The dentists at Dr. James Gallant Dentistry perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal when a tooth cannot be saved or is causing problems for your oral health.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
When we perform a tooth extraction, we remove the tooth from its socket in the bone. Our dentists in Pembroke only extract teeth when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth will compromise your oral health.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include problematic wisdom teeth and excessive tooth damage. Teeth are also sometimes pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth usually emerge between 17 and 25 years of age for most people. They are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth.
This third set of teeth is not always functional and may crowd out other teeth as they develop. They can also create issues with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend having them removed.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Whenever possible, your dentist will work to save a tooth. That said, some circumstances such as injury, excessive decay or gum disease will require extraction.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you. These may include dental crowns, dental bridges and dentures.