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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that tend to appear after adolescence (when a person is more “wise” — thus the name “wisdom teeth”). Their emergence can be painful, resulting in impacted wisdom teeth or damaged tooth alignment if allowed to come in fully. In fact, wisdom teeth removal is called for in 85% of dental cases.

Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Poor alignment and impaction are the two main reasons wisdom teeth removal becomes necessary. When the final set of molars erupts (grows in) at an angle, it sometimes pushes on nearby straight teeth, altering their alignment. This is painful and can cause damage to neighboring teeth, as well as injure nerves and the jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth result from either the last set of molars developing but failing to erupt — instead remaining encased in the jaw’s soft tissue — or from only partially erupting, creating a passageway for bacteria to get into the soft tissue.

What Are Common Complications Associated with Wisdom Teeth?

In an effort to avoid the pain and complications associated with impacted wisdom teeth and tooth misalignment, Lynnwood dentist Dr. Brent Robinson’s approach to your family’s ongoing dental healthcare plan will include the monitoring and removal of wisdom teeth. Typically, the earlier the need for wisdom teeth removal is identified, the better; early removal can prevent damage to neighboring healthy teeth, bone, gum tissue, nerves, and blood vessels.

FAQ

Does everyone need to get their wisdom teeth removed?
Some have the fortune of avoiding problems such as impacted wisdom teeth altogether, but in the worst cases, gum infections, jawbone cysts, and bone loss can occur. Therefore, Dr. Brent Robinson often recommends wisdom teeth removal.
At what age should I have my wisdom teeth removed?
Though there is no “right” age to have your wisdom teeth removed, the surgery and healing from it are much easier at a younger age. Wisdom teeth extraction is typically recommended between the ages of 12 and 25. Removal may become necessary if Dr. Brent Robinson sees potential for complications should the teeth begin to grow in.
Is wisdom teeth removal painful?
At Robinson Dental , we offer a multitude of comfortable options that make the removal of your wisdom teeth a calm and relaxing experience. Dr. Brent Robinson removes the teeth skillfully and gently, then provides medications and follow-up information that ensure a speedy, easy, pain-free recovery.

To learn more about our wisdom teeth removal services or to schedule a consultation, call Robinson Dental today at 425.778.1164.

COVID-19 UPDATE

On March 19, Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions on non-urgent medical and dental procedures so we can do our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and free up our protective equipment. The order applies to any non-urgent procedure that requires medical and dental. From now until May 18, 2020, all dental offices in Washington State must limit care to emergency treatment, including our practice. 


Please note that effective March 23rd, all elective dental appointments, including cleanings, between now and May 18th will need to be rescheduled. Please wait for our team to reach out to reschedule your appointment. Emergency care is any condition that, if delayed, is anticipated to cause harm to the patient within the next three months. Our goal is to see the fewest patients, keep you safe, pain-free, and healthy. If you are unsure if you have a true emergency please call Kelsey or Tamara at 425-778-1164 for help.


Thanks,

Brent Robinson and the Robinson Dental Team.