Our goal at Dental Care Solutions in Hornsby is to prevent you from losing your teeth. Dr. Rabeeh wants to make sure that you have the best oral health possible.
Whether it is to prevent future dental problems, or if it is necessary to aid in the treatment of other dental problems, Dr. Rabeeh will only perform tooth extractions when they are absolutely necessary to aid your overall dental health.
Dr. Rabeeh will carry out tooth extractions for people whose teeth have been extensively damaged from decay or trauma. However, if you do have a tooth that needs to be extracted, it is a good idea to have the tooth replaced because of the problems a missing tooth causes.
A missing tooth can cause the rest of your teeth to drift out of place, as well as make you self-conscious or embarrassed about the way your smile looks. Prior to having a tooth extraction, Dr. Rabeeh will review your dental history and suggest any other alternative treatments that may be performed.
X-rays will also be taken of your mouth to determine what additional dental problems may exist or may be caused from the tooth extraction. Dr. Rabeeh informs all her patients about the procedure they are having. If you have questions or concerns about your tooth extraction, be sure to ask Dr. Rabeeh about them. You should be comfortable about your tooth extraction and well informed about alternatives. Dr. Rabeeh will help you with all your dental concerns.
It is best to have assistance from someone who will drive you to Dr. Rabeeh’s office as well as drive you home after the tooth extraction.
Over thousands of years, the many changes in human diet have made it no longer necessary to have a third set of molars, commonly named wisdom teeth, to crush foods. These changes bring physical modification that slowly progress. As the jaws get shorter, there is no more room for the wisdom teeth to erupt. While many people have 4 wisdom teeth, we often find people who have one, two or three or sometimes even none of them.
Wisdom teeth usually appear in the mouth in the late teens or early twenties. If their growth is normal, you will not have to worry about them, but often because of the lack of space, they are inclined or stuck underneath the gum. This is called an impacted tooth and needs to be removed.
What can occur if the impacted wisdom tooth is not removed?
An impacted wisdom tooth that gets infected can cause excruciating pain. Antibiotics will have to be prescribed and taken before proceeding with the extraction. Sometimes, a cyst can form around the impacted tooth destroying bone around it; the destruction can be massive and cause serious problems if not detected in time. Also, wisdom teeth decay easily because they are located very far in the back of the mouth. This makes them hard to reach and difficult to clean.
Why is it preferable to remove wisdom teeth in the mid teens?
A young and healthy body will allow the bone to grow faster at the extraction site.
Since the eruption of the tooth is not completed, the roots are still short and give more space for the dentist to work around them. There is also less chance of damaging the dental nerve which is located just below the roots. If this occurs, the lip could stay temporarily or permanently numb.
All these advantages lead to one true fact: The earlier, the better, with less pain and quicker healing.