Even with proper care, teeth need to be removed for a variety of reasons. This can include deep cavities, infection, a cracked tooth or severe bone loss. Extraction is always a last resort and we will explain all the options available to you so that you can make the right decision in extraction of your
Most people are born with third molars also known as wisdom teeth. These teeth begin to show themselves in the mouth between the ages of 17-25. Wisdom teeth do not always cause problems, but in most cases there is not enough room in the jaw for third molars. Impacted wisdom teeth or partially impacted wisdom teeth can become abscessed, infected and painful. They can also cause damage and decay to adjacent teeth as well cysts and bone loss can also occur. Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth extracted. A proper assessment by Dr. Sunderland will help determine if extraction will be necessary. We will thoroughly discuss all options available to you and address any questions or concerns you may have along the way. For patients that feel some anxiety towards any type of extraction, the option of sedation is available.
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