Surgical Dentistry Services
Every smile is unique, and your natural teeth belong right where they are. But there may be times when a tooth extraction is the best option for improving or maintaining oral health.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While Smile Advanced Dental Center strives to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are also happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
Our dentists use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals.
Sooner or later, your son or daughter — or maybe even you — will have to deal with wisdom teeth. It is a natural occurrence for people in their late teens and twenties.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:
- Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
- Damage to the neighboring teeth
- Tooth decay
- Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
- The formation of cysts
- Damage to the jawbone
At Smile Advanced Dental Center, our dentists may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal.
For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our office in Summerville, SC, we invite you to call 843-873-1261 to schedule an appointment.
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Restorative dentistry encompasses any procedures that keep your mouth functioning well. This dental work could include fillings, implants, dentures, crowns, and more. At Smile Advanced Dental Center, our specialists know the power of restorative services to improve the foundation for a healthy, beautiful smile and are at the forefront of the most advanced, state-of-the-art techniques.