Tooth Extraction Maplewood – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Maplewood
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 believe tooth extraction is a service you need, our team can help. 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 Maplewood
Wisdom teeth extraction requires the assistance of an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth emerge last. In many cases, wisdom teeth may fail to emerge fully and are said to be impacted. 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. 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.
A wisdom tooth may become impacted for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that there is simply not enough room in a person’s jaw to accommodate another molar. 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. An oral surgeon is commonly in charge of overseeing the procedure and the tooth removal.
Tooth Extraction Maplewood – Wisdom Tooth Removal Maplewood
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in Maplewood can assist you. 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.