There are numerous reasons why teeth require extraction. The tooth may have gum disease, tooth decay, or a fracture beyond what can be repaired. Alternatively, a tooth may need to be removed to create space before placing orthodontic braces. In some cases, teeth are poorly positioned and must be removed. Also, a common reason for tooth extraction in Lake Worth Beach is impacted wisdom teeth.
During a simple extraction, your dentist will numb the tooth and gum tissue and loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator before removing it with dental forceps. A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure used for a tooth that may have broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth yet.
Why Wisdom Teeth are Extracted
Depending on the circumstance, your dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth before or after they grow in. Generally, wisdom teeth appear during your late teenage years or early 20’s. If the wisdom teeth are decayed, cause pain, have a cyst, or are misaligned, they will need to be removed. Failing to remove misaligned wisdom teeth in the mouth may damage adjacent teeth and cause future dental health concerns. Teeth that are impacted can irritate your gums, which results in swelling and pain. If all four wisdom teeth require extraction, your dentist will usually take them out simultaneously. If you are interested in learning more about tooth extractions in Lake Worth Beach, contact our dental office today!
The following are other common reasons for tooth extraction near you:
- You have extra baby teeth that block other teeth from coming in
- You have baby teeth that do not fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in
- You are receiving orthodontic treatment that requires additional space in the mouth
How Wisdom Teeth are Extracted
You may have heard people saying they are getting a tooth “pulled.” This is an unfortunate term as we do not pull out teeth to remove them. If we did, we could easily damage the surrounding teeth, gums, and/or bone. If your tooth needs to be removed, we will numb the area and then “luxate” it. To luxate a tooth, we move it from side to side until it loosens and then gently lift it out of your mouth. Occasionally, we will cut the tooth in two or more pieces to remove it safely, especially if it has multiple roots going in different directions. Looking for tooth extractions near you? Habashy Dental offers tooth extractions in Lake Worth Beach. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment today!
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