For about a week now, the back, right side of your mouth has been throbbing. You just turned 25 and thought you may have outrun the possibility of wisdom teeth, but you visit your dentist in Manchester Center, Dr. Jonathan Mason, just in case. He confirms that your third molars are coming in. He educates you on how he knows that your wisdom teeth will need to come out, as well as the other reasons why people might need to have a tooth removed. You’re scheduled for oral surgery and you feel relaxed knowing that Dr. Mason – the same dentist who’s treated you your whole life – will take care of you in the operating room, too.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Extracted?
Third molars – also known as wisdom teeth – need to come out most often because they are simply too large for the patient’s mouth. We used to need these teeth to help chew plant roots, uncooked vegetables, and raw meat when we were cavemen. Now that our diets are much easier to process, and our jaws have become smaller, these teeth tend to wreak havoc on most people. For 95% of patients, wisdom teeth need to be extracted.
Why Are Regular Teeth Extracted?
Regular teeth are extracted for four primary reasons.
- Impaction & Overcrowding – Impacted teeth don’t function properly because they have grown into or have shifted into the wrong place in the mouth. Since teeth need to be in the right spots to ensure a healthy mouth, your dentist may remove some to reduce overcrowding as part of a treatment plan to improve your smile.
- Damage – When a tooth is cracked or decayed beyond repair, the best solution is often to extract the damaged tooth. This helps protect other teeth, prevents exacerbating decay, and betters your overall dental health.
- Infection – If tooth decay advances and isn’t treated in time, the infection can spread to the tooth root, causing the need for root canal therapy. If the dentition is too compromised for the standard procedure, it will need to be removed.
- Gum Disease – Periodontitis can corrupt a person’s gums to the point where teeth become unstable. Rather than allowing these to come out on their own and to cause additional issues, extraction is a key course of action.
Why Should I Have Oral Surgery Done At Your Office?
If you need Oral Surgery in Manchester Center, we are the premier practice for comprehensive dental and oral surgery care. We save you the time and the hassle of being referred to a brand new oral surgeon that you don’t know at all. You won’t need to wait to be seen at a new practice since you’re already an existing patient of ours. And, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable since you’re familiar with our staff. Your oral surgery completed at the same office location you already know.
If you need a tooth extracted for any reason, visit Dr. Jonathan Mason – schedule your appointment today to keep your smile healthy and bright!