Tooth extractions: From baby teeth to wisdom teeth
TOOTH EXTRACTION IN SAN CLEMENTE, ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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Most of us are born with 28 permanent adult teeth (32 if you count the four wisdom teeth). However, not all of us get to keep all our permanent teeth during our lifetime. Most of us will have to remove one or more permanent teeth at some point or another. There are several different reasons why we lose adult teeth. Here are a few examples of why we lose teeth:
Orthodontic-related tooth extractions
Orthodontic extractions are considered preventive type of tooth extraction. You may have to remove up to four permanent teeth before starting braces treatment. Orthodontists typically remove these adult teeth to create sufficient room for your remaining teeth. This allows them to give you straight teeth, an improved bite and further reduces orthodontic relapse over time.
Wisdom teeth impaction
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are all the teeth located all the way in the back of your mouth. If you have wisdom teeth in your mouth, there is a good chance that there simply is not enough room for these teeth in your mouth. This can cause pain, discomfort and lead to teeth crowding. You need to have your wisdom teeth removed in order to fix this problem.
Infected and broken teeth
Sometimes teeth develop cavities and if left untreated, at some point you can no longer save the tooth. Leaving broken and infected teeth or teeth fragments in your mouth is never a good idea. Broken teeth are almost always infected. This infection can compromises your overall oral health and overall well-being. Dental infection spreads from broken teeth to other teeth and travels through your bloodstreams and sinuses to the rest of your body.
If a bad tooth can’t be saved, you should definitely have it removed it to prevent further complications. Since not all dental infections are painful, you may not even be aware that there is an infection inside of your mouth. This compromises your overall health and can be responsible for unexplained headaches, sinus infections or other digestive and medical conditions you are suffering from. So get those bad teeth out of your mouth today! Give us a call at (949) 481-2540 and come visit us at our San Clemente, CA dental office. Dr. Jazayeri has extensive hospital training and experience removing all sorts of damaged and broken teeth. We also offer sedation “sleep dentistry” for those who are afraid of having their teeth removed. Schedule your appointment today and rid yourself of these infected and harmful teeth.
Untreated gum disease “periodontitis”
The number one cause of tooth loss among the adults is gum disease or periodontitis. Infected gums cause your teeth to lose their supporting bone structure over time. As a result, your teeth become loose and sensitive. If left untreated, eventually all of your teeth become extremely loose and infected. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for patients with severe gum disease to lose multiple teeth, sometimes even all of their remaining teeth! Getting a dental cleanings could make all the difference in the world, so long as you don’t wait too long!
Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are those teeth located all the way in the back of your mouth. Now not everyone has wisdom teeth in their mouth. Some lucky individuals are born without any wisdom teeth and never have to worry about them. However, the majority of us are born with four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. If you have wisdom teeth in your mouth then you should decide whether to keep or remove them. The sooner you decide, the easier it will be to have them removed!
Leaving problematic wisdom teeth in your mouth is never a good idea. Wisdom teeth cause lots of pain and discomfort when they push their way out. The sooner your problematic wisdom teeth, the less you will suffer. Plus, removing wisdom teeth becomes more complicated as you get older. There will be more pain and complications if you remove them as an adult instead of a teenager. The ideal age for removing your 3rd molars is typically late teens to early twenties. If you have questions about your wisdom teeth, be sure to give us a call. Dr. Jazayeri is an expert at removing regular and impacted wisdom teeth. Call us at (949) 481-2540 to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation today.
Impacted wisdom teeth are trapped under your jaw bone. Some impacted wisdom teeth fail to erupt into their proper position due to lack of space. As a result, they must be removed or they will cause lots of complications. Complications of impacted wisdom tooth include severe pain, swelling, infection, teeth crowding and developing dental cavities on adjacent teeth.
