Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
What is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. At Chapel Hill Dental, our dentists perform extractions only when other repair options are not feasible, or if keeping the tooth could potentially cause further complications.
Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth. Tooth extractions may also be necessary for the successful completion of certain dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the molars that sit at the very back of the mouth and are also the last to erupt, typically in young adults between the ages of 17 and 25.
This third set of teeth may cause crowding within your mouth, causing more harm than good. These molars also have the potential to create serious problems with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may recommend removing them.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Typically, a dentist will consider all methods of saving a tooth before recommending tooth extraction. However, there are circumstances, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, which require extraction.
If your dentist has deemed a tooth extraction to be necessary, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges, dental crowns, and dentures.
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