At Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry, we believe in preventing dental problems with general dental care. This means we help you do everything possible to prevent oral health problems. There are still times though when teeth need to be extracted. Examples of conditions for extraction include severe pain, major infection due to extensive decay, teeth broken at the gum line, impacted teeth. Removal of a tooth is usually a last resort, however we always suggest replacing the missing tooth when appropriate in order to eliminate or lessen the problems that can arise with missing teeth. One such obvious problem is your smile. Your appearance does not need to be compromised with tooth removal. It is also important that you retain the ability to chew your food properly.
For the most part, tooth extractions are routine. They are performed with care and concern for your comfort. We know that the idea of having a tooth pulled can cause anxiety, but rest assured that your dentist will make sure that your extraction goes as smooth as possible. Teeth having only one root are usually the simplest to remove while back teeth may take a little longer since they have up to three and sometimes four roots. Impacted teeth also may take longer to remove. Your dentist will discuss with you any complications that can be foreseen.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
After childhood is over the last four teeth begin to erupt. These are called the wisdom teeth and usually make their appearance in the late teens or early twenties. Sometimes they come in easily. More likely you will experience some pain with their eruption. An examination of the area can determine how likely you are to experience problems with your wisdom teeth. It can also help the dentist decide when the best time to take action for removal of the teeth is. Wisdom teeth have a tendency to come in at all angles causing pain as they butt up against the neighboring tooth. They can also push other teeth out of alignment causing your bite to change. Early diagnosis and treatment of problems will have the least impact on the surrounding tissues and other teeth.
If you are in need of tooth extraction, you will find gentle hands awaiting you at Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry. Your comfort is our concern so that tooth extraction does not need to be one of yours. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.