At Acadian Smiles, our Meteghan dentists perform wisdom teeth removal and extractions when a tooth cannot be saved or is causing issues for your oral health.
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
The removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone is known as a tooth extraction. Our dentists at Acadian Smiles only extract teeth when a less invasive option would be ineffective or if keeping the tooth would jeopardize your oral health.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25.
This third set of teeth is not always functional and can crowd out other teeth as they develop. Wisdom teeth may also create problems with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most cases, your dentist will work to save a tooth whenever possible. However, there are circumstances — such as injury, gum disease or excessive decay — that require extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns or dentures.