James Island Dental Associates
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

Why do I need a dental extraction?

Tool extracting tooth from jaw | Dentist Charleston SCTooth extractions are often a last resort but are sometimes necessary if you have a particularly problematic tooth, overcrowding on your jaw, or issues with wisdom teeth

Significant Decay or Trauma

If tooth decay or damage has spread to your jawbone, gums, or surrounding teeth, in some situations, this tooth will have to be removed to preserve your oral and systemic health.

Overcrowding

Sometimes your jaw is simply too small to accommodate all your teeth. Tooth extraction helps your remaining teeth align to fit your jaw. If overcrowding goes untreated, teeth begin to twist and shift, which leads to a crooked smile. If you plan to have orthodontic work done, your dentist may opt to extract some teeth in preparation for this work.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth and don’t erupt during toddlerhood, but come in much later. Often, wisdom teeth can’t fully erupt through your gums because of your other teeth. This is called an impaction, and it can lead to infection and irritation. Dental professionals often remove wisdom teeth to help protect your other teeth and preserve your alignment.

If you feel you might need extractions in Charleston, SC, contact our dental office today.

Patient Testimonial:Great job team

The staff was great during the procedure. Having wisdom teeth extracted was a bit distressing but confidence of staff helped me get through the process and have had very little ... Read More

Patient Testimonial:Painless and easy

Dr Thomas took a wisdom tooth out for me. I was extremely anxious; however, he made the appointment as painless and easy as possible. I really appreciated that.

Casey ... Read More

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