Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Wisdom Teeth

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars. Also known as wisdom teeth, they are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. If you are having mouth pain, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Deciduous teeth extraction procedure

When a tooth has been damaged either by infection from tooth decay or trauma from a knock or bump, the dental professional will provide advice as to the best treatment for the tooth. If the damage to the tooth is too great, the best option may be to extract the tooth.

Although it is generally not necessary to extract deciduous teeth, some children may require this procedure. The process and precautions are exactly the same as in adult tooth extraction.

Surgical Extraction

Gum disease can loosen or severely damage a tooth. A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. Your dentist or a surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the mouth (oral and maxillofacial surgeon) can remove a tooth.

Before removing your tooth, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A stronger, general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your teeth need to be removed. General anesthetic prevents pain in the whole body and will make you sleep through the procedure.