Tooth Extraction Webster Groves – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Webster Groves
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 extract teeth that are obstructing the movement or growth of other teeth.
- 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 Webster Groves
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. Because of the pain and difficulty the tooth may present if it remains, extraction is typically recommended. 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 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. An oral surgeon is commonly in charge of overseeing the procedure and the tooth removal.
Tooth Extraction Webster Groves – Wisdom Tooth Removal Webster Groves
If you’re currently dealing with tooth pain, and you believe extraction is a service you need, our family dentistry in Webster Groves 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.