Pulling a Tooth (Tooth Extraction)
A dental extraction (having a tooth pulled) is the removal of tooth from the bone.
Extractions are performed for many reasons, including…
- decay leading to dental abscess
- periodontal disease
- wisdom teeth.
Most patients prefer I.V. Sedation for their extractions.
Here at Advance Dentistry, we have over 40 years of dental extraction and tooth removal experience.
We couple that level of expertise with a compassionate commitment to each patient’s comfort and peace of mind.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth are also referred to as “third molars” because they are located in the very back of the mouth behind the second molars. Some people can accommodate the eruption of all 4 wisdom teeth with no problem, but there is typically not enough space in the mouth for them to erupt. The inadequate space in that area of the mouth can cause wisdom teeth to become impacted in the soft tissue and/or the jawbone. The teeth can be fully impacted or partially impacted, likely causing problems including pain, crowding, damage to surrounding teeth, and infection. Fully impacted teeth, if not addressed, can cause the formation of cysts. If the wisdom teeth partially emerge, openings surrounding the tooth can allow bacteria to enter, causing infection. Infection can result in pain, swelling, tooth decay, jaw stiffness, and illness.
In order to avoid any of these problems, we recommend having wisdom teeth removed before the root has fully developed (late teenage years or early twenties).
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