At Smiles dentistry we do all we can to save your tooth; extraction is our last resort! However, if the tooth was extremely damaged and is beyond repairing with any treatments, then removing it is unavoidable and perhaps is healthier for the overall health of your mouth and body. Some of the most common reasons for tooth extractions include:
- Having extra teeth that block the proper growth of other teeth.
- When baby teeth don’t fall in time and prevent the growth of permanent ones.
- wisdom teeth that are decayed, infected or cause pain to the patient.
We make sure the extraction is quick, gentle and pain-free. We preserve the socket and apply bone graft material to preserve its shape and bone structure. This allows for a natural and smooth tooth implantation if the patient decides to go for an implant wether immediately or at some later time.
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are the last permanent teeth to erupt in the mouth in during late teens or early twenties. It is estimated that over 80% of people struggle with wisdom teeth issues. Some of the most common problems that require the removal of wisdom teeth include:
- Impacted wisdom teeth, meaning the teeth did not erupt straight and full. They emerge partially which can distort your bite, cause decay and even damage surrounding tissues and nerves.
- angled wisdom teeth, meaning wisdom teeth emerge into your mouth at an angle which ruins the alignment of your smile and bite.
At Smiles Dentistry, we recommend you and your family members have your wisdom teeth assessed as early as possible to make sure we expertly examine them before causing any issues. We also perform our extraction procedures with zero discomfort using local anesthesia (using sedation/laughing gas for anxiety if needed). We also educate our patients about all the post-procedure care required.