Youngs Family Dentistry

(253) 839-0660

30821 14th Avenue S. | Federal Way, WA 98003

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during your late teens to early twenties. For some people, the wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to grow in naturally. More often, these teeth cause problems as they come in at an angle, emerge partially or emerge unevenly. When teeth are impacted (tilted), the pressure can cause structural damage to the jaw and other teeth. Even when wisdom teeth come in properly, they are often difficult to brush and floss, and can harbor bacteria.

If you’ve been recommended for wisdom teeth extractions, you will be happy to hear that Dr. Lee is able to perform many procedures in-office, saving you time and money. For patients with more complicated cases, Dr. Lee also has a skilled network of specialists to whom he can entrust your treatment.