Wisdom teeth (your third molars) are the last teeth to grow. There are chances that they may not emerge at all or most often, they are impacted or trapped in the jawbone and gums, because of inadequate space in the mouth.
A thorough dental evaluation consisting of clinical examination of the teeth and x-rays to assess the health of your teeth will help pinpoint any existing problem. Based on this evaluation, we may recommend surgery to remove the wisdom tooth and eliminate the problem. The space left by the removal of a wisdom teeth heals. Replacement is not generally required in cases of wisdom tooth removal. Removal of a wisdom tooth is a minor surgical procedure carried out under local anaesthesia and does not cause any damage to adjacent teeth or to the eyesight. Loss of a wisdom tooth does not compromise chewing or biting habits.
Types of Dental Extractions
- Simple Extraction
- Surgical Extraction
- Orthodontic Extraction
Our oral surgeon will help you decide if you require an extraction.
Causes for Dental Extractions
- Advanced periodontal disease. (inflammation of gums, bone and surrounding tissues that support teeth).
- Abscess formation.
- Excessive caries.
- Failed endodontic treatment.
- Extraction also may be part of an orthodontic or prosthodontic treatment plan.
- Retained roots also may require surgical removal.
- Third molar (wisdom tooth) impaction.
Benefits of Dental Extractions
- Extraction helps you relieve your current symptoms and/or permits you to continue with any additional treatment.
- Prevents dental abscess (Pus) formation in a badly decayed or infected tooth.
- Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to other conditions like – Pericoronitis, Cavities, Resorption of teeth, Gum Problems and in rare cases cysts or tumors.