When it comes to diseased or unsalvageable teeth, oral surgery is sometimes needed to preserve one’s oral health. In addition to removing teeth that are unrestorable after becoming diseased, wisdom teeth are extracted to prevent a myriad of oral health complications. Baby teeth are commonly extracted, as well, when they do not fall out quickly enough to accommodate adult teeth during childhood. When performing oral surgery, our team at Dental Studio takes our patients’ experiences very seriously.
When it is possible, our team will do whatever we can to preserve and keep biological teeth, as it is normally advantageous for a person to retain as much natural tooth structure as they can. Unfortunately, teeth sometimes become so diseased from decay or injury that they cannot be saved with restorations and/or endodontic treatment. Badly damaged teeth, when left untreated, can become infected at the root. This infection, called an abscess, can spread to neighboring tissue and threaten the health of the entire oral cavity. When a tooth threatens a patient’s well being, it is best to remove it.
Another reason for extractions is during childhood when permanent teeth begin to emerge. If baby teeth don’t come out fast enough to create space for new teeth, an extraction might be necessary to make the tooth transition process smoother.
Wisdom Teeth & Their Removal
Like badly diseased teeth, wisdom teeth are extracted, too. Wisdom tooth extractions may be preventive in nature or necessary after a wisdom tooth has caused oral health complications. Since wisdom teeth emerge during adulthood, they can contribute to crowding and orthodontic issues along with other problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. With limited room for eruption, wisdom teeth often become impacted (stuck in the gums and jaw). Impacted teeth are very prone to infection as well.
When we perform any type of tooth extraction, our team takes a gentle approach to treatment. Our mission is to provide high-quality oral healthcare in a comfortable setting. Call Dental Studio today to reserve an appointment with our dentist!