If your tooth is damaged or decayed and can’t be repaired with a filling or crown first, our dentist may decide to remove (extract) the tooth as a last resort. You’ll feel some pressure in your mouth when you have a tooth removed but it shouldn’t be painful (You’ll usually have your tooth (or teeth) removed under a local anesthetic).
Patients don’t always need a follow-up appointment after they’ve had a tooth removed. But if you had a complicated procedure, you might need to go back to see our dentist so they can check how you’re healing.
There are lots of reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed. For example, if you have:
Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars located on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They are the final teeth to erupt and usually appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties, or your “wisdom years.”
For many patients, wisdom teeth never fully or even partially enter the mouth. Often the jaw is not large enough and the wisdom teeth are tilted under the gums, blocked from coming in by bone or other teeth, causing them to become impacted.
The impacted wisdom teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. When they do partially erupt, this can cause a “food trap” where the opening around the teeth allows plaque to accumulate and bacteria to grow. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth.
But here in Lumina Dental Center will make sure that your wisdom teeth extraction procedure is as painless as possible with the quickest recovery.