Tooth Extraction Woodson Terrace – Wisdom Tooth Extraction Woodson Terrace
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’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 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 Woodson Terrace
Wisdom teeth extraction requires the assistance of an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth emerge last. 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, 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. An oral surgeon is commonly in charge of overseeing the procedure and the tooth removal.
Tooth Extraction Woodson Terrace – Wisdom Tooth Removal Woodson Terrace
If tooth extraction is a service you require, our family dentistry in Woodson Terrace 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.