At our two Wellspring Dental clinics in Pembroke and Deep River, our dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom tooth removal procedures when a tooth is causing oral health issues and can't be saved.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extractions are the removal of a tooth from its socket in your jaw bone. At our Wellspring Dental dental clinics, our dentists only extract teeth when a less invasive option wouldn't properly treat the oral health issue our patient is experiencing.
Common reasons for extracting a tooth include excessive tooth damage or health issues caused by wisdom teeth. Teeth are also pulled sometimes in preparation for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth, usually between 17 and 25 years of age.
This third set of teeth does not always properly function and can crowd out your other teeth as they develop and begin to take up more space. Wisdom teeth may also create oral hygiene problems for you, in which case your dentist may recommend that they are removed.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most instances, your dentist will work to help save your teeth whenever it is possible. There are some contexts, however, such as gum disease, injury or excessive tooth decay, which will require the extraction of an affected tooth.
If you have a damaged tooth which needs to be extracted, your dentist will speak with you about tooth replacement options up to and including dentures, dental crowns and dental bridges.