Your Choice for Tooth Extractions on 17th Avenue SW
Here at West 17th Avenue Dental Care, we offer the convenience of tooth extraction when it becomes necessary or recommended.
Why Do Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
From Wisdom teeth extractions to single tooth extractions, there are times when a tooth simply must be removed. Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. Either due to decay, gum disease, a fracture beyond what we can repair, overcrowding of teeth in the mouth, badly positioned teeth, trauma, or infection, sometimes teeth extraction cannot be avoided. A typical example of a poorly positioned tooth that often requires extraction is the ‘third molar’ or wisdom tooth.
Do You Suffer Fear or Anxiety at the Thought of A Tooth Extraction?
For most people, the thought of having their teeth extracted induces fear and anxiety. At West 17th Avenue Dental Care we are here to help you feel comfortable throughout your appointment. Our experienced team will complete a thorough examination of your mouth, which includes digital x-rays that are used to help diagnose the type of teeth removal you require. Every case is different, and after the tooth is extracted, your dentist will review with you what to expect and provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth. For those who suffer fear and anxiety, we are pleased to offer Sedation Dentistry so you can get the care you need.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they’re spotted on X-rays.
Most people have to have them removed for one of the following reasons:
- They’re impacted. Because they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.
- They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
- Your mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
- You have cavities or gum disease. You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.
To learn more about tooth extractions, we invite you to contact our office – we look forward to hearing from you!