The removal of single teeth may be necessary to maintain the health of your remaining teeth and mouth. After evaluating all options and doing as much as possible to save a tooth, extraction may be your best or only option. The most common reasons for extractions are:
After determining that extraction is necessary, Dental Care of Greensboro will discuss options with you for replacing the extracted tooth. Having a gap in your teeth can cause the teeth and jaw to shift, creating problems with chewing and dental health.
The long-term health of your mouth depends on the health of each tooth. Dental Care of Greensboro will oversee your recovery and help you retain a smile full of vitality and joy.
Wisdom teeth are some of the very last teeth to come in. They usually come in sometime in your late teens or twenties. For many people, wisdom teeth cause problems as they erupt because sometimes they come in crooked, splintered, or misaligned.
If not taken care of promptly, wisdom teeth can create a variety of different issues because they crowd your other teeth and can even disturb your jaw alignment.
If you have jaw pain or stiffness, feel like a tooth is rubbing in your mouth, or your gums are swelling and painful, call us to set up an appointment to have your situation assessed. We will get x-rays of your teeth to see if your wisdom teeth are causing problems or are likely to cause you problem in the future.
Dental Care of Greensboro will assess your wisdom teeth situation and determine the best way to accomplish the wisdom teeth removal process. Depending on the stage of your wisdom teeth development, your wisdom teeth will either be removed in pieces or as one whole tooth.
If the dentist determines that your wisdom teeth need extraction, the process is very simple and only requires you to take a few hours out of your day for the removal surgery and for you to rest while the anesthesia wears off.
Once the teeth are extracted, you will need to be very careful about the type of food you eat for a few days. If possible, try to eat soft food only. Also, it is recommended not to brush for at least a day after the surgery. Total recovery time is about 3-4 days to let the swelling go down and the extraction site to start the healing process.