Tooth Extraction Overland – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Overland
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 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 remove extra teeth that block other teeth from emerging.
- Removal of teeth that are severely 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 Overland
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. 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.
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. 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; 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 Overland – Wisdom Tooth Removal Overland
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in Overland 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.