We work hard to beautify and preserve the teeth of our patients in Southlake, TX and beyond. However, sometimes it is the best decision for your oral and overall health to extract a tooth. At StarImage Dental Boutique & Oral Surgery, we offer oral surgery to extract your teeth, as well as sedation dentistry to help you feel more comfortable during your surgery.
We do a careful evaluation of every tooth prior to extraction and help you make the difficult decision that it’s time to extract a tooth. Here are some of the situations where this might be necessary.
Threatening Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the most commonly extracted teeth. This is usually because the mouth just isn’t quite large enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth, also called third molars. If there isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth, you might experience:
- Crowding and crooked teeth
- Damage to the crown or root of neighboring teeth
- Difficulty cleaning teeth
- Food and debris trapped in teeth
- Gum disease
- Cysts and tumors (typically benign)
Because these conditions potentially threaten more teeth than just the wisdom teeth themselves, we often extract wisdom teeth to protect your other teeth and your overall health. In addition, we can often predict with high certainty many wisdom teeth that will provide future problems. Therefore, we might recommend extracting a wisdom tooth early to avoid difficulties. This not only helps you avoid the above potential problems, it can make surgery easier and more comfortable.
We will help you understand the information we have and how likely future problems are so you can make an informed decision about early wisdom teeth extraction.