When a tooth is extracted, it is removed permanently. A tooth may need to be extracted if it is diseased, has been subject to trauma, or if there is crowding in the mouth that is affecting surrounding teeth.
Wisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth, and are the last teeth to erupt. When there is not enough room in the mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth, these teeth may lead to pain, infection, or disease. Sometimes, a wisdom tooth grows sideways, is only partially erupted, or is trapped beneath the gum line. Wisdom teeth can be extracted to alleviate current discomfort, and to prevent future discomfort.
Our digital x-rays can quickly allow the dentist to see whether wisdom teeth are causing your discomfort, or may cause discomfort in the future. Wisdom tooth extraction is a very common procedure and can be completed in a single visit.
For your comfort, we offer gentle numbing procedures and post extraction instructions and care. After an extraction, the dentist can recommend the best option for you to restore your smile.