Tooth Extraction St. Ann – Wisdom Tooth Extraction St. Ann
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. 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 extract teeth that are obstructing the movement or growth of other teeth.
- To remove a tooth that is deeply infected. Infected teeth can cause serious infections throughout the body if not removed.
- To remove wisdom teeth which have become impacted.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction St. Ann
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. 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. 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 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.
Wisdom teeth removal is far more complex than regular tooth extraction procedures; 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 St. Ann – Wisdom Tooth Removal St. Ann
If you’re currently dealing with tooth pain, and you believe extraction is a service you need, our family dentistry in St. Ann can help. 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.