At Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, we focus on preventive dentistry, encouraging our patients to do all they can to prevent dental problems. This includes practicing good oral hygiene at home as well as making the annual dental checkup appointment. Your teeth were meant to last a lifetime, and we do everything possible to help you meet that goal.
However, there are times though when a tooth has reached the point where it cannot be saved. Sometimes, teeth need to be removed for reasons other than decay or infection. For example, when extensive orthodontic treatment is needed, some teeth may need to be removed to remedy overcrowding. Removal of wisdom teeth is another instance where teeth may need to be extracted.
Extractions at Huebner Dental and Orthodontics are done with care and compassion. In many cases, extraction is a last resort, and there can be some anxiety around losing the tooth. We help eliminate the apprehension that accompanies the process. Generally, a routine procedure, they are often over before the patient is aware that anything has been done. The calming chairside manner and gentle touch with which we perform the procedure will help you remain at ease while your tooth is removed.
The last teeth to erupt are the wisdom teeth, generally making their debut during the late teens or early twenties. Each person has a unique experience with these teeth. Some people have no issues at all and all four of the final molars come in perfectly. Many people experience at least some discomfort with the arrival of these teeth, however. The discomfort can be anywhere from slight to severe. Impaction of wisdom teeth is not uncommon. They are known to grow in at an angle, push against the neighboring tooth and sometimes come in under it.
If you are experiencing discomfort with your wisdom teeth, contact Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics today for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Our advanced techniques from start to finish mean that your wisdom teeth will be removed with as little discomfort as possible.