Oral Surgery / Extractions
Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth, it is typically our last resort when it comes to damaged or decayed teeth. We always recommend saving your natural teeth through fillings, root canals and crowns, but if these treatments are no longer an option, it’s time to extract. Extractions are necessary when the decay or fractures are so extensive that other types of procedures will not be able to save the tooth any longer.
Once a tooth is extracted, it is best to find a way to replace that tooth, either with dental implants, bridges or partial dentures.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Widsom teeth are third molars that appear between the ages of 16 and 25, all the way in the back of the mouth. It is usually recommended to extract them for a variety of reasons:
- They are impacted in the bone or gums, which causes pain or issues with the teeth in front of them
- They are hard to keep clean because they are so far back and are often prone to decay
- The mouth often does not have room for them, so when they start to come in, it is painful and makes your other teeth crowded.
If you are experiencing pain from your wisdom teeth, contact us to schedule a free consultation.