Teeth Extraction An Overview
At Henrich Dental we can surgically remove impacted wisdom teeth to ensure they don’t cause problems for the rest of your mouth.
If wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to properly grow, it can cause a lot of pain, shift your teeth, and lead to infections or other problems, so it’s best to take care of them as soon as possible.
Wisdom teeth removal is often recommended when one or more of the following conditions apply:
- The teeth are overcrowded
- A dental infection
- Experiencing tooth or jaw pain
- Impacted teeth
- Erupts crooked, partially, or sideways
Dr. Frank Henrich is a highly skilled dentist in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Henrich can work with you to determine if tooth extraction is deemed necessary. After a full evaluation of the teeth, our team will recommend the most appropriate solution for your smile.
Teeth Extraction What to Expect
The wisdom teeth (the third molars) are the last ones to come in. They will usually appear sometime between the ages of 17 and 25, and the experience is different for everyone. Your teeth might come in at an angle, pushing against the second molars. Sometimes they are at a right angle, while others might be straight up and down but stuck in the jawbone. There are even the rare cases when they fit in the mouth just fine.
Even if your wisdom teeth don’t seem to be causing any immediate problems, most dentists recommend preventative extractions. This is because it’s hard to know whether or not your wisdom teeth will cause problems later on, and complications are less likely to occur if the teeth are removed before the patient gets much older.
Wisdom teeth extractions cause a lot of anxiety for many people. If you are concerned about the procedure or want to know more about what happens when they become impacted, we will take some one-on-one time to explain the entire situation and provide all the details you need to make the best decisions. Contact us today to set up your appointment.