Extraction and Wisdom Teeth Removal
The most common reason for extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. Additional reasons for tooth extraction could be severe tooth decay or infection, severe gum diseases or in preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces).
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) develop in the jawbones from around age twelve and try to erupt at age eighteen.
For most people, wisdom teeth become an issue when there is not enough room in the rear of the jaws for the wisdom teeth to fully erupt and become functional. Some of the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth include: bacteria and plaque build-up as difficult to clean, infection and gum disease, or pain near the back of the mouth.
At Woden Dental Care, wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure. With years of experience and special training in surgical procedures, our dentist can perform the procedure quickly and painlessly either in our surgery or at a local private hospital if you are having all your wisdom teeth pulled at one time or if you are at high risk for complications.
This is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthetic, and requires only the use of an instrument to elevate and grasp the visible position of the teeth.
This involves the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. Surgical extractions almost always need to open up the gum tissues covering the tooth and will require stitches after the removal of the tooth.