Unfortunately, there may come a time when you might need one or two teeth removed.
If this turns out to be the case with you, there is nothing to worry about. The extraction of wisdom teeth or removal of broken teeth takes place with a specialist in the comfort of our office.
Most people are familiar with the notion of a broken tooth. You accidentally bite into a popcorn seed and the jolt of discomfort instantly tells you that there is a problem. Failure to remove the tooth can lead to discomfort and infection, so it is a no-brainer that you get the tooth removed. The removal of wisdom teeth, on the other hand, is not as well understood.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars. For most people, they come between the ages of 17 and 25. Traditionally it is thought that wisdom comes with age, and so the teeth that come in last are called wisdom teeth.
Why Do They Have to Be Removed?
If the wisdom teeth come in misaligned, they usually need to be removed. They may be positioned horizontally, be angled toward or away from the molars, or be angled toward the inside or outside of the mouth. Bad alignment of the wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjoining teeth, nerves, or the jawbone.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth become impacted. This happens when a tooth cannot completely break through the gums and enter the mouth because the other teeth are too closely packed and there is not enough room. Bacteria can enter the area around the partially erupted tooth, causing infections that lead to swelling, pain, jaw stiffness, and general illness.
The removal of a broken tooth or wisdom teeth is performed to improve your health and well-being. Symptoms of discomfort in your mouth may be a sign that a tooth needs to be removed.