Extractions/Wisdom Teeth

Extractions and Wisdom Tooth Removal

Whenever a tooth has attained too much damage that treatments like filling or crown are n’t enough, that affected tooth must be extracted or removed. In many cases, a simple tooth extraction can be done by a general dentist using a local anesthesia, while oral surgeons are the ones who will perform complex tooth extractions like wisdom tooth extraction. Below is a list of common reasons as to why a tooth has to be removed or extracted:

  • To take out an extra tooth that’s blocking other teeth from spring
  • To take out an extra tooth that’s causing a crooked smile or bite or making space for teeth that need orthodontic treatment
  • To extract a tooth that is too infected as tooth infection can weaken the immune system, so cancer patients or organ donations recipients may have to remove an infected tooth
  • To take out impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure that’s commonly done by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon. Wisdom teeth are thelast set of molars to grow; it normally emerges during adolescence or early twenties. There are cases where the wisdom teeth don’t fully emerge and is said to be impacted. If there is an impacted wisdom tooth, most dental professionals will recommend extraction of the wisdom tooth.

Below are common problems that an impacted wisdom tooth brings:

  • The impacted wisdom tooth causes other teeth to change position
  • Probable sinus function problems and congestion
  • Gum irritation
  • Infection
  • Jaw pain
  • Bone loss

Wisdom tooth removal is a procedure that’s more complex compared to extraction of normal teeth, and patients are normally sedated for this procedure.

Our team at Del Mar Highlands Dentistry has the skills and capability to perform extraction and wisdom tooth removal. Out dental professionals can provide fast and efficient work. Just contact us at (858) 350-1005 for more information or if you want to set for an appointment.

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