If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, our Vancouver dentist, Dr. Kelly Jordan, will fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, however, there’s excessive damage for the tooth to be fixed. In this case, the tooth needs to be removed. A very loose tooth, likewise, will need extraction if it cannot be saved, even with bone replacement surgical treatment (bone graft).
At Absolute Dental on Victoria Drive, tooth extraction may be recommended for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:
- Some people have additional teeth that obstruct other teeth from growing properly.
- Sometimes baby teeth do not fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
- Individuals getting braces may require tooth extraction to produce room for the teeth that are being moved into the goal locations.
- Individuals receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted.
- Individuals getting cancer drugs might establish contaminated teeth since these drugs deteriorate the immune system. Contaminated teeth might need to be removed.
- Some teeth might have to be removed if they might become a source of infection after an organ transplant. People with organ transplants have a high risk of infection since they need to take drugs that reduce the immune system.
- Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are typically extracted either before or after they come in. In this case, the tooth should be gotten rid of. If you require all 4 wisdom teeth eliminated, they are typically taken out at the very same time.
Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Wisdom tooth extraction, in addition to other types of tooth extraction, is among the most common forms of oral surgery at our Vancouver dental practice.
Given that 80 % of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, we hope to assist our patients understand wisdom tooth extraction process and reasoning better.
It makes sense that most patients who have yet to undergo a wisdom tooth extraction procedure are confused by the motivation behind the treatment. Afterall, if your body is naturally developing teeth, why would you want to remove them? Well, wisdom teeth are typically gotten rid of for one of the following factors:
- Your knowledge teeth are emerging slanted, sideways or twisted
- Tooth decay, gum illness or gum condition is taking place because the teeth are hard to reach
- The knowledge teeth are “impacted,” or don’t have adequate area to fit the addition teeth
- An infection has occurred
The reasons why you may need to get rid of wisdom teeth aren’t always evident, however. Speak to our Vancouver dentist or an oral surgeon about the position and health of your wisdom teeth and what steps you should take to ensure your oral health.
There may be no signs that your wisdom teeth are triggering issues, however your dentist might recommend elimination of them for the following reasons:
- Wisdom teeth only partly emerge through the gums, enhancing the opportunity of a microbial infection
- Unerupted knowledge teeth reveal indications of growing uneven and possibly destructive other teeth as well as the gums or supporting bone
- A cyst establishes around an unerupted wisdom tooth and there is risk of compromising surrounding tissue or bone.
Like other teeth, the crown of each tooth is formed initially and it’s raised when the root of the tooth develops. It’s normally best to have wisdom teeth taken out in between ages 16 and 22 because the formation of the root is not fully complete. If you are older, it’s important to be aware that it’s not unusual for affected teeth to end up being symptomatic when individuals are in their 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s. There’s no age limitation for wisdom tooth remediation. However, as you get older, the surgery and recovery can be more difficult and the danger of problems is greater.
If your dental expert recommends surgical treatment to eliminate your wisdom teeth, it’s not a good idea to delay. Cavities in impacted wisdom teeth can infect the neighboring teeth. In which case, putting off wisdom tooth removal can ultimately result in the loss of more teeth.
Whether carried out using an anesthetic or with sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth extraction can be minimally painful; naturally, the longer a person waits to proceed with the treatment, the greater the opportunity of problems like infections which can then make the treatment more complicated in addition to extending recovery time. Keep in mind, likewise, that with the accessibility of sedation dentistry there is no need to fear knowledge tooth extraction– both stress and anxiety and discomfort are lessened considerably utilizing modern-day sedation dentistry techniques
If you need a tooth removed or would like to learn more about dental extraction, speak with our Vancouver dental team today.
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