Why Extractions Are Necessary
Common Reasons for Tooth Removal
The most common reason for tooth extractions is the improper growth of wisdom teeth. When these third molars erupt during a patient’s late teens or early 20s, extraction may be necessary if they are causing oral health problems as they grow in. Beyond this, tooth extraction is often required to prepare for an orthodontic or surgical procedure, like a dental implant. If a tooth is infected and cannot be saved by root canal therapy, or if you are suffering from advanced Gum Disease/Periodontitis, extraction may be the beginning of your restorative care.
Problematic Wisdom Teeth
Do I Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom teeth are the last four molars in our mouth, which typically erupt between the ages of 17-25. While wisdom teeth are a natural part of our growth, many people do not have enough space in their mouths for this last set of molars. Sometimes wisdom teeth often grow improperly causing overcrowding in your teeth. This can result in damage to your bite and force your teeth to shift, also they may cause damage to jawbone and nerves. Many times wisdom teeth are unable to fully erupt from the gum. Wisdom teeth don’t always require extraction, but if you have symptoms like # redness and swelling around the tooth #jaw pain # difficulty in opening your mouth and schedule a consultation with us!
Signs & Symptoms of
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When a wisdom tooth cannot fully erupt from the gums, this is known as impaction. The symptoms of impaction include redness and swelling around the tooth, jaw pain, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, or difficulty opening your mouth. If you notice these symptoms call us right away we’ll see if an extraction may be right for you.
What to Expect
The Tooth Extraction Process
When you come in for extraction, the dentist will begin by cleaning and numbing your mouth. Then, a specialized tool called a dental elevator is used to loosen the tooth in its socket. After this, the tooth is gently pulled out by its root using forceps. The area is then cleaned and disinfected again, and sutured shut. This process typically takes only about 5 minutes per tooth, and our advanced numbing agents ensure that you feel no anxiety or discomfort throughout the entire process. Dentists will be When you come in for an extraction, dentists will begin by cleaning and explaining precautions to be taken after extraction and things to expect.