WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Dentist In Chicago

Do you have any loose, painful, or fractured teeth? Maybe a wisdom tooth that is starting to come in?

In spite of your best efforts to avoid tooth extraction, wisdom teeth can cause more problems if they are left in. If your wisdom teeth are bothering you, it might be time to get rid of them.

At Archer Dental, Dr. Zhadovich has been removing wisdom teeth for many years utilizing the latest techniques and his gentle touch.

wisdom teeth extraction.jpg

Watch this video to learn about how impacted wisdom tooth extraction is done. 

Reasons For A Tooth Extraction

Patients of all ages need dental extractions, from time to time. Some of the reasons teeth are pulled include:

  • Loss of bone and gum support around the tooth

  • Advanced tooth decay

  • Severe damage to the tooth

  • Stubborn baby teeth (to make room for adult teeth)

  • Making room for orthodontic treatment

  • Removing unnecessary wisdom teeth

Lots of patients in the Chicago area are looking for a dentist who offers pain-free treatment. You might have a little discomfort after the extraction while you recover. But Dr. Anton Zhadovich spares no effort in making your procedure a comfortable one.

Local anesthesia will take the pinch out of any dental process. To soothe your anxiety, we'll provide a sedation option that suits your needs. Your tooth will be out before you know it! Our Chicago tooth extraction dentist, Dr. Zhadovich, will then give you instructions for a speedy and complete recovery at home.

Extracting Wisdom Teeth In Chicago

One of the most common tooth extraction procedures here at Archer Dental is for wisdom teeth. Also called 'third molars,' wisdom teeth don't grow into every person's smile. Some people get only their upper third molars while others have only their lower ones come in. These teeth may show up around age 16 or 26, or never at all. Wisdom teeth can pose a variety of problems to your smile. Not only can they easily become impacted, but they are very hard to reach. If you have trouble keeping your wisdom teeth clean, then they are more likely to develop issues like gum disease or cavities.

Dr. Zhadovich usually recommends removing wisdom teeth as soon as possible. It's much easier to have your third molars extracted all at once. Otherwise, one-by-one they can cause you problems at very inconvenient times.

 

Is it true that some people have no problems with their wisdom teeth, at all? Yes, but to find out whether or not your molars should be extracted, you need a professional evaluation by a dentist that does wisdom tooth extractions in Archer Heights. 

Need an appointment? Contact us today!

Treatment For Impacted Wisdom Teeth

What should you do if one of your third molars is already impacted?

An impacted tooth is one that has grown in a wrong direction while it's still buried under the gums. Impacted teeth usually end up growing towards the roots of neighboring teeth. This is a big problem because wayward wisdom teeth have strong enamel-covered crowns. When these push into the much softer roots of nearby teeth, those roots can become permanently damaged.

Treatment for impacted wisdom teeth involves locating their position on an x-ray. Before Dr. Zhadovich can do any extraction, he will need a clear picture of what's going on in your mouth.

Next, Dr. Zhadovich will plan an extraction by carefully opening up the bone and gum tissue around the impacted teeth. You won't feel a thing during this procedure, Archer Dental will ensure you feel  comfortrable during the tooth extraction procedure. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Before starting a tooth extraction, the dentist will examine your teeth and take an x-ray. After dental examination, we will use anesthesia in order to numb the area where the tooth will be pulled. For patients that experience anxiety during procedures like that, we offer nitrous oxide to make the patient more comfortable.

If your wisdom teeth have already grown in a normal way, removing them will be pretty straight forward. In this case, you would visit a dentist to have them pulled out using dental tools. Most likely, no surgery would be required. However, if your teeth are impacted, the procedure requires oral surgery. In order to access the actual tooth, the gum tissue covering it will need to be cut open. After numbing the area, a flap will be created in the gum tissue. This allows the dentist or oral surgeon to view the tooth. If muscle or bone is covering it, that will also need to be cut away to provide clear access to the actual tooth. At this point, your dentist may be able to grab the tooth and simply lift it out of the socket. If, however, it does not budge when being wiggled, then the actual tooth will need to be broken into several pieces that can be extracted individually.

Once the tooth has been entirely removed, the area will need to be carefully cleaned. Afterward, the flap of gum tissue can lay flat and be sutured back in place. In order to stop the bleeding, the dentist will place gauze on the area.

Dental Glossary
Impacted Tooth

A tooth that is not able to break through the gum due to lack of space. Sometimes the tooth can be partially impacted, and peek through the gum but not able to come out completely. 

Computer Tomography

A method of medical imaging to generate a 3D image by combining a large series of 2D X-ray images.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread tooth decay and infections in the mouth.

Dentin Hypersensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity is a pain response to a various stimuli (touch, temperature, pressure). It occurs when dentin is exposed or tooth enamel is worn down. 

 

Decay

Tooth decay is damage to the enamel of the tooth caused by acids from bacteria on the surface of the tooth. Decay can lead to sensitivity, cavity or infections ir left untreated.

Dental Checkup

Dental checkup appointment involves examination of teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing them and a thorough cleaning of the teeth.