In many cases, tooth extractions can be performed in our Severna Park dental office. If the tooth to be extracted is complicated, dentists may refer you to a specialist.
Tooth Pain & Tooth Extractions
If you have tooth pain or think you need a tooth extraction, the first step is to make an appointment with our office. We will examine the tooth and decide if an extraction is the best solution. For a number of patients, an alternative treatment such as a root canal procedure may be recommended. This will preserve the natural tooth and protect it with a dental crown or another type of restoration.
When a tooth is removed, it is also important to consider replacement options. We will discuss this during your consultation. Options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants, dental bridges and dentures.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
A common type of tooth extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are your third molars which usually erupt in our late teens or early twenties. Most of the time, we lack the adequate space in the jaw for third molars to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction.
When teeth become impacted, due to lack of space or simply developing in the wrong place of your jaw, serious problems can arise. The primary concern is damage to adjacent teeth and crowding, but other issues such as problems with alignment or affecting the TMJ can occur.