Do you have crowded teeth? Maybe one or more of your wisdom teeth have become impacted. Tooth extractions are used in some cases to remove teeth that are overcrowded, infected, or decaying. Extraction helps remove the problem and improve oral health.
Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
Teeth are extracted in cases where the teeth or gums have had a detrimental effect on oral health. Some common reasons for extraction include:
- Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can easily impact the health of your gums and teeth. Patients with excessive damage due to the disease may need tooth extraction.
- Extensive Tooth Decay: A simple tooth extraction may be the only option in advanced cases of tooth decay. If a tooth or teeth can not be saved using conservative measures, then the tooth may need to be extracted to prevent decay from spreading further and causing more tooth damage.
- Impacted Wisdom Tooth: In most cases, impacted wisdom teeth will need to be extracted. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause tooth or gum infection, tooth pain, or severe tooth damage to neighboring teeth. Patients who are in their late teens or early 20’s are the most likely candidates for wisdom teeth removal.
- Overcrowding: Overcrowding of the teeth can lead to complex bite disorders, crooked teeth, excessive wear on the enamel, and jaw pain. Overcrowding can also increase the risk of tooth decay as it can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth. Removing overcrowded teeth can help alleviate painful symptoms and improve your oral health.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
Local anesthetic will be used to numb the area that is treated and will minimize tooth sensitivity. After the tooth or teeth are extracted, the open area will be rinsed, cleaned and then packed with gauze. Following extraction, our professionals may recommend affordable dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures and partial dentures to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Restorative options can help prevent further gum and tooth problems.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Do you need one or more teeth extracted? Call the Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256 for comprehensive treatment. You can also request an appointment with us online today. Our professional team makes it their mission to provide the most high-quality care to patients in our Charlotte, NC office.