Oral Surgery at 3020 Dental
Teeth extractions are the most common Oral Surgical procedures performed, as it can remedy a wide range of issues including damage, overcrowding, impacted teeth and more.
Teeth extraction and wisdom teeth removal at 3020 Dental
What are wisdom teeth?
Third molars are referred to as wisdom teeth. They are located at the back of your mouth and are usually the last teeth to develop behind your second molars.
What is an impacted tooth?
Many times, if the jaws are too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth, this lack of space prevents the teeth from erupting and they are then called impacted. This means that they are unable to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.
Why should I have my wisdom teeth removed?
If there is not enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can happen:
- Cyst formation
- Possible crowding
- Damage to adjacent teeth
What does the procedure cost and is it covered by insurance?
The fees are determined by a lot of factors. They include the degree of difficulty involved in removing your teeth and which type of anesthesia is best suited for you. During your consultation, Dr. Reddy will review your x-rays, complete an examination and determine the best option for anesthesia, before an accurate estimate can be provided. Also, every insurance policy is different for a given surgical procedure. We at 3020 Dental will help you obtain maximum insurance coverage for your treatment.
In the majority of cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen), or general anesthesia. All these options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, infections, sinus complications), will be discussed prior to the surgical procedure.
Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.