Extractions are necessary when there is so much decay in the tooth that it cannot be fixed or when there is not enough bone to support the tooth. Extractions can either be surgical or simple depending upon the tooth’s position, amount of bone surrounding it, and degree of decay present. At your visit, the dentist will evaluate your tooth and inform you of the type of extraction needed.
Wisdom teeth are the last molars to grow in your mouth. They often start to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people do not have room for these molars and that is why they can cause so much pain when erupting. Most common treatment for the pain caused by the wisdom teeth eruption is to take them out. A consult visit is recommended to determine the type of extraction needed.