Tooth Extraction Velda Village – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Velda Village
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. 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 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 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 Velda Village
Wisdom teeth extraction requires the assistance of an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth emerge last. It often happens that wisdom teeth emerge in incorrect positions and cause pain and then subsequently have to be removed. 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. When this happens, the wisdom tooth is said to be impacted. 70% of adults have to deal with impacted wisdom teeth.
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. 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; 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 Velda Village – Wisdom Tooth Removal Velda Village
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in Velda Village 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.