Due to the severity of damage or infection in a tooth, there can be circumstances where repairing a tooth is not an option. At that point, a tooth extraction may be necessary. Tooth extraction entails the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. A few reasons for a tooth extraction include:
A common occurrence of teeth extraction includes wisdom teeth, or your third molars. The wisdom teeth, if they have no space to come out, can become impacted, or stuck, in the gums and bone. This is especially true if there is not enough room in the mouth. An incision into the gums will be made in order to remove the tooth or teeth which minimizes the amount of bone being removed. Wisdom teeth embedded into the bone can cause several oral health issues such as increased risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. It is best to remove wisdom teeth before these problems arise. Thankfully, we can help! To learn more about teeth extraction or removal of wisdom teeth, contact us today and schedule a consultation in Kenai, AK!