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 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 only 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
Dental extractions carry a low risk of long term complications especially when done by a professional dentist in South Tampa It may be a painless process when performed by our team. It will also take a very short time to heal. The mouth is a very sensitive area of the body.