A tooth extraction isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but the experts at our Surrey dental clinic know how to make it as quick, easy and painless as possible.
Although several things can make an extraction necessary, the most common reason for removing a tooth is damaged due to tooth decay. In some cases, tooth decay progresses to the point where the structure of the tooth is so compromised that it cannot be saved or restored. Of course, there are other reasons for tooth extractions. For example, sometimes a tooth must be removed to make space for an upcoming orthodontic procedure. And wisdom teeth often require extraction.
Extractions are routinely performed when wisdom teeth become impacted or infected. A troublesome wisdom tooth will be removed to correct an actual problem or to prevent an issue from cropping up in the future.
Several problems can arise when your wisdom teeth start to erupt from your gums. They can become impacted and unable to break through if your jaw is too small for your teeth. Or, if your wisdom teeth partially break through, a flap of gum tissue could form over them. When this happens, food particles and bacteria trapped beneath the gum flap can cause an infection. Your gums will quickly redden and become swollen, and you’ll experience a great deal of pain. Impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to the development of a cyst or damage the bone and nearby teeth.
Your Surrey dentist can prevent these bad things from happening by performing a tooth extraction. We promise we’ll make it as quick, easy and painless as possible. You’ll be glad you came to our dental clinic in Surrey as soon as we’re done!