At Deluxe Dental, we try to save your teeth in most situations. However, there are times when it’s best to remove a tooth or teeth. The most common extractions are wisdom teeth, which most of us neither need nor have room for. Letting wisdom teeth come in can be bad for your overall oral health.

For wisdom teeth and other tooth extractions in Oceanside, please call 760-967-8899 or email Deluxe Dental today for an appointment with a dentist at Deluxe Dental.

When Wisdom Teeth Removal Is Necessary

Wisdom teeth are also called your third molars. They come in during your late teens and early 20s. Unfortunately, most people don’t have room for them. If there isn’t room for them when they come in, wisdom teeth can cause:

  • Damage to other teeth
  • Crowding and crooked teeth
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Cleaning challenges
  • Gum disease and cavities

Wisdom teeth often get impacted, which means they hit up against your other teeth and can’t emerge fully or partly. This can damage your other teeth. Impacted teeth can develop into cysts and tumors, which can also damage your teeth and jawbone.

Wisdom teeth can also push their way in, even if there’s not enough room for them. This can make your other teeth get crowded and crooked. Wisdom teeth can be hard to clean, especially if they’re only partly emerged, which means you’re more likely to get cavities and gum disease, which can cause these teeth to be lost anyway, potentially with other teeth, too.

So we often extract wisdom teeth before they become a problem, when they’re small and easier to remove.

Not everyone. We can evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and the size of your jaw to decide if you’re likely to have enough room for them to come in.
Wisdom teeth were essential to early humans because they ate a lot of hard-to-chew foods. This made their jaw grow larger and wore out their teeth faster, so they had room and need for another set of molars.

Other Reasons to Extract Teeth

In general, we try to save your teeth, but there are some times when we might need to extract them. This can include:

  • Teeth damaged by trauma
  • Badly decayed or eroded teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • Teeth affected by gum disease

A tooth can be badly cracked or chipped but still be saved. However, if the tooth root is damaged, we can’t save it. Other times we might also think that the damage to the crown is too severe.

This can also be the case when a tooth is weakened by decay or acidic erosion Sometimes, teeth impacted by gum disease might need to be extracted as well as infected teeth. The goal is the same: remove the source of infection quickly so your oral health can recover.

Need Tooth Extraction in Oceanside?

If you have one or more teeth that need to be extracted in Oceanside, please call 760-967-8899 or email Deluxe Dental today for an appointment with a dentist at Deluxe Dentistry.