Tooth Extraction Sunset Hills – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Sunset Hills
When a tooth is seriously damaged, cosmetic repairs may no longer be an option. 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.
- To remove wisdom teeth which have become impacted.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Sunset Hills
Wisdom tooth removal is an extraction procedure commonly performed by an oral (maxillofacial) surgeon. Wisdom teeth are most commonly an issue during a person’s early 20’s. 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, 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. 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 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.
Wisdom teeth removal is far more complex than regular tooth extraction procedures; 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 Sunset Hills – Wisdom Tooth Removal Sunset Hills
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in Sunset Hills 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.