Wisdom Teeth Specialist

Krumly Dental Care

Nabil Al Krumly, DDS, MS.

Cosmetic Dentist located in Seattle, WA

Approximately 85% of Americans wind up having their wisdom teeth removed. For those living in the Seattle, Washington area, Dr. Nabil Al Krumly offers expert wisdom teeth extraction with a gentle touch and a relaxing bedside manner. Call or schedule an appointment online for a wisdom tooth consultation with Dr. Krumly today.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

When Dr. Krumly identifies impacted wisdom teeth, it means that your third molars have not erupted correctly. This means that the teeth have either not grown in the correct direction or not fully emerged from your gums. This could be because you don’t have enough room in your jaw to accommodate these new teeth or because they grow out of correct alignment.

Why are wisdom teeth removed?

If your wisdom teeth erupt incorrectly, you can end up experiencing a variety of dental issues like:

  • Overcrowding issues
  • Potential damage to the neighboring teeth
  • Difficult to keep clean and prevent cavities

Ultimately, wisdom teeth removal is a preventive measure to protect your long-term dental health. Dr. Krumly is committed to preserving the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums. If removing your wisdom teeth will keep your other teeth in correct alignment and stop the spread of decay, he will recommend extraction.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

There is no set age for wisdom teeth removal. They typically erupt in late adolescence or early adulthood. If Dr. Krumly identifies an issue that indicates removal, you should schedule your extraction at your earliest convenience to avoid compromising your dental health.

What happens during wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Krumly uses the most advanced dental technology and numbing agents to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you. In most cases, after numbing you thoroughly, he is able to wiggle the teeth loose and remove them from the sockets. In cases where your wisdom teeth are more severely impacted, he may need to cut into your gums and remove your wisdom teeth in pieces. Whatever method is used, Dr. Krumly has extensive experience in removing wisdom teeth and provides exceptional aftercare.

What are dry sockets?

In some cases, patients may lose the blood clot in the wisdom tooth socket too early in the healing process. If this happens you’ll experience an ache in the back of your jaw and ears. If this happens, call Krumly Dental Care for a follow-up appointment for Dr. Krumly to treat the issue and provide pain relief.