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Wisdom tooth extractions
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An apicoectomy is a minor surgery used to restore your smile if you have a severely infected tooth, or if you have had root canal therapy and it has failed due to further infection of the tooth. In this procedure, the tips of your tooth roots will be surgically removed and replaced with a special biocompatible material.
In this process, a small incision is made in the gums, then the infection and root tip are cut away and removed. Then, the interior canal of the tooth is filled, and the area is cleaned and sutured shut to heal. An apicoectomy is a great option when a traditional root canal retreatment will not work.
Basic tooth extractions do not require major surgery, and are used on teeth that have fully erupted from your mouth. In this procedure, Dr. Reid will numb the area and then wiggle the tooth loose, pulling it out with dental forceps.
This type of extraction may be required in many different situations, such as to pull wisdom teeth, or to remove teeth that have been damaged by oral trauma, tooth decay, or gum disease. Basic extractions may also be used to prepare for other procedures, like denture fitting or dental implant placement.
The wisdom teeth are our last set of 4 molars, which tend to emerge between the ages of 17-25 in most people. The problem with wisdom teeth is that most patients don’t have enough room in their mouths for another set of teeth.
This can make the wisdom teeth grow in sideways, cause the surrounding teeth to move, and raise the risk of complications like tooth infections. While not all people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, Dr. Reid may recommend wisdom teeth extraction if he believes your wisdom teeth may put your overall oral health at risk.
This procedure is required for teeth that are impacted and have not fully erupted, such as impacted wisdom teeth. A small opening is made in your gum tissue, then Dr. Reid will cut the tooth into small pieces and remove them from the surgical site one-by-one. Once the entire tooth has been cut into bits and removed, Dr. Reid will sanitize the site and suture it shut to allow it to heal.
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