Comfortable wisdom tooth extractions for teens and adults
At Spokane Family Smiles, we prioritize making the wisdom tooth removal process as simple and comfortable as possible. We offer a number of sedation options and can perform the procedure right here at our Spokane Valley office.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the molars at the very back of your mouth. While completely natural, wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems, including pain, misalignment, or increased risk of tooth decay. While you can remove your wisdom teeth at any point in your life, it’s easiest to remove them as a teenager.
When is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?
- Your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or discomfort
- Crowded teeth are causing a misaligned bite
- When it becomes difficult to brush or floss due to your wisdom teeth
An individualized approach to wisdom teeth removal
“For adults and children alike, we prefer to keep wisdom teeth intact if it seems like you won’t experience any problems in the future. But for most teens and adults, overcrowding can make extraction necessary. We’ll help you understand what’s best for you and your family.”
Wisdom teeth extraction at Spokane Family Smiles
What to expect
- We’ll always begin by ensuring that wisdom teeth extraction is the best choice for you. Together we’ll decide if now is the right time to move forward with treatment.
- Sedation options are usually best when removing wisdom teeth
- We’ll ensure your mouth is completely numb. We don’t want you to feel a thing!
- Once we extract your teeth, we’ll provide aftercare instructions to ensure your recovery goes smoothly and comfortably.
Treatment recommendations you can trust
Dr. Shumway believes that patients are the best judge of whether or not they should move forward with treatment. We’ll always put the decision in your hands, supporting you and explaining expected outcomes, costs, and all other details so you can make the best choice for you and your family.
Dr. Shumway is the best dentist I have been to in my 67 year old life. I feel very comfortable being in his care and I am deathly afraid of dentists.
This was an outstanding experience and I could not have left happier. Excellent service. Would recommend them to friends, family, and anyone looking for a dentist.
These guys are awesome! They took good care of me and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I will be coming back!
Dr. Shumway and his staff are fantastic! They really go the extra mile to make sure you are getting all your dental needs and to make sure you are comfortable.
More knowledgeable, helpful, and honest than any other dentist I’ve been to. I will be recommending Dr. Shumway at Spokane Family Smiles to anyone who asks.
I cracked an old filling and it was loose. Dr Shumway was able to get me in at the beginning of the next week. Employees are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them.
Very grateful to have Dr. Shumway as my dentist. Friendly staff and a great experience every time.
Spokane Family Smiles is an excellent dental experience! The staff is so friendly and always remembers my name and family. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
You know you are part of the family from the first appointment. Dr. Shumway and his staff will continue to be the place for me and my family for the foreseeable future.
The entire staff is wonderful. I was amazed at how comfortable they made me feel! I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially someone who is fearful of dental work.
When it comes to making dreams come true with your teeth, they are the Walt Disney of Dentistry. Choosing Spokane Family Smiles will be the best decision you can make for your mouth.
By far the best dentist I have experienced. He makes sure you’re always comfortable and explains what he is doing every step of the way.
The whole staff is very nice. Dr. Shumway always makes sure you’re comfortable and is really good at explaining what he is doing.
Absolutely one of the best dentist offices I have been to. The appointment went smoothly and I was kept well informed of what was going on and if there were any issues.
Always a pleasure to visit. Very friendly, warm, and inviting. Very pleased with the dentist and the staff there. They keep me in tip top shape when it comes to my teeth.
I contacted Dr. Shumway on a Saturday and he returned my call personally. He offered to see me in one hour even though his offices were closed. This is ‘above and beyond’ patient care.
IV and Oral Sedation
We offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable and positive experience no matter the treatment you receive.
We stand behind our work. Quality materials and techniques are key for long lasting restorations. Ask our team about our treatment guarantee.
Common wisdom tooth removal questions
Do teenagers need to have their wisdom teeth removed?
While not all teenagers must have their wisdom teeth removed, if they are experiencing pain or if we determine they will eventually have to be removed, we might recommend it.
Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?
We take your comfort seriously throughout wisdom tooth extraction treatment. We’ll always ensure you’re completely numb prior to treatment. After treatment, usually the first 2-3 days are uncomfortable and then the pain will begin to decrease.
Smile Care Dental Savings Plan
A great option for those without dental insurance! Our dental savings plan is designed to help you and your family save significantly on preventive and restorative services.
Membership includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays, as well as significantly reduced fees for restorative and surgical procedures.
Benefits of membership run for 12 months.
No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or denial of claims.
We accept most insurance plans
Unsure if we accept your plan? Reach out to our team! We’ll help you determine coverage so you can make the right financial decision for your family.
For those without insurance, we offer several payment options, including CareCredit and our office savings program.