Tooth Extractions in South Tampa
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so your dentist may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require the removal of a tooth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as your “third molars” usually come in between the ages of 17 – 24. Many times they come in partially, sideways or impacted due to limited space in your mouth. If this occurs, your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted. When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may extract the tooth during a regular check-up or may request another visit for this procedure.
Risks of Teeth Extractions
The mouth is a sensitive area of the body. However, dental extractions carry a low risk of long-term complications, especially when done by a professional dentist in South Tampa. Some pain, swelling, and bruising can be expected for most patients. With time these symptoms will subside, and anti-inflammatory medications can help manage these symptoms.
If you are looking for wisdom teeth removal or tooth extraction services near you, give South Tampa Dental Studio a call at 813.356.0555