Dental extractions are required for a variety of reasons including: extensive tooth decay (cavities), impacted or symptomatic wisdom teeth, advanced periodontal disease, over-retained baby teeth, or severe crowding in order to help make space for orthodontic treatment (braces). We do most extractions here in our office, helping to avoid extra costs and time associated with a referral.
Wisdom teeth are your third molars, located in the very back of your mouth, and they usually begin to appear between the ages of 16-25. Wisdom teeth often grow unnoticed, but can begin to cause problems as they become larger. Some wisdom teeth are impacted and can affect the other teeth in your mouth. Because wisdom teeth are so far back in your mouth they are often difficult to keep clean so it is very easy for them to develop large cavities which, in turn, can become painful. While we do extract wisdom teeth in office, we will recommend an oral surgeon for more complicated procedures.