Our goal at Middletown Dental is to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Maintaining optimum oral health can sometimes mean a tooth needs to be removed. While this may not seem like good news to hear, Dr. Sukumar has more than 20 years of experience in helping patients with extractions.
You can rest assured that you are in great hands when you choose Middletown Dental for your care. Here are some common reasons your tooth may need to be removed.
Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are your last set of molars to arrive at the very back of your mouth behind your second set of molars. Wisdom teeth extractions are quite common, and there are a number of reasons you might need to have them removed such as:
- Crowding. There is often not enough space for these molars and they tend to crowd your other teeth and may cause them to shift.
- They are impacted. This means that they are stuck below the gum line, and this can lead to an infection.
- Proper cleaning. Wisdom teeth are often hard to reach to brush and floss, which increases your risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease.
- Odd angles. Wisdom teeth may also come in at strange angles, meaning your other teeth could be negatively affected.
Dental Infections or Trauma
A tooth that is injured or traumatized, and can’t be saved with root canal therapy, may need to be extracted. An infected tooth may also need to be removed in order to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth or critical parts of the body.
If you are experiencing dental pain or a toothache, it’s important to contact Middletown Dental right away. If you do have an infection, root canal therapy may be able to save your tooth, so being proactive about seeking treatment is important.
Will My Extraction Hurt?
Your team at Middletown Dental makes every effort to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Dr. Sukumar uses the best dental anesthetics so you don’t feel anything. We’re also there to guide you through the recovery process with instructions and friendly staff members on hand to answer your questions. Patients are typically surprised at how easy an extraction can be!
Contact Our Office
If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, give us a call to learn more about how Dr. Sukumar can help you.