Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Contrary to the name, these teeth do not add to your wisdom or intelligence in any way. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that emerge to complete a full set of adult teeth. Many patients are surprised to learn that wisdom teeth do not typically erupt until the late teen years, typically between the ages of 17 and 21. It is said that wisdom teeth were named due to the age the teeth erupt.
Do you suffer from repeated dental decay that resulted in numerous dental treatments? At Smile Dental Clinics, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. We may recommend a filling or root canal to save a tooth. Once all options have been exhausted, the decay has spread too deeply under the gumline, severe gum disease is present, or an infection cannot be healed we might recommend a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is the process of removing the entire tooth and tooth root.
Unfortunately, there are times when a tooth needs to be extracted, leaving an unsightly gap in the front or back of your mouth. A tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed or pulled out. Common reasons for tooth extraction include crowded teeth, severe infection, or trauma to the tooth and gums following an accident. While a tooth extraction is a last resort, it can be unavoidable at times. Cosmetically, it can be embarrassing going about your daily life missing a tooth, especially if it is near the front of your mouth. Structurally, it can lead to further dental complications in regards to your oral health. No matter the location, it is equally important to visit our office to discuss replacement options.