Tooth Extractions – South Shore, IL

As dental professionals, our goal is to help you live a healthy life with all of your original teeth. However, there are times when we cannot save a tooth. There are a number of reasons for tooth removal. The kind of tooth extraction you are probably most familiar with is wisdom tooth removal. Because they often cause problems to nearby teeth & can get infected, wisdom teeth are often removed before or after they come in. Other causes for extractions include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Damaged, broken or infected teeth
  • Teeth that do not come in correctly (or at all)
  • Gum disease
  • Making room for teeth to shift during orthodontic treatment
  • Side effects from certain medications or treatments

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, if not removed, can become problematic, resulting in pain, infection & other dental problems. But getting them removed doesn’t have to be an ordeal.

Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the very back of your mouth that usually come in around ages 17-20. Most patients will be able to feel when wisdom teeth start to come in. When this happens, it’s important to come visit us as soon as you can. We will take updated x-rays & visually inspect the area where your wisdom teeth are coming in. If we determine that you should undergo wisdom teeth extraction, we will create a treatment plan for you.

The details of the wisdom teeth extraction procedure vary greatly from one patient to another. Generally, it is a straightforward oral surgery that has a recovery time of only a few days. Most extractions require some form of sedation & anesthesia, so we will work with you to figure out which form of sedation & pain control is right for you. Once you have had your wisdom teeth removed, you’ll be back to eating your favorite foods in a few days & you won’t have to worry about your wisdom teeth causing problems in the future.

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