Quick And Easy Tooth Extraction At Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry
The Tooth Extraction Process
Expressions such as “like getting teeth pulled” show what society at large believes about the dental extraction process, but that unpleasant mental image is a very outdated one. A modern dental practice such as Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry has all the right tools to ensure that your extraction will be as comfortable as possible. It usually takes less than an hour, and with a local anesthetic and IV sedation, if necessary, the tooth can be painlessly removed.
When Extraction Is The Best Option
A tooth may require extraction for a variety of reasons. If the tooth is impacted in the gumline (particularly common with wisdom teeth), if there are serious crowding issues, or if the tooth is too damaged, rotted, or loose to be saved with root canal treatment, we may determine that extraction is the best option. After the recovery period is over, it will be time to begin taking the prosthodontic or orthodontic steps needed to fill in your smile.
What We Can Do For Your Tooth
If you have a tooth that’s been bothering you, there’s no need for you to keep suffering out of fear of the dentist, and the problem is likely to worsen if it isn’t treated. Call us at (972) 690-6653 or email us to schedule your appointment today, and we will be able to determine if extraction is what your tooth needs or if there are other options, such as root canal treatment.
Extracting Wisdom Teeth
Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?
An average adult mouth is designed to hold around 28 teeth comfortably but most adults end up with 32 teeth. These additional four teeth are called wisdom teeth, (AKA) third molars. The reason that some adults grow wisdom teeth is that throughout evolutionary history the human jaw has become smaller and smaller. Because of this the wisdom teeth become blocked or impacted by the other teeth around them. This can become extremely traumatizing. If the wisdom tooth partially erupts, food can get trapped in the tissue surrounding the tooth, which can lead to bacterial growth and possibly serious infection.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth As A Young Adult?
By removing wisdom teeth when a patient is a young adult, we are able to prevent potential healing problems. When a person reaches the age of their mid-thirties there are much higher risks for wisdom teeth removal. The best time to remove wisdom teeth is generally between the ages of fifteen to eighteen years of age.
If you are an adult and need to remove your wisdom teeth, don’t worry. Here at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we take extra care to make sure that our adult patients are comfortable and anxiety-free. After a consultation, we will recommend that you continue with your wisdom teeth until intervention is absolutely necessary. When it is necessary to remove your wisdom teeth we will recommend a simple and pain-free surgery. Your health is our highest concern.