The most common reason for an extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. If the infection or trauma has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration, an extraction may be necessary.
There are also other reasons for tooth extractions: extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in, severe gum disease, orthodontic treatment and impacted wisdom teeth.
What Are Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over them where food can become trapped and a gum infection can develop. Wisdom teeth can also come in crooked or facing the wrong direction. Or, if your jaw is not large enough to give them room, they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums. You may have trouble properly cleaning around wisdom teeth because they are so far in the back of your mouth and may be crowded.
How are problems with wisdom teeth diagnosed?
Dr. Valenzano will examine your teeth and gums for signs of a wisdom tooth coming through your gum or crowding other teeth. You will have x-rays to find out whether your wisdom teeth are causing problems now or are likely to cause problems in the future.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions Woodbridge
Before removing a wisdom tooth, Dr. Michael Valenzano at Woodstream Dental will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.