Do you have toothaches or severe tooth pain? Are your wisdom teeth emerging? Sometimes, dentists have to remove problem teeth to prevent further oral health issues. Tooth extractions are a general dental treatment for severely impacted, infected, or even overcrowded teeth. Over time, patients can damage or lose more tooth structure if they do not receive surgical treatment to remove problem teeth. At Nova Dental, we offer tooth extraction treatments to patients in Gaithersburg, MD.
Why Would You Need To Remove Permanent Teeth?
There are three main reasons why patients require tooth extraction treatment:
- Overcrowded Teeth: Removing a single permanent tooth can help patients with overcrowded teeth. Overcrowded teeth place extra pressure on the jaw joints and bite. Patients with overcrowded teeth may also have too many teeth and removing one tooth can give the smile extra space. With this space, we can recommend orthodontic treatment to realign the smile. Removing a permanent tooth can make it simpler to undergo orthodontic treatment.
- Infected Teeth: Some teeth cannot be saved by a root canal. If one or more teeth are too infected to be saved, we will recommend an extraction. We can replace these teeth with dental implants capped off by natural-looking dental crowns.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth that emerge behind the molars. Many patients can experience impacted wisdom teeth if they do not have enough room in their mouth for their wisdom teeth. As a result, wisdom teeth can damage teeth and create overcrowding. Removing wisdom teeth prevents tooth pain and damage.
Tooth Extraction in Gaithersburg, MD
We use anesthesia and sedation as needed to make sure that patients feel comfortable during their tooth extraction. For simple extractions, we apply anesthesia to the tooth. Simple extractions remove teeth above the gum line. Complex extractions remove teeth at or below the gum line. We often use sedation and anesthetic to numb the teeth and provide pain-free treatment to our patients. Complex extractions often take more time, especially if patients have wisdom teeth that are below the gum line.
Renew Your Smile Today
Do you need to remove your wisdom teeth or a severe dental infection? Contact Nova Dental at (240) 226-1482 or schedule a dental appointment with us online. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.