One of the most standard tooth extractions is the removal of wisdom teeth. While these teeth served a purpose at one point in time, they often caused more problems than they solved. Instead of compromising with the problematic wisdom teeth, you can undergo wisdom tooth extractions.
At Armitage Dental, we have several years of experience performing tooth extractions and make sure this process is as easy as possible for you. We take suitable care to ensure your comfort by using anesthesia as necessary. The sooner you get the affected tooth removed, the better you will feel.
What Is a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
A wisdom tooth extraction is a regular surgery that involves the removal of third molars, either because they are causing problems now or likely to cause complications in the future. Even if they are not causing any discomfort or crowding after they have erupted, they could create issues later in life. For this reason, we often remove them as a precaution, based on the current path of the eruption the tooth is taking. Our dentists are experts in tooth removal and will make sure that you understand the process in great detail beforehand.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
There are several reasons why wisdom teeth have to be extracted. For instance, if the extra wisdom tooth is causing overcrowding in the mouth, it could affect your bite's alignment and increase your risk of oral cavity problems later. However, the more common reason wisdom teeth are removed is that the patient is already undergoing a considerable amount of discomfort in the back of their mouth. Additionally, if wisdom teeth become impacted during the eruption, resulting in them getting trapped underneath the gum tissue, they can quickly become infected. It can be extremely risky if left untreated.
Who Needs Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
If you are enduring severe tooth pain in the back of your mouth and are between the ages of 17 and 25, it is most likely your wisdom teeth are growing in, and your mouth is too small to accommodate them. You’ll need to have those wisdom teeth extracted.
What Is the Procedure For Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Before beginning the procedure, we will thoroughly numb the tooth and surrounding gum tissue, so you’ll feel no pain during treatment. We will use local anesthesia for this purpose.
If the tooth is trapped beneath the gum tissue, a small incision will be made to access the tooth. Once the tooth is visible, we can then gently rock the tooth back and forth using a dental elevator. This will help loosen the tooth from the periodontal ligament holding it in place. After the tooth is removed, we will ask you to bite down onto a gauze pad to form a blood clot in the open socket.
If you have any questions or concerns about surgical tooth extraction, please visit us at Armitage Dental or call us at (623) 872-8686 to schedule your consultation.