Wisdom Teeth and Extractions

Wisdom Teeth and Extractions

Dental extraction is the removal of a tooth. Although in the past dental extraction was a common procedure, these days they are less frequent. This is due to advancements in treatment options and the philosophy that retention of teeth is important, possible and often preferred.

However, there are occasions when extraction is the best treatment option. The aim is to provide you with the treatment that will achieve you the best long-term result.

There are a number of reasons why dental extractions may be necessary. These reasons can include extensive damage to a tooth by trauma or otherwise, periodontal disease, prevention of complications, vertical cracks in a tooth root, or sometimes to remove a tooth with no function.

Wisdom teeth are otherwise known as third molars and often erupt when a patient is in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth come trough without any problems, however this is not always the case. In many instances there is not enough space in the jaw to allow them to erupt in the correct position naturally. Wisdom teeth may be impacted or poorly aligned, which can cause oral health and teeth problems.

If wisdom tooth extraction is the best treatment option for you, then early intervention is advised. Early extraction can sometimes be less complicated than leaving the tooth to be extracted at a later date.

If you would like to know more about teeth or wisdom tooth extractions, please contact our team now to book your consultation with one of our friendly dentists, who would be happy to discuss your treatment options.