A crooked tooth can impact the growth of its adjacent teeth. A tooth erupting at an incorrect position in the mouth can lead to overlapped or overcrowded teeth. In both cases, a tooth extraction may be needed.
After achieving a thorough understanding of your dental and medical history, the dentist will begin the procedure. Your mouth will be numbed to make the extraction as pain-free as possible. In some cases, a sedative may be given to relieve the patient of any anxiety and make them comfortable.
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last set of teeth to develop. As a result, there may be a lack of space in the jaw for them to emerge at the correct position. At times, they do not fully break the surface of the gum – these are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.
A partially erupted tooth can trap food particles around its edges. Whether impacted or non-impacted, the position of the wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth make it difficult to clean. Thus, plaque accumulation occurs which can cause tooth decay or gingivitis, necessitating removal of the wisdom tooth.< Back to treatments