Tooth Extraction Olivette – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Olivette
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 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 remove extra teeth that block other teeth from emerging.
- 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 Olivette
Wisdom tooth removal is an extraction procedure commonly performed by an oral (maxillofacial) surgeon. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that emerge, typically during adolescence or a person’s early twenties. 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. Commonly, a wisdom tooth may fail to emerge fully into position. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth. 70% of adults have to deal with impacted wisdom teeth.
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. 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 Olivette – Wisdom Tooth Removal Olivette
If you’re currently dealing with tooth pain, and you believe extraction is a service you need, our family dentistry in Olivette 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.