Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final set of molars to develop. Unfortunately, these teeth often necessitate extraction due to various complications that can arise. Nonetheless, it’s not just wisdom teeth that may require extraction. Other teeth might also need to be removed if they cannot be saved through alternative treatments such as root canal therapy. Several common reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Impacted tooth: This occurs when a tooth becomes trapped beneath the bone or gums, unable to properly emerge into the dental arch.
- Crowding or limited space: Insufficient space in the mouth can cause emerging teeth to exert pressure on existing teeth, leading to misalignment or potential fractures.
- Severe decay or infection: When a tooth experiences extensive decay or is severely infected, attempts to salvage it through fillings or root canal treatment may prove ineffective, necessitating extraction.
Should any of these issues be applicable to your situation, Dr. Yaron Shvets may recommend the extraction of one or more teeth to address the underlying problems effectively. At Craft of Dentistry, we prioritize your oral health and will provide personalized recommendations based on your specific needs and circumstances.