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Neal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Meridian

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Contact Neal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Meridian
Phone Number
(206) 363-3010
Address
11011 Meridian Ave N
Seattle, WA
98133

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Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. Neal & Leonard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Surgery offers wisdom tooth removal in Seattle and Kirkland Wa These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure. With an oral examination and state of the art imaging, one of our surgeons can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and determine if there are any existing or potential future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or surgeon. Surgery is performed at this site. To see if this provider is board certified go to abgd.org.
Contact Neal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Meridian
Phone Number
(206) 363-3010
Address
11011 Meridian Ave N
Seattle, WA
98133