If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been considering making some serious oral health decisions. We’re here to help educate you and ease your mind, making your ability to choose the best treatment options on your dental journey easier.
Surgery can feel like a frightening word, but did you know that oral surgery is incredibly common? Studies estimate that over twenty million teeth are extracted each year in the United States. These kind of procedures are nothing to be afraid of.
In a perfect world all our teeth would serve their precise purpose and wouldn’t need to be removed at all, but alas, we live flawed lives and teeth can fail us even when we take the best care of them. There are many ways, as well as reasons, to extract a tooth.
Some of the reasons to have a tooth removed include overcrowding of your teeth, considerable decay, tooth infection, or when a filling or crown just can’t be repaired. One of the most common instances of tooth extraction would be the removal of wisdom teeth.