The extraction of a tooth or teeth is only done after careful consideration and discussion with your dentist. Every effort is made to preserve teeth (eg root canal therapy, periodontal therapy, crowns) because they function better than artificial teeth such as dentures, bridges, or implants.
Wisdom teeth (third molars) are usually the last teeth to erupt. If the jaw does not have enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt the tooth will become impacted. Often one or more wisdom teeth will cause problems and should be extracted.
Some teeth are relatively easy to extract, while others can be difficult. In difficult cases you may be referred to an Oral Surgeon so the tooth can be removed easily and safely.
Come in and talk to your dental professional at Greenway Dental. We will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns.