Extractions, Wisdom Teeth & Oral Surgery

While there are differing reasons that necessitate a tooth’s extraction, our careful, compassionate and highly skilled team of doctors is ready to handle any of your oral surgery needs. You can rest easy, knowing you’re in the right hands!

Whatever your oral surgery needs are, our excellent staff are specifically trained and experienced in assessing the need for an extraction, executing the task with precision and keeping patients comfortable during and after the procedure. We can offer a variety of sedation options, according to your individual desires.

Extractions

A variety of reasons can indicate the need for tooth removal, including the following: misshapen or long roots preventing a primary tooth from falling out and making room for the permanent tooth, severe decay that presents a risk to the surrounding teeth and jaw, as well as infection, orthodontic correction and/or wisdom tooth issues. If our skilled staff determine that an extraction is necessary, the tooth socket must be expanded and the tooth separated from the ligament holding it in place. This procedure is usually very quick, but if you have concerns or the desire for sedation, our dentists will be happy to accommodate you. Once the extraction is completed, you may need a bridge or implant to replace the missing tooth to avoid the shifting of neighboring teeth and problems with proper jaw function.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are a type of molar found in the very back of the mouth. They usually make their appearance in the late teens or early twenties, but are often impacted (fail to erupt) due to an incorrect entry angle or lack of room in the jaw. In these instances, the wisdom teeth may need to be removed in order to avoid damage to surrounding teeth, infections. gum disease and even severe pain. Extraction in young adulthood is best, as the roots may not have fully formed yet and the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. Since impacted wisdom teeth are often still encased in bone and have not yet broken through the gums, our highly trained doctors will “section” the tooth and remove each piece through a small opening made in your jawbone–this allows them to keep the surgery minimally invasive. We offer different sedation options according to your individual preferences and will discuss these options with you so you can rest easy leading up to and throughout the procedure!

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