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Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Auburn, WA

Kent Auburn Oral Surgery – Auburn WA

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

Although most people develop and grow 32 permanent adult teeth, many times their jaws are too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from erupting they are called impacted. This indicates their inability to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.

Side-by-side images of a mouth X-ray showing impacted teeth and a digital graphic highlighting impacted teeth

Do You Need Relief from Wisdom Tooth Pain?

Don’t suffer any longer! Dr. Feider can gently extract wisdom teeth to prevent future complications.

Call us: 253-833-9524

Types Of Impactions

We will need to see you for a consultation to determine if you will benefit from wisdom tooth removal. A special x-ray of your mouth and jaws (panorex) will be taken to determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted, if there is room for them to erupt, and how difficult it will be to have them removed.

  • Soft Tissue Impaction: There is not enough room to allow the gum tissue to retract for adequate cleaning of the tooth.
  • Partial Bony Impaction: There is enough space to allow the wisdom tooth to partially erupt. However, the tooth cannot function properly in the chewing process, and creates cleaning problems, among others.
  • Complete Bony Impaction: There is NO space for the tooth to erupt. It remains embedded in the jaw bone or if even partially visible requires complex surgical techniques for removal.The impacted wisdom tooth may also be in an unusual position and difficult to remove. This situation can also arise when the shape or size of the jaw bone and other facial structures make removal of this tooth significantly more complex.
A representation of a wisdom tooth impacted by soft tissueSoft Tissue
An example of a wisdom tooth with a partial bony impactionPartial Bony
An illustration of a wisdom tooth completely impacted by boneComplete Bony

Kent Auburn Oral Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 4 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Review By Elycia B

I was so incredibly nervous and scared for my wisdom teeth removal. When I got to the office for my procedure I shared how I was feeling and the staff was so kind and helped calm me down and make me feel as comfortable as possible. Once I woke up they were patient and made sure I was okay before helping me to my car. Not only did they give very detailed aftercare instructions on paper, they shared it with my partner who drove me to and from to take care of me. I am so happy I chose Dr. Feider and his team to do this procedure, I would highly recommend to anyone in need of oral surgery!!

- Elycia B

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Patient Review By Jamie E

Michele was so nice to me after my surgery. I don’t know how she was able to understand me with all the gauze in my mouth. Hopefully I didn’t annoy her too much hahah.

- Jamie E

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Patient Review By Vicki P

Last summer one of our twins (both now 17) had their wisdom teeth removed (in Kent) and this year the other twin (in Auburn). With each of my kids Dr. Feider was fantastic at setting expectations for them on the experience and options. He focused his attention on them! Both of my kids elected NOT to be under anesthesia which as a parent was very important to me that they got to choose based on their comfort level! Thank you Dr. Feider and Staff for your caring and professional demeanor! Both my kids sailed through the procedure with no issues and recovered quickly! As a side note, this year with COVID, they have also made everything very safe for their patients and themselves with how they are managing interactions and contact, but not at the expense of the care and service they offer! WELL DONE!

- Vicki P

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Patient Review By Kaitlyn and Lily H

My daughters needed their wisdom teeth extractions on the same day. Dr. Fieder and staff were very accommodating. The staff verbally reviewed post op. instructions and we were sent home with written instructions. We diligently followed the instructions and the extraction site healed quickly without discomfort. Everyone was friendly and informative it was a great experience and we appreciate the care they gave us.

- Kaitlyn and Lily H

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