Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth
While our team often strives to preserve the teeth, there are certain cases in which an extraction is the best possible option. In these instances, the tooth may be severely decayed or damaged, or it may be causing damage to other teeth. Extraction may also be the best option if there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth; this can cause overcrowding or impaction.
When removing a tooth, our team will take every precaution to ensure that you are comfortable and that the procedure is as smooth as possible. We will numb the area around the tooth before beginning the removal. In some cases, we may also need to use special instruments to loosen the tooth or remove it in pieces. After the tooth has been removed, you will be given instructions on how to care for the extraction site. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure that the site heals properly.
There are a number of different treatment options available for TMD, depending on its severity. In some cases, simple at-home measures can be sufficient to provide relief. However, more intense symptoms may require the use of oral appliances, physical therapy, or even surgery. Our office provides oral appliances to treat TMD, which are often very effective in reducing or eliminating symptoms. Oral appliances work by taking the pressure and strain off of the TMJ, and preventing damage to the teeth from clenching or grinding.