New technologies now make it possible for the dentist to extract a tooth, including a wisdom tooth, with far less trauma to the patient than in decades past. Among the most innovative of these advances is the use of laser, which can be used instead of conventional surgery for many procedures, including the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. Laser versus the traditional scalpel can reduce discomfort during your procedure, and help tissue heal faster.
- More precise tissue removal
- Better control of bleeding
- Reduced surgical time
- No sutures needed
- Reduced post-op swelling and inflammation
- Excellent healing with less scarring
When and why is extraction necessary?
- There may be many reasons to extract a tooth. Maintaining the overall health and structural integrity of your mouth is the underlying reason to consider an extraction.
- Advanced decay that reaches into the root of the tooth is one common cause.
- In the case of wisdom teeth, the issue may be overcrowding: your jaw may be too small to accommodate the teeth that are developing, or the developing wisdom teeth may be pushing your bite out of alignment.
Do wisdom teeth always need to be extracted?
Not always. The need for any extraction is determined on an individual basis. Our dentist begins with a thorough examination of your mouth, including X-rays, then will work with you to determine the best plan for resolving your specific issues.