Tooth extraction may be perfomed when tooth is broken, damaged or diseased, or if the tooth results in overcrowding in the mouth (this is typical of wisdom teeth). Teeth may also be extracted as a precursor to other dental procedures, such as dental implants, bridges, dentures and other restorative dental procedures.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Longmont, CO
Wisdom teeth (aka. third molars) usually start coming in during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Most adults will get 4 wisdom teeth, and while they do sometimes come in properly, generally wisdom teeth become impacted (a condition whereby the teeth fuse with the upper or lower jaw) or come in sideways, which can cause damage or dislocation of the gums and other teeth. It is therefor generally recommended that people have them removed as soon as possible. Should a wisdom tooth fuse with the bone, it may be necessary to perform a procedure called “bone removal” to extract the tooth. Additionally, waiting until later in life to remove wisdom teeth can increase the risk of cyst and tumor formation.