SURGICAL DENTISTRY


Tooth Extraction


If your tooth is broken or decayed, your dentist may be able to repair it with a filling or crown. But if it can’t be repaired, the dentist will suggest the best option is to take your tooth out instead to prevent infection to adjacent. The complete procedure is performed under anesthesia. After the tooth extraction, you can usually go home on the same day as the procedure.

Your tooth or teeth may need to be removed for several reasons. The most common reasons include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • A broken tooth that can’t be repaired
  • Formation of pus on your gums or around your teeth
  • Crowded teeth, when your teeth don’t have enough space in your jaw
  • Impacted wisdom teeth, your growing wisdom teeth can’t break through the surface of your gum and get stuck

Wisdom Tooth Removal


Wisdom teeth are the large teeth emerge at very back of your mouth, usually at an age of 17 and 24. Some people develop their wisdom teeth, some never. A lot of the time wisdom teeth erupt with little trouble due to no enough space for them to grow so become wedged in or ‘impacted.’

Usually the problems starts when wisdom tooth becomes impacted, the Infection and inflammation start developing in and around the tooth. This results in swollen red gums, pain, jaw stiffness, and a general feeling of being unwell. Impacted wisdom tooth results in food lodgment so teeth near damage to surrounding bone. The dentist will prescribe antibiotics, but in most cases tooth removal is the only permanent solution.