in Seattle, WA! If you’re suffering from the discomfort of an impacted or infected wisdom tooth we’re here to help bring you relief. Our friendly, gentle team of experienced dentists and hygiene professionals will perform a safe, effective extraction procedure to remove the troublesome tooth and relieve you of your suffering. We encourage you to call today to schedule a dental exam or book online!
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are your final adult teeth. Also called your third molars, wisdom teeth erupt behind your other two sets of molars in the far back of your mouth, typically during your late teens or early twenties. For some people, this can be a non-event that they don’t notice or have trouble with, but for others, wisdom teeth can cause significant discomfort or health problems that need to be addressed.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?
If you’re not bothered by your wisdom teeth, great! However, if you are experiencing discomfort like pain or bleeding, we recommend scheduling a dental exam to evaluate your wisdom teeth. Many times, our dentists can identify a problem wisdom tooth early with the help of digital x-rays. Wisdom teeth can often become infected, put pressure on your other teeth and shift them out of proper position, or even fail to fully erupt, becoming what we call impacted. When this happens, we can perform an extraction to remove the tooth or teeth in question and give you relief from your symptoms.
What Should I Expect During My Visit?
One of our skilled, expert dentists will perform a thorough dental exam to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine an appropriate course of action. During the actual extraction, we’ll make sure that you’re numb and comfortable, and then gently remove the tooth or teeth quickly and efficiently. Our team is here to guide you through the process, answer your questions, and make sure you feel supported throughout your visit.
A Family Dental Practice You Can Count on
With over 20 years in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood, we take pride in doing our part to serve our community with dedication and compassion. We love treating patients of all ages and look forward to taking great care of you and your loved ones. Give us a call today to get started or book an appointment online!