Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extraction

When tooth extraction is required:

  1. The dentist will make an incision into the supporting gums and gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it.

  2. The dentist removes the tooth; if the tooth is hard to pull, it may come out in pieces.

  3. The dentist stitches up the site, and it is allowed it to heal.

During this time, you should think about a tooth replacement option. An extracted tooth leaves an open area in the jaw, which, in time, allows the neighboring teeth to drift into space that the extracted tooth occupied, provoking a disruption to the surrounding teeth.

If you are considering placing an implant in the future, you should consider asking your dentist to place a bone graft at the time of surgery to preserve the bone width and height.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn't enough space to surface or come through in the wrong position.

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically appear around a person's mid-twenties but can erupt much later. If the wisdom teeth don't have enough space, symptoms can occur. The wisdom teeth may only partially erupt or might not come through at all. Dentists designate wisdom teeth 'impacted' if they are wholly or partly blocked from eruption into the mouth. The tooth may lie at an angle and remain tipped against an adjacent tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems like pain and swelling; The mouth could ache when stretched open wide, or it may be challenging to open your mouth. Tenderness when chewing and biting may occur. Earaches may develop from the spread of pain in the mouth. Symptoms may be intermittent but can begin anytime without warning. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is best to get treatment 'usually removal' as soon as possible to avoid potentially expensive and painful complications.

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