At Downtown Dental of Hamilton, our dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal if a tooth cannot be saved or is causing issues to your oral health.
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its bone socket. Our dentists at Downtown Dental of Hamilton perform extractions only when a less invasive option would be ineffective, or if keeping the tooth would jeopardize your oral health.
Excessive tooth damage and problematic wisdom teeth are two of the most common reasons for tooth extraction. Teeth are also occasionally extracted in order to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of an adult mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25.
This third set of teeth is not always functional, and it has the potential to crowd out other teeth as they develop. They may also cause problems with your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may advise you to have them removed.
Repairing Excessive Damage
Whenever possible, your dentist will work to save a tooth. However, in some cases, such as injury, gum disease, or excessive decay, extraction is required.
If you need a damaged tooth extracted, your dentist will discuss possible tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges and crowns or dentures.