What is a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from your gums and jaw. There are many reasons why Dr. Moody may suggest a tooth extraction in Anchorage, Alaska, but you can be confident we will only do so if we feel it is absolutely necessary to maintaining the vitality and health of your entire smile. Generally, tooth extractions are performed due to:
- Severe tooth decay or damage, which has often killed a tooth
- Crooked teeth or an overcrowded smile
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
You can expect great skill and care to always be used when our dentist performs a tooth extraction. We also provide multiple cosmetic and restorative options for you to consider after tooth loss. Restoring your smile and self-confidence is an important aspect of all tooth extractions.
What is wisdom teeth removal?
After serious disease or damage, the most common tooth extraction is the removal of your third molars, often called wisdom teeth. Since the wisdom teeth are the last of your permanent teeth to grow in, they often face trouble erupting properly from the gums. Often, the wisdom teeth become impacted. This means they get stuck under the bone and gums, growing in sideways. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause multiple complications to the rest of your smile, as well as pain. We remove the wisdom teeth to guarantee the ongoing health of your smile.
If you would like more information about tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal, please do not hesitate to contact Alaska Dental Arts today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.