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Dental Specialties Northwest is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction


Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Your wisdom teeth extraction is the last of your molars to grow in. Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Some people never get wisdom teeth while others have no problems with them. However, in some cases, wisdom teeth may need to be removed.

Below are a Few Reasons you May Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth can’t break through the gum and are unable to erupt normally. In some cases, the wisdom tooth or teeth may only be partially impacted. Sometimes, impacted teeth are only discovered during dental checkups, as there are usually no symptoms. The angle of the tooth can also cause impacted teeth.

Small Mouth

If your jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate your third set of molars, you might need to have them extracted. Only Dental Specialties Northwest can determine if your molars need to go.

Angled Teeth

All teeth can grow in at an angle, but especially wisdom teeth. If they grow in sideways, most dentists recommend wisdom teeth extraction for a healthier smile.

Gum Disease

Molars are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Wisdom teeth are even more troublesome. If Dr. Spoor, Dr. Ansong or Dr. Sweeney detect gum disease under your wisdom teeth, extraction is vital before more damage occurs.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Benefits

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Thorough Oral Hygiene

When molars go it is much easier to clean your entire mouth, especially your remaining molars.

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No Pain When Chewing

Wisdom teeth can cause problems with chewing. You can even accidentally bite your gums or cheek. Removal makes life much more comfortable.

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Protect Your Teeth

Removing your wisdom teeth protects your remaining teeth from further damage.

How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Works

If Dental Specialties Northwest recommends extraction, some type of sedation will be used. Once sedated, the team will remove the tooth or teeth. This may require incisions and stitches that will remain in place for about two weeks.

After your surgery, your postoperative instructions will be given and reviewed with a written copy for you to take home.



For more information regarding wisdom teeth removal, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dental Specialties Northwest today.