Tooth Extraction Crestwood – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Crestwood
When a cosmetic repair isn’t capable of fulling of restoring a tooth, tooth extraction may need to be considered. Common tooth extractions can be performed by a general dentist, where more extensive tooth removals such as wisdom teeth removal requires the assistance of an oral surgeon. If you’re currently considering tooth extraction as an option, our team can be of assistance. Call Doctor Cutrona and our oral hygienist team at (314)-361-1818.
Here are some of the most common reasons a tooth may need to be extracted:
- To remove extra teeth that block other teeth from emerging.
- To remove a tooth that is deeply infected. Infected teeth can cause serious infections throughout the body if not removed.
- Tooth extraction is commonly used to remove wisdom teeth that are impacted or growing incorrectly.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Crestwood
Wisdom teeth extraction requires the assistance of an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that emerge, typically during adolescence or a person’s early twenties. It often happens that wisdom teeth emerge in incorrect positions and cause pain and then subsequently have to be removed. Because of the pain and difficulty the tooth may present if it remains, extraction is typically recommended. Some of the most common issues brought on by wisdom tooth impaction include:
- The impacted tooth causes other teeth to shift position
- Possible sinus function issues and congestion
- Jaw pain
- Bone loss
- Gum irritation
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to develop at age 10 and may surface through a person’s twenties. Commonly, a wisdom tooth may fail to emerge fully into position. When this happens, the wisdom tooth is said to be impacted. 70% of adults have to deal with impacted wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth become impacted for several different reasons. The main reason is that as teeth grow in, the available space in the jaw gets smaller, which means wisdom teeth, the last to grow in, have very little space to grow into. In some cases, a wisdom tooth is obstructed from fully emerging by other teeth, or because the wisdom tooth comes in at an angle. In all of these cases, the wisdom tooth must be removed.
Wisdom teeth removal is far more complex than regular tooth extraction procedures; it typically requires patients to be sedated during the procedure. While some general dentists have the advanced training necessary to perform an impacted wisdom tooth extraction, in most cases the patient will need to visit an oral surgeon.
Tooth Extraction Crestwood – Wisdom Tooth Removal Crestwood
If you’re currently dealing with tooth pain, and you believe extraction is a service you need, our family dentistry in Crestwood can help. Our team is comprised of highly trained and qualified dentists and oral hygienists, and we can help you get the exact dental care you deserve. Call our team now at (314)-361-1818 to schedule your appointment.