Wisdom teeth are molars. They erupt in the back corners (top and bottom) of the mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth usually erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.

Impacted wisdom teeth cause issues. Impacted wisdom teeth can be very painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: pain, inflammation, and some kinds of infections.

Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. The lack of four wisdom teeth does not hamper the ability to properly bite down, speak or eat.

Not ready yet for wisdom tooth extraction?
We get it, we’ll be ready when you are.

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Wisdom tooth removal: costs & insurance

Fees include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth and which type of anesthesia is best for you.

During your consultation appointment:

  • the surgeon will review your x-rays,
  • complete an examination
  • determine the best option for anesthesia, before an accurate estimate can be provided.

Insurance companies have different policies regarding the coverage rates for wisdom tooth procedures. Therefore, our office staff will help you obtain maximum insurance coverage for your treatment.

What if I have questions before surgery?

We encourage you to ask any questions you may have. If questions arise after your consultation, call our office (425) 823-4343 to speak to our patient care coordinators.


Because a wisdom tooth often partially emerges and/or comes in crooked, it stresses nearby teeth. Our Kirkland dentist identifies what potential problems you may encounter, consequently developing a plan to remedy.

Call our office or use this form to request a complimentary consultation with Kirkland Cornerstone Dental to discuss your needs regarding wisdom teeth.

7311 Northeast 141st Street
Suite 2
Kirkland, WA 98034-9703
Phone: (425) 823-4343
Email: info@kirklandcornerstonedental.com