Tooth Extractions An Overview
A tooth extraction may be recommended for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons being:
- Overcrowded tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Impacted tooth
- A decayed tooth that cannot be saved
Smile Dental Group offers a wide range of general dentistry treatment, including tooth extractions. We work closely with our patients to ensure they fully understand their treatment options and what that treatment may entail. Tooth extractions are typically performed under local anesthetic. However, for patients with a dental fear or younger patients, we offer a complete range of sedation options to achieve optimal comfort.
Our team of dentists at Smile Dental Group works with patients of all ages to address their dental needs. Whether you are in need of wisdom teeth extraction, simple tooth extraction, or complex tooth extraction, we work with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are met.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth typically erupt in the late teens or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed; in other cases, the wisdom teeth will need to be removed to protect the integrity of the remaining teeth and avoid future dental complications.
Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if one or more of these four conditions occur:
- Overcrowded teeth that cause the teeth to shift
- An infection
- Tooth or jaw pain due to wisdom teeth
- Impacted teeth
We recommend that patients visit our office at least twice a year for a routine dental exam. During the dental exam, our team can examine the teeth and determine if wisdom tooth removal is deemed necessary.