Tooth ExtractionsAn Overview
Tooth extraction may be necessary for severely damaged teeth that can not be treated with a root canal. A tooth extraction is usually the last resort for damaged, impacted or severely decayed teeth. Our goal at Smile Artists is to address dental concerns with conservative, effective methods in hopes to restore health back to the smile.
When a tooth extraction is deemed necessary, your dentist will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including dental sedation options for your comfort. If the tooth needs to be replaced to maintain your oral health, we offer a range of tooth replacement options including dental implants.
Tooth Extractions: Wisdom Tooth Removal
For impacted wisdom teeth, tooth extraction may be recommended. Wisdom teeth may develop incorrectly, which may cause overcrowding, discomfort, or pain. Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they are trapped beneath the gum tissue and bone, become impacted, partially erupt, or grow in sideways. In advanced cases, impacted wisdom teeth may even cause an infection that can spread to the bone. Wisdom teeth removal is usually performed on patients in their late teens and early twenties.