The sooner you remove impacted wisdom teeth, the less pain and discomfort you will experience. Call Oceansight Dental & Implants at (949) 481-2540 to have your wisdom teeth accessed. We are equipped to remove all sorts of wisdom teeth, including impacted wisdom teeth. Plus, we offer oral conscious sedation to put you to sleep during your wisdom tooth surgery. Give us a call today or come to our San Clemente, CA office to learn more.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. It depends on many different factors. For example, if you have enough room to fully accommodate your wisdom teeth in your jaw then you get to keep them. However, most people don’t have enough space to fit their wisdom teeth. If this is the case, then you should remove your wisdom teeth. Here are some complications you could face if you neglect to have your wisdom teeth removed:
Severe pain and discomfort
Wisdom teeth start to push their way out typically starting in your late teens or early twenties. If there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth to fit in, they will continue trying to push their way out unsuccessfully. This causes repeated episodes of severe pain, swelling and sometimes infection. The sooner you remove your impacted 3rd molars, the less you will suffer from pain and complications!
Teeth crowding resulting from wisdom teeth
As your wisdom teeth start to push their way out, they cause your other teeth to move as well. If there’s enough room for them then there is nothing to worry about. However, if you don’t have enough room to accommodate your wisdom teeth, this will cause your other teeth to become crooked. Removing your wisdom teeth early on in life helps keep your teeth straight and prevents these types of teeth crowding. This is exactly why your orthodontist typically recommends that your remove your wisdom teeth as soon as you finish your braces treatment!
Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause medical problems such as TMJ pain, headaches or sinus related issues. Removing problematic 3rd molars can relieve the pressure from your joints and sinuses. This could help alleviate some of the symptoms you are experiencing.
Cavities, infections and more!
When wisdom teeth start to erupt they continuously push on the neighboring teeth. If the wisdom tooth is sitting at a bad angle this can create a hole on the adjacent tooth. Eventually, this creates a dental cavity on your 2nd molar. If left untreated, the 2nd molar tooth becomes infected. You could end up losing this 2nd molar in addition to your wisdom tooth as a result of these types of cavities.
We usually recommend placing bone grafts after most tooth extraction surgeries. Bone grafts are especially useful for wisdom teeth extractions or if you’re planning on placing a dental implant in the future. Once a tooth is removed you are left with a huge, empty socket. This so called extraction socket needs to fill up with bone tissue in order to properly heal. Bone grafting assists your body during this post-extraction healing process. Here are some benefits of placing a bone graft following your tooth extraction:
More predictable surgery site healing
Adding bone graft after tooth extraction significantly helps improve the healing process. You’re left with a large hole in your mouth when a tooth is removed. Placing a bone graft into this hole assists your body in healing more predictability. The bone graft creates a scaffold for better infiltration of blood cells. This causes you tooth extraction socket to heal better and more rapidly. The end result is quicker healing times and better bone growth within the extraction site.
Placing a bone graft helps reduce chances of infection and poor healing. Bone grafts are especially useful in reducing the likelihood of developing dry sockets. A dry socket occurs whenever your body fails to rapidly deposit bone particles into the tooth extraction site. Dry sockets are very painful and typically take several weeks to resolve. Adding bone graft aids your body in developing more bone particles and significantly reduce the chances of developing a painful dry socket.
Better jaw bone preservation
We highly recommended to add a bone graft if you’re planning on replacing your bad tooth with a dental implant in the near future. Bone grafting preserves your tooth extraction socket to provide more natural jaw bone for future implant placement. Luckily, bone grafts are very safe, easy and affordable. We use a wide variety of synthetic and animal-derived bone grafting to fix all types of bony defects and deficiencies.
Without a bone graft, your jaw bone might collapse and you might not be a good candidate for implant placement. You now have to perform an extensive bone augmentation procedure instead or even settle for a bridge or denture instead! Give us a call to learn more about the benefits of receiving a bone graft after tooth extraction. You can reach us at (949) 481-2540 to schedule your appointment today. Dr. Jazayeri will be glad to go over bone grafting procedure and help you determine if it is necessary for you. Come to our San Clemente dental office and we will explain to your what it the best course of treatment for your mouth.
If you reside in Orange County and are in need of a tooth extraction, we can help you. We offer all phases of teeth extraction, including same day tooth removal, impacted wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting, dental implant placement and even sleep dentistry. Call us today at (949)481-2540 or book your appointment online to get started. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, will review everything you need to know before removing your bad tooth. Plus, with our sedation “sleep” dentistry option at our San Clemente dental office, even those who are afraid of the dentist can get through their appointment without a problem. So stop suffering from toothaches and give us a call to get started today! You will be surprised at how easy it is to fix your bad teeth and get your beautiful smile back.
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