Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
Dental Help With Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
While Connell Family Dentistry always strives to provide the best possible treatment to preserve your natural teeth, there are situations requiring a tooth extraction, like wisdom teeth. When a dental issue threatens your oral health, including the surrounding teeth’ and other tissue’s welfare, our dental staff may remove the affected tooth. Issues threatening your mouth may include severe decay or wisdom teeth compacted or growing in sideways and pushing against adjacent teeth. When your dental issues require a tooth extraction, our staff carefully performs the procedure while keeping you as comfortable as possible. After removing a tooth, we can advise you on the best options to fill the gap, such as a dental bridge or implant.
Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction
Your reason for a tooth extraction might be an issue with an infection, decay, or a weakened immune system. Connell Family Dentistry has handled this procedure for many patients with a wide array of issues. Your teeth might be overcrowded, so removing a tooth may be necessary to ensure the rest of your teeth have enough space to stay healthy and make dental hygiene more manageable. With a weakened immune system, you might be more vulnerable to infections. In this case, extracting your tooth prevents an infection from worsening and spreading to other teeth and tissues. Overcrowding and alignment issues can also negatively affect your oral health and lead to painful issues that are expensive to resolve, so an extraction may remove that concern.
Treating New Orleans & Gretna, LA’s Wisdom Teeth
If you have impacted wisdom teeth, or they cause another painful problem that threatens your surrounding teeth, Connell Family Dentistry can help you. We assess your wisdom teeth and the best way to treat them using X-rays and other methods and technology. Most people have issues with their wisdom teeth growing in during their late teens or early adult years, and extracting them is often the best solution to resolve them. Our dental staff ensures gentle treatment during any procedure, using sedation whenever necessary. After extracting your wisdom teeth, you may have a short period of pain and soreness while the affected area heals, including redness, swelling, and bleeding. We will advise you on how to care for your mouth and recover as comfortably as possible following this procedure.