Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you are experiencing tooth pain, our dental team at Dentistry in Bolton can help by extracting the tooth only when absolutely necessary.
At Dentistry in Bolton, we provide tooth extractions for patients.
An extraction is a complete removal of a tooth from the mouth and is usually the last resort of treatment if your tooth cannot be saved with another method.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are a set of molars that can become infected and often require extraction if the tooth is causing issues in the jaws, gums and/or other teeth. There are several reasons why you may need wisdom teeth extractions, which your dentist will review with you.
In many cases wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they grow in sideways instead of straight up and down. If they do grow in properly, there might not be room in the mouth for them, which can cause crowding. And because wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean, you are at a higher risk of gum disease and decay. Very few patients have wisdom teeth that erupt properly and remain healthy.
Ideally, it is best to consider removal of wisdom teeth between the ages of 17-21 where indicated. The dentist or oral surgeon will review your medical and dental history and do a panoramic x-ray to evaluate these teeth.
The extraction procedure is usually done in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office, with or without sedation. Sometimes it may have to be done in the hospital under general anesthesia. Location will be determined based on medical conditions and/or the type of surgery required to remove the teeth.