All You Need to Know About Tooth Extractions
Do you have any loose, painful, or fractured teeth?
In spite of your best efforts to avoid extraction, it might be time to get rid of a troublesome tooth.
At Archer Dental, Dr. Zhadovich knows how to remove problem teeth with the latest techniques and a gentle touch.
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!
Dr. Zhadovich will then give you instructions for a speedy and complete recovery at home.
Extracting Wisdom Teeth
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.
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 extraction.