At Premier Dental we are committed to helping our patients achieve healthier smiles. Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein offer simple and surgical tooth extractions for patients in Chicago, IL. Patients may require this general dental treatment in order to remove extra teeth, extract impacted wisdom teeth, prevent overcrowded teeth, and remove infected teeth.
In addition, sometimes teeth are damaged from periodontal disease or an injury. If you have one or more teeth removed due to damage or infection, we can provide dental implants and implant-secured restorations to help you renew your smile. Call our Chicago dental office at 312.481.6859 today for care.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Most patients develop their wisdom teeth, or third molars when they are in their late teens or early twenties. If a wisdom tooth develops incorrectly, it may need to be removed in order to prevent crooked and overcrowded teeth.
Sometimes, if a wisdom tooth is not removed, patients will feel tooth and gum pain, swelling gums, or other dental health issues. Extracting a wisdom tooth and helps treat these symptoms and prevents further oral health problems.
Types of Dental Extractions
Before your tooth extraction, we will take x-rays of your teeth and jaw to determine a treatment plan. For patients who require wisdom teeth removal, you will need a panoramic x-ray so that we can see a complete image of all of your teeth. X-rays allow us to assess the condition of your teeth to determine how they need to be removed.
There are two main types of tooth extraction treatment, simple and surgical. During simple tooth extraction treatment, we loosen and remove a tooth that is visible from the gum line, typically in one piece. A surgical extraction is performed when a tooth is not completely visible from the gum line and may not be emerging correctly.
During this treatment, we make a small incision is made in the gums and remove the tooth in fragments. In some cases, we may need to cut the bone surrounding the tooth for access. This is all done when the patient is under anesthesia and feels no pain.