At Menomonie Dental, we keep patients informed about their dental health and treat small dental issues before they develop into larger or more expensive problems. However, in certain cases where a tooth has suffered from significant damage, decay or a dental injury, tooth extraction may be advised. Other cases where tooth extraction may be necessary include instances of a crowded mouth or when a dental trauma or risk of infection occurs. Whether your wisdom teeth are coming in or a damaged or decay tooth is keeping you up at night, it may be time to schedule a consultation to discuss tooth extraction.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth can sometimes push in on surrounding teeth and cause pain or misalignment in your mouth. Most people do not have enough room in their mouths for their third set of molars, particularly if they have had braces or other orthodontic work done in the past. This can cause damage to surrounding teeth, overcrowding, a change in bite, tooth infections, and more. This is why wisdom teeth are typically removed once they start growing in. However, not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. If you’re experiencing discomfort and pain around your molars, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Barnes to determine the best course of action. In many instances, we will complete a referral to see an oral surgeon. Other times, depending on the tooth, we may be able to perform the extraction in our office.