The most common reason for extraction is wisdom teeth removal
Teeth are usually extracted as a last resort due to disease and decay. Wisdom teeth are your very back molars. They will usually erupt in your late teens and there are many problems that can be associated with them, often causing painful symptoms. Some people don’t develop wisdom teeth at all and some people do not have any problems with their wisdom teeth.
As your wisdom teeth begin to erupt from the gum, a flap of tissue can form. Food may collect under this flap and bacteria can cause infection and a painful swelling. Generally the first symptom that your wisdom teeth will become a problem is pain in the back of the mouth. This is usually throbbing pain, and you may even feel your teeth breach the surface of the gum. It is not abnormal for this to happen on and off again for a number of months, although if it does, we recommend you book an appointment as soon as possible.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning the tooth comes through at an angle, it will be painful and better for your oral health to extract the tooth. This is a problem because the hard enamel of the impacted tooth will be angled towards the sensitive tissue and root of a healthy tooth. If you don’t have your impacted tooth extracted then you may end up having to have both your healthy tooth and wisdom tooth extracted.
For your oral health, and general comfort, it is ideal to identify wisdom teeth before they erupt. This means that the DentaGlow team can extract the tooth before it causes any problems.