The Fayetteville Dentist strives to keep all of your natural teeth in place for a lifetime. However, there are instances when removing one or more teeth is in the patient’s best interest.
Wisdom teeth removal is common because these third molars often erupt poorly or don’t erupt at all. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause an assortment of health problems that are better to avoid in the first place.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth removal wasn’t always in common practice because they didn’t always cause problems. There was a point in human history when wisdom teeth were necessary for proper chewing and digestion.
As the human diet has changed over time, so has the human mouth. More often than not, the human mouth is too small to accommodate one more set of back molars. Wisdom teeth extraction will allow your other teeth to have the space that they need to stay healthy and functional.
Wisdom tooth extraction prevents problems like:
- Infection, tooth decay, and gum disease: Wisdom teeth are difficult to brush and floss, and they often come in crooked. They become the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria.
- Cysts: Cysts may develop below the gumline around the wisdom teeth and cause bone damage.
- Bite changes: Wisdom teeth may grow in crooked or rotated, thereby damaging the surrounding teeth and potentially causing them to shift out of place.
Impacted wisdom teeth are one of the most common problems associated with the third molars, and one of the primary reasons we recommend wisdom teeth removal to some patients. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth stuck beneath the gums because they do not have the space necessary to emerge. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain and infection.
Types of Tooth Extraction
In addition to wisdom teeth removal, we also perform other tooth extraction procedures. If you have a damaged tooth that is threatening your oral health, we will conduct a gentle tooth extraction to protect your future smile.
We Care about Your Comfort
Rest assured that whichever type of tooth extraction you need, we will work hard to keep you comfortable. We apply local anesthesia to numb the area, and we use a gentle approach to remove the teeth. Sedation dentistry is also an option for patients feeling anxious about their procedure.
Call today to schedule your exam or procedure with the Fayetteville Dentist. We look forward to giving you a relaxing dental experience and outstanding results.