Severe tooth decay, overcrowding, and tooth impaction are the most common reasons for tooth extraction treatment. If you have damage from an accident or severe malocclusion, we may also recommend an extraction. Malocclusion, or an uneven bite, can lead to further damage and even a TMJ disorder. At Dental Excellence, we offer tooth extraction treatment for patients in Towson, MD. Dr. Patrick Ousborne and Dr. Rikki Esterson have years of experience helping patients restore their smiles. They consult their patients one-on-one to plan their extraction treatment and deliver detailed instructions for a smoother healing process.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge, typically when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. More often than not, patients will need these third molars removed. This is because wisdom teeth can easily become impacted. Impacted teeth do not emerge properly and can grow at odd angles. These teeth can also damage the back molars.
In addition, wisdom teeth can cause pain and overcrowding. Patients are more likely to develop decay or gum disease if their wisdom teeth are left as they can be difficult to clean. We can remove wisdom teeth using dental sedation and anesthesia. Removing these teeth can prevent tooth damage and further chronic tooth pain caused by wisdom teeth.
Tooth Extraction Treatment in Towson, MD
We offer simple and complex extractions for teeth above and below the gum line. For simple extractions, we use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area. We will use both sedation and anesthetic for lengthier, more complex extractions. Dental sedation is a safe treatment method that also benefits patients with dental anxiety or fear.
Once we numb the teeth, we gently rock the tooth back and forth in its socket. For teeth underneath the gums, we will make incisions in the gum tissue to access the tooth. When the tooth is removed, we clean the area and pack it with gauze. Gauze helps form blood clots that keep food particles from the healing area. These clots also prevent dry socket, a highly painful condition.
We can also restore teeth as needed after extraction treatment. Our dental office offers dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures for single or multiple lost teeth. Implants and implant-secured restorations replace teeth at the root once the tooth socket is fully healed.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you have overcrowding? Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Request a dental appointment with our dentists for a consultation. You may also call (410) 514-6553 if you are a new patient and (410) 828-1177 if you are a current patient. Please let our team know if you have any questions about your extraction treatment at your next visit. They will help clarify the process.