Are your wisdom teeth impacted? Is overcrowding impacting the comfort of your bite? We can help. Sometimes, a dental extraction is the right option for our patients. At Orchard Hill Dental, we offer tooth extraction treatment to patients in Hendersonville, NC. A dental extraction is preventative because it stops the spread of infection, further tooth damage, or crooked and misaligned teeth. If you require an extraction, we will work with you and give you instructions on preparing for treatment and healing afterward.
Many patients may be wary of extraction treatment because they think it is painful. We use local anesthetic and dental sedation as needed for painless care. In addition, we can provide pain medication for patients after their extraction treatment. We make sure that patients feel comfortable during treatment and healing for the best results possible.
Top Reasons for Tooth Extraction
There are multiple reasons why some patients may need their teeth removed, including:
Gum disease and tooth decay cause bacterial infections that affect the teeth and gums. Over time, harmful bacteria can build up in the mouth. Bacteria feed on food debris left in the mouth. As the bacteria digest the food, their digestive acids eat away at the gums and tooth enamel. Patients with gum disease or decaying teeth require immediate professional dental treatment.
Typically we can recommend a root canal for patients with cavities. We clean the inside of the tooth and stabilize it with a dental filling and tooth crown. Additionally, we also offer deep cleaning treatments for patients with gum disease. However, if patients have teeth that are too damaged from their infection and cannot be saved, we will need to remove them. After patients heal from this extraction, we can provide them with a dental implant. Dental implants are durable restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
Crooked and overcrowded teeth easily create an uneven bite. As a result, patients are more prone to developing TMJ disorders. In addition, TMD puts stress and pressure on the jaws that control biting and chewing. As a result, patients with overcrowded teeth may also suffer from tooth wear and damage. Sometimes we may need to remove a tooth if orthodontics is not working for a severely overcrowded bite.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge in the back of the mouth. They typically appear when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. When wisdom teeth come in, they can dig into the back molars. As a result, they can damage teeth and cause a misaligned bite. Therefore, we recommend extraction for most patients if we find signs of wisdom teeth coming in. Removing these teeth can prevent impaction and overcrowding.
Call Orchard Hill Dental Today
Do you need to remove problem teeth? Contact our dental practice for treatment. New patients can call us at (828) 247-7001. If you are a current patient, call (828) 696-3337. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with the team at Orchard Hill Dental on our website.