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Is wisdom teeth removal considered surgery?

Wisdom teeth are redundant, meaning you don’t need them for aesthetics or function. They come in at the back of the mouth—two at the top and two at the bottom—long after adult teeth and can cause problems. When this happens, your dentist typically recommends extraction.

The oral health issues that may accompany wisdom teeth include:Woman during wisdom tooth removal survey in Seattle, WA

  • Partial eruption, leaving you susceptible to infection
  • Pushing on adjacent teeth, causing pain
  • Position making brushing and cleaning difficult

Wisdom teeth extraction in Seattle is considered oral surgery. However, we utilize a gentle approach and always consider your comfort. Additionally, we provide sedation options to help those who are feeling anxious.

Our sedation dentistry options include nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Nitrous is a safe and short-acting gas that provides comfort and detachment so you can get the dental care you need. Oral sedation means you take a pill prior to your procedure. This pill allows you to participate in your care by following instructions, but you may not remember your extractions.

Your Seattle, WA dentist may recommend one option or a combination of therapies depending on your needs.

For Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Seattle, Contact Us

If you’re looking for gentle wisdom teeth extraction, or if you would like an evaluation, contact Phinney Ridge Dental to get started.

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