At Town and Country Smiles, we understand that tooth removals and extractions can be nerve-wracking. That’s why our specialists make sure you completely understand the removal process to put your mind at ease!
What Is An Extraction?
You may hear tooth extraction more commonly referred to as “getting a tooth pulled.” As this colloquial phrase suggests, extraction simply refers to the removal of a tooth by a dental professional.
Reasons for Extraction
There are many reasons you may need to get a tooth extracted:
- The tooth is positioned in such a way that it causes crowding or damage to other teeth
- An impacted tooth cannot emerge
- Periodontitis, a gum disease
- To prepare your teeth for braces
- Tooth that is broken beyond repair
- Heavily decayed tooth
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The third set of molars located in the very back of your mouth are called wisdom teeth, and they usually come in through the gums anywhere from age 15-25. When you have enough room in your mouth, wisdom teeth can fully grow in straight.
Oftentimes, though, wisdom teeth cause crowding and other problems with the surrounding teeth. They may also only partially erupt, causing plaque accumulation and tooth decay. In these cases, wisdom teeth need to be removed.
What To Expect From A Tooth Extraction
We at Town & Country Smiles want you to be as calm and comfortable as possible during your tooth extraction. Anesthesia and a variety of other forms of sedation are available for tooth or wisdom tooth extractions. These procedures tend to be quite short. Following your procedure, our dentists will make sure you are well-equipped to care for your teeth so that your mouth heals properly.
Alternative Options To Tooth Extraction
Sometimes tooth extraction is the best option, scary as it may seem. However, our trusted staff will consider all possible options to accommodate your needs!
Do You Think Tooth Extraction Is For You?
Contact our professionals at Town and Country Smiles to learn more about tooth extraction and set up a consultation today!