Bellevue Oral Surgeon
They say with age comes wisdom, and more specifically wisdom teeth. Between the ages of 17 and 21, your last two pairs of molars called wisdom teeth will emerge at the back of your mouth. If you’re like most people, you will probably need one, some or all these teeth removed. At Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’ve established ourselves as the leading oral surgeon in Bellevue by making compassionate care our motto. Our caring, capable staff is very attentive to the comfort of our patients so you can rest assured we make your visit and procedures as pleasant as possible.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually develop when you’re in your late teens. These teeth, which are the last ones to emerge, and in the case of many individuals, wisdom teeth are unable to grow in correctly. In fact, these last molars serve little to no purpose for chewing or speaking. They often become trapped in your jaw or under your gums, becoming what dentists call impacted teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a lot of discomfort and possibly some concerns for your oral health. At Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our very capable practitioner, Dr. Kyle Smith, will assess the development of your wisdom teeth to see if an extraction is necessary. But don’t fret if it is, Dr. Smith has established himself as a leading oral surgeon in Bellevue by keeping his patients’ comfort the top priority.
There have been many advances in modern dentistry and dental anesthetics in recent years, rendering as entirely outdated many popular (and mistaken) notions. Procedures such as root canals and extractions have often been thought of as difficult or painful, but rather they address the underlying causes of toothache, pain, swelling and infection, relieving pain and eradicating infection – all while the patient is at ease and in comfort. The pain that’s caused by impacted wisdom teeth can be significantly more unpleasant than the procedure to correct and alleviate the condition. If that knowledge isn’t enough to put you at ease, we also offer a full range of sedation options to ensure your experience at our office is made as comfortable as possible.
As a leading oral surgeon in Bellevue, it’s our goal to provide you with the individualized attention you deserve. Our compassionate staff will make sure you are fully informed, at ease and comfortable during every visit to our office. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.