We take all measures to help patients preserve their natural smile with general dental care. However, if a tooth is severely diseased, injured or decayed, it may be in your best interest to remove the tooth. This can often help you avoid worsening pain and destruction to the surrounding bones and tissues. A tooth extraction may also be warranted for orthodontic reasons or if there is crowding. At Brentwood Dental Group, we can assure you that your tooth extraction will be carried out with skilled technique and precision and methods to minimize your discomfort. In fact, with the help of sedation dentistry, patients experience minimal (if any) pain during this procedure. Our dentists will conclude your visit by giving you instructions to expedite your recovery. If appropriate, we will also discuss your candidacy for dental implants to replace your missing tooth. Shifting teeth, bite misalignment and even bone loss can occur when a tooth is removed; therefore it is important to replace a missing tooth sooner rather than later.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to emerge, usually in your mid-teens to early 20's. Due to lack of jaw space, these molars are notorious for coming in improperly and causing more harm than good. Wisdom teeth can come in sideways, partially erupt or become impacted. Unfortunately, this can cause great detriment to your surrounding teeth, bone and tissues. Impacted or improperly erupted wisdom teeth can lead to the following complications:
- Cavities in nearby teeth or wisdom teeth
- Painful jaw cyst and swelling
- Bone loss
Our practice uses advanced imaging software to diagnose wisdom teeth problems and develop an effective plan for intervention. Our dentists routinely perform wisdom teeth removal, which is a simple oral surgery that can make a dramatic impact in restoring the health and comfort of your smile. Our dental staff will follow up closely with you on your post-operative care and recovery.
To learn more about our tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal methods, please contact our dental practice today. We are happy to discuss our convenient scheduling options and easy financing plans if you wish.