General Dentistry

Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth

There are many dental procedures available today to save or repair problem teeth but there are situations when removing tooth is the only solution to the problem. Each patient is provided with postoperative and home care instructions as well as different options to replace missing tooth.

Wisdom Teeth

The shape of the modern human mouth is often too small to accommodate wisdom teeth that make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Humans have learned to harness fire for cooking foods and developed better tools to better process food before consumption therefore reducing the need for strong jaws to chew food. According to studies of ancient skull specimens, over time, a full set of teeth in a smaller jaw cause crowding in permanent teeth because of lack of space.

Partially erupted wisdom teeth are breeding grounds for bacteria and germs. Inability to keep the area clean may cause reoccurring infections and destruction of the adjacent teeth. In addition, cysts and tumors may grow on a trapped wisdom tooth.

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