Common Types of Tooth Extractions
Is a tooth causing you a lot of pain? It may need to be pulled. Our Idaho Falls dentists will help you decide if you need a proper tooth extraction.
There are a few reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary. These reasons include getting wisdom teeth pulled, teeth that remain impacted pulled, or broken or bad teeth.
Wisdom teeth are our last teeth to erupt, and are molars located at the back of the gums. Our wisdom teeth typically begin coming in around the ages of 17 to 25. We do not need our wisdom teeth to chew properly and they can cause our teeth to be squeezed.
For this reason, many people have them pulled. You shouldn't feel any pain throughout the procedure of getting your wisdom teeth pulled because the area will bee numb.
Impacted teeth, or teeth that never erupted, can remain so for a number of reasons. The most common reason for a tooth to remain impacted is overcrowdedness. Impacted teeth can cause pain as well as disrupt the proper growth of your teeth. For this reason they often pulled.
Teeth that are rotten, broken or chipped, are sometimes pulled. This includes any bad teeth that are still impacted, and are sometimes broken into pieces while extracting the tooth.