Tooth Extraction Hazelwood – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hazelwood
When a tooth is damaged to the extent that a filling, crown, or other treatment is not enough to fix it, that tooth may need to be removed, or extracted. In most cases, a general dentist can perform simple tooth extractions with a local anesthetic, while an oral (maxillofacial) surgeon performs more complex extractions, such as wisdom tooth removal. If you’re dealing with a damaged tooth, our team can help you decide whether tooth extraction is needed. 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 extract teeth that are obstructing the movement or growth of other teeth.
- Removal of teeth that are severely infected. Infected teeth can cause serious infections throughout the body if not removed.
- To remove wisdom teeth which have become impacted.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hazelwood
Wisdom teeth extraction requires the assistance of an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are most commonly an issue during a person’s early 20’s. In many cases, wisdom teeth may fail to emerge fully and are said to be impacted. When this happens, most dentists or oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction. 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 begin development at a young age, and typically surface around age 20. It is quite common for wisdom teeth to fail to emerge and cause issues within the jaw and gum line. When this happens, the wisdom tooth is said to be impacted. Roughly seventy percent of adults will experience at least one impacted wisdom tooth during their lifetime.
Wisdom teeth become impacted for several different reasons. The primary reason is that there is simply not enough room in a person’s jaw to accommodate another molar. If a wisdom tooth is obstructed from emerging, it will have to be removed. In all of these cases, the wisdom tooth must be removed.
Removal of impacted or un-erupted wisdom teeth is often more complex than a regular tooth extraction; in fact, it usually requires a surgical procedure for which most patients prefer to be sedated or under general anesthesia. 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 Hazelwood – Wisdom Tooth Removal Hazelwood
If you’re currently dealing with tooth pain, and you believe extraction is a service you need, our family dentistry in Hazelwood can help. Our team is comprised of talented and caring dentists and oral hygienists who will place your needs first. Call our team now at (314)-361-1818 to schedule your appointment.