At Vassey Dental Partners, our Peachtree City, GA dentists aim to provide the highest quality of care possible to patients. We provide tooth extractions for patients with impacted wisdom teeth, severe tooth decay, or overcrowding. We will take x-rays and images of your teeth and jaw to determine which type of extraction is needed. We will also review your medical and dental history prior to extraction. You may require a simple or surgical extraction.
Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
Patients may require a tooth extraction for several reasons, including:
- To create more space in the mouth to accommodate braces
- Remove extra teeth
- Overcrowding of teeth
- The teeth are damaged from periodontal disease
- Tooth infection
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Extensive tooth damage
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Most patients develop their wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, in their late teens or early twenties. An impacted wisdom tooth needs to be removed in order to protect the integrity of the neighboring teeth. In some cases, when a wisdom tooth is not removed, patients can experience dental pain, swelling, or other dental health issues. Extracting a wisdom tooth helps alleviate your symptoms and restore balance to your smile.
Types of Tooth Extractions
Simple extractions: During a simple tooth extraction, a dentist can loosen and remove a tooth that is visible from the gumline. With simple tooth extraction, the tooth is typically removed in one piece.
Surgical extractions: A surgical extraction is performed when a tooth is not completely visible from the gum line. A small incision is made in the gums, and the tooth may need to be removed in fragments. In some cases, the bone surrounding the tooth needs to be cut into to access the tooth.
Schedule an Appointment
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