Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Concord
While preserving naturally healthy teeth results in long-term dental function and beauty, living with decay or trauma often leads to prolonged discomfort or more serious concerns. Dr. Ramos and the team at Frontier Dental understand that the path to a better smile is different for each patient and we provide experienced care to improve our patients’ well-being. We offer third-molar tooth extraction procedures in Concord and the surrounding areas. We use a detail-oriented approach our patients need and the compassion they deserve.
About Third Molars
The third molar is also called a wisdom tooth. There are four located at the back of the mouth, two on top and two on the bottom. They are usually the last teeth to surface in the mouth around the ages of 17 to 25. Inadequate space in the mouth often does not allow wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become functional. Sometimes the tooth can become impacted, or stuck, in an inconvenient or harmful position.
Reasons to Remove Wisdom Teeth
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, but those that do are usually removed due to pain, swelling, decay, or infection. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause some problems, including:
Infection: Bacteria can become trapped under the gum tissue causing pain and other complications.
Crowding and Shifting: Wisdom teeth can grow in an adverse direction pushing on and damaging the teeth near them resulting in tooth decay, periodontal disease, and possible bone loss.
Disease: Cysts and tumors can grow in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth, although it is uncommon.
Removing Third Molars
The procedure to remove wisdom teeth is fairly common and can be done under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a dental specialist. It is an outpatient procedure, and you will not need to stay overnight. After a short observation period, you can have someone take you home. Post-operative instructions and any medication prescriptions are also provided.
Contact Frontier Dental Care for More Information Today!
If the condition of your molars is affecting your oral health and comfort, contact us right away. The sooner you receive care, the faster you can experience relief. Dr. Ramos values providing comprehensive third molar dental solutions with positive results.
No matter if restoration or removal is needed, we make sure your treatment improves both the state of your oral health and your quality of life. Contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan.