Nothing can replace the comfort of your natural teeth when they are in good shape. At Precision Digital Dentistry, we work with our patients to provide the general dental care they need for optimum dental health. However, there are times when extraction is the only sensible choice. When the jaw is too small to hold all the erupted teeth, some may need to pulled to prevent crowding. Multiple sets of teeth can also cause problems. When a tooth is cracked and the split extends below the gum line, it cannot be saved. And, of course, when a tooth is so badly decayed that even root canal therapy cannot save it, it needs to be extracted. Dr. Guojun Ma will make an assessment of your situation when she examines the tooth in question. She will guide you through the options and suggest the best remedy.
Dental extractions are generally minor procedures, particularly in the case of front teeth that only have one root. Back teeth with their multiple roots can be a little more involved; therefore they make take a little more time to remove. When a tooth is broken off at the gum line, the extraction may be more complicated, especially for back teeth where more roots are involved. It is important that the surrounding tissue is disturbed as little as possible, so that proper healing of the extraction site can take place. The expertise of Dr. Guojun Ma should put you at ease as she performs extractions with care, keeping your comfort in mind.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt. They usually begin to erupt when a person reaches their late teens or early twenties. It is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to cause problems, resulting in major discomfort. They often butt up against the neighboring tooth, sometimes growing slightly beneath it. They have been known to grow sideways in the jaw, causing problems. Usually, they are removed. At Precision Digital Dentistry, Dr. Ma is able to assess the optimal time to remove wisdom teeth before they can cause damage to neighboring teeth. You do not have to go through the discomfort of erupting wisdom teeth. Contact our office today to set up an appointment for your exam and consultation.