Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth, both impacted and erupted, can cause a variety of problems if they are not removed. A panorex image is the best way to evaluate and identify if wisdom teeth are present.
Over 90% of the population does not have adequate room for their wisdom teeth to erupt. This leads to a number of problems including: pain, infection, damage to the adjacent second molars, cysts and tumor formation, which requires more complicated and extensive procedures for removal and reconstruction. Wisdom teeth are non-functional teeth. The earlier they are removed, the less likely the patient will experience any of the previously mentioned problems.
Gum Grafts: Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum grafts can be used to cover exposed root surfaces to protect them. The donor graft may be taken from your palate or another source of the donor graft may be used. The benefits are reduced further recession and bone loss, reduced sensitivity, reduced decay risk, and a better smile!
Bone Grafts: Bone grafts are used when the jawbone associated with tooth loss atrophies or is reabsorbed. This may be necessary before the placement of dental implants or to restore aesthetic appearance for our patients