The removal of single teeth may be necessary to maintain the health of your remaining teeth and mouth. After evaluating all options and doing as much as possible to save a tooth, extraction may be your best or only option. The most common reasons for extractions are:
- Periodontal disease
- Severe decay
- Badly broken tooth, beyond repair
- Poorly positioned teeth or overcrowding
After determining that extraction is necessary, BMC Family Dentistry will discuss options with you for replacing the extracted tooth. Having a gap between your teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, creating problems with chewing and long-term dental health. The long-term health of your mouth depends on the health of each tooth. BMC Family Dentistry will oversee your recovery and help you retain a smile full of vitality and joy.
WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Wisdom teeth begin to erupt in most people roughly around the age of twenty. Very often, these superfluous molars emerge at an incorrect angle, causing alignment issues, pain, and even disease. The best course of action is simply to have them removed. The removal process is typically very easy and can be done in a number of ways. Depending on the tooth's stage of development and angle of emergence, the surgeon may either remove the tooth in pieces or as a whole. The surgery is finished very quickly and requires little downtime afterward.