Tooth Extraction Northwoods – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Northwoods
When a tooth is seriously damaged, cosmetic repairs may no longer be an option. 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 extract teeth that are obstructing the movement or growth of other teeth.
- To remove a tooth that is deeply infected. Infected teeth can cause the immune system to weaken, so some cancer or organ donation patients may need to have infected teeth removed.
- Tooth extraction is commonly used to remove wisdom teeth that are impacted or growing incorrectly.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Northwoods
Oral Surgeons are responsible for the removal of wisdom teeth. 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. 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. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth. 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.
Removal of impacted or un-erupted wisdom teeth is often more complex than a regular tooth extraction; 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 Northwoods – Wisdom Tooth Removal Northwoods
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in Northwoods 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.