Tooth Extraction St. Louis County – Wisdom Tooth Extraction St. Louis County
When a cosmetic repair isn’t capable of fulling of restoring a tooth, tooth extraction may need to be considered. 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’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.
- Removal of teeth that are severely infected. Infected teeth can cause serious infections throughout the body if not removed.
- Tooth extraction is commonly used to remove wisdom teeth that are impacted or growing incorrectly.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction St. Louis County
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. 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; in fact, it usually requires a surgical procedure for which most patients prefer to be sedated or under general anesthesia. An oral surgeon is commonly in charge of overseeing the procedure and the tooth removal.
Tooth Extraction St. Louis County – Wisdom Tooth Removal St. Louis County
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in St. Louis County 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.