Removal of Damaged and Unwanted Wisdom Teeth
In some cases, tooth extraction is the best way to preserve your dental health. At 7 Day Dental Center, we offer extraction for both compromised teeth and wisdom teeth. We use highly precise surgical techniques and will never recommend extraction when it is not necessary. In fact, when you choose 7 Day Dental, you can rest assured that you will receive gentle, minimal discomfort oral surgery.
Extraction of Damaged Teeth
Our dentists will always work hard to save your damaged tooth, using restorative procedures like crowns, fillings, and root canals. However, when a tooth has been severely compromised, sometimes extraction is the best option. Before performing this procedure, our oral surgeon, Dr. Mohammed Nadershah, will numb your tooth and nearby gum tissue. If you are feeling anxious about your treatment, he may also recommend nitrous oxide, which can help you relax.
When the medication has taken effect, Dr. Nadershah will gently wiggle the tooth back and forth, expanding the socket and loosening the ligaments. When the tooth is loose enough, he will carefully lift and remove the tooth from the gums and jawbone. Thanks to the medication, you may feel some feelings of mild pressure, but the treatment should be virtually discomfort-free. Following your extraction, we will help you select the right restorative option to replace your missing tooth.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically erupt during the late teens or early 20’s. Unfortunately, most people do not have enough room in their dental arches to accommodate these teeth, and as they come in, they can cause serious crowding and misalignment. In some cases, the tooth may not have enough room to erupt fully, and they remain partially or fully encased in gum tissue or jawbone. They may also come in at a severe angle. This condition is known as impaction, and it can cause immense discomfort, bad breath, gum sensitivity, and abscesses.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Because of the serious effects that wisdom teeth can have on oral health and dental alignment, most people require wisdom tooth extraction. Typically, the procedure is identical to the removal of a damaged tooth. However, if you have an impacted tooth, Dr. Nadershah will need to make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the underlying part of the tooth. If the wisdom tooth is particularly large or severely crooked, he may remove it in several pieces to minimize the impact to the surrounding tissue. Although this may sound quite unpleasant, most patients only feel slight pressure during treatment.
Find Out if You Need Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is typically recommended only when a tooth cannot be restored. To find out if you really need tooth extraction, or if you have other options, schedule a visit by calling the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Ft. Worth and Lake Worth, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.