Tooth Extraction University City – Wisdom Tooth Extraction University City
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 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.
- 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.
- To remove wisdom teeth which have become impacted.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction University City
Oral Surgeons are responsible for the removal of wisdom teeth. 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 begin development at a young age, and typically surface around age 20. 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. 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; it typically requires patients to be sedated during the procedure. An oral surgeon is commonly in charge of overseeing the procedure and the tooth removal.
Tooth Extraction University City – Wisdom Tooth Removal University City
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in University City can assist you. 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.