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Dental Services | Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are known as the third molar. These are the last molars to grow into your mouth, and usually make their appearance from the late teens and throughout the early twenties. For some people, the molars grow in properly aligned and can become somewhat of an advantage to their mouth and teeth. More often than not, however, they will grow in misaligned and cause you and your mouth problems.

 

There are risks associated with misaligned wisdom teeth::

 

 

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Crowding or damaging to adjacent teeth, jawbone or nerves

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Increased risk of tooth decay to the third molars and surrounding teeth

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Increased risk of bacteria and infection

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Possible pain, swelling, jaw stiffness and further illness

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Increased risk of gum disease

 

The pain, discomfort and problems associated with misaligned wisdom teeth are completely unnecessary. We can take care of this problem within the walls of our office and prevent the above mentioned problems so that you and your family can avoid the negative effects of misaligned third molars. If you have any questions regarding the extraction of wisdom teeth, please call us and let us know your questions and concerns. We’re happy to help.

 

Tooth Extractions

 

Once your permanent teeth are grown in, there may be some instances where a tooth (or teeth) may need to be extracted. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by a professional dentist—any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering tooth extraction.

Reasons for tooth extraction may vary, but often include one or more of the following:

 

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Preparation for Orthodontic or Cosmetic Treatment

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Infection or Risk of Infection

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Infection or Risk of Infection

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Advanced Periodontal Disease

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Under most cases, extraction of the tooth is the last resort to maintain dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene within the home and attend regularly scheduled dental appointments. The odds of detecting decay and preventing infection are greatly increased by scheduling regular exams and cleanings.