The thought of getting a tooth removed is very discomforting. While it is the goal of the dentists at Dame Street Dental to save teeth whenever possible, sometimes conditions are such that a tooth will need to be extracted. This most often occurs if there is severe pain and infection or tooth decay to such a degree that nothing can be done to save the tooth. If the situation warrants it, our dentists may suggest removal. Fortunately, if teeth need to be extracted, there are ways of replacing them so that your appearance will not be compromised and you will still be able to enjoy your food without discomfort.
In most cases tooth extractions are routine family dental procedures. Teeth in the front of your mouth have only one root and therefore usually come out easier than back teeth which have three and rarely, but occasionally, four roots. Impacted teeth also take a little more time to extract. When performing extractions, it is important to cause the least amount of trauma to surrounding bone and soft tissue. Our dentists always keep this in mind when removal of the tooth is the best option. Extractions are done with the same care and attention to your comfort as all other procedures at Dame Street Dental. We want you to be relaxed and comfortable while the work is being done.
The last four teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth are called wisdom teeth. They received that name because they come in after childhood is over. Many people in their late teens and early adulthood start experiencing the pain of wisdom teeth. Occasionally, a person may have the teeth erupt with little or no consequence. Most often though, wisdom teeth are a source of trouble. At Dame Street Dental, our dentists can examine your wisdom teeth and recommend a time at which they should be removed. Wisdom teeth are notorious for coming in at all angles and they can sometimes push otherwise straight teeth out of alignment. In order to have the least impact on nearby teeth, bone and gum tissue, it is advisable that they be removed earlier as opposed to later.
At Dame Street Dental, we have a selection of options available to our patients to provide a calm relaxing state before wisdom teeth are extracted. Sedation, along with the adept and gentle hands of our compassionate dentists will ensure that your experience will be comfortable. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.