At Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry, we do all we can to keep your natural teeth, but sometimes extraction of the tooth is the right solution for your oral health. Tooth extractions sound scary, but in all actuality, it is a very common dental procedure. Patient comfort is one of our top priorities, and we use state-of-the-art dental technology to minimize any discomfort for the entire process.
Despite the common phrase you hear often, “as difficult as pulling teeth”, tooth extractions are more often than not a fairly simple and routine procedure. The size of the tooth in question and the location will determine how extensive the extraction will be. A front tooth is usually much easier to remove than a molar with multiple roots, or an impacted wisdom tooth. We always take extreme care to preserve the surrounding bone tissue so your oral health can be maintained and the restorative treatment, if any is needed, will have a good foundation to work on.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? If so, you may start to feel them soon. Wisdom teeth are named that because they tend to come in after a child’s teenage years (when a person is more “wise”).
They can be painful and potentially cause damage to your other teeth because more often than not, they grow in at an odd angle. Sometimes, wisdom teeth don’t grow in fully and stay or partially stay below the gum line. This is called impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are usually the most difficult to remove and can cause infection in your gums.
Because of all of the complications that can occur from wisdom teeth, dentist generally recommend removing them as a precautionary measure. If you have not had your wisdom teeth removed, contact Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry for a consultation!
Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry offers a multitude of comfort options to provide calmness and relaxation prior to wisdom teeth removal, as well as the careful, gentle hands of our experienced dental team.