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 incur damage from periodontal disease or an injury. If you have removed one or more teeth due to damage or infection, we can provide dental implants and implant-secured restorations to help you renew your smile.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Most patients develop their wisdom teeth or third molars when they are in their late teens or early twenties. It has become common practice to remove wisdom teeth because of the many problems they can cause.
If a wisdom tooth develops incorrectly, we will need to remove it in order to prevent crooked and overcrowded teeth. We will also surgically remove impacted wisdom teeth. Sometimes they will harm the adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth are also difficult to keep clean since they are very far in the back of the mouth. Many people simply skip flossing around them or don’t take the time to really brush them. This will lead to tooth decay. Sometimes, if a patient elects to keep their wisdom tooth, they will feel tooth and gum pain, swelling gums, and other dental health issues.
In the end, simply extracting the wisdom tooth helps treat these symptoms and prevents further oral health problems. However, if they have come in straight and you have enough room for them, you do not have to remove them. As long as they are not causing problems and you can properly clean them, you can live your entire life with your wisdom teeth.
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 which ones are causing problems.
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. We will perform a surgical extraction when a tooth is not completely visible from the gum line.
During this treatment, we will make a small incision 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.
Call our Chicago dental office at 312-586-8596 today to learn more about tooth extractions and schedule your appointment.