You only get one set of teeth for a lifetime. To this end, your dentist will do everything they can to save a natural tooth. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. There are certain situations, such as severe decay or extensive damage, that can make it necessary to remove a tooth. Tooth extractions are nothing to fear. They are safely performed for children and adults as a proven means to protect the long-term health of your smile. With sedation dentistry, the latest dental technology and refined techniques, tooth extractions can also be a pain-free procedure. When it comes to extracting a tooth, it is important to listen and adhere to any post-operative instructions that will facilitate your healing at home.
Tooth extractions may be necessary in the following circumstances:
- Severe or advanced decay
- Badly broken or fractured tooth
- Crowding/orthodontic reasons
- Baby tooth that fails to fall out on its own
- Wisdom teeth
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to be removed by your dentist. These are the final set of molars to emerge. Sadly, they are known for causing more harm than good. It is common for wisdom teeth to erupt sideways or become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw. Therefore, many young adults opt to have their wisdom teeth removed before their smile health is compromised. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we perform wisdom teeth extractions with the highest level of care and minimal patient discomfort. By offering wisdom teeth removal, we can prevent serious wisdom teeth complications such as infection, jaw cysts, bite misalignment and bone loss.
If we recommend a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal at Pure Smiles Dentistry, you can trust that it is in the best interest of your smile health. We are committed to helping our patients achieve a confident smile, which is one that is comfortable, healthy and attractive. To learn more about painless tooth extractions in Marietta, please call our clinic today.