Most tooth extractions are performed in office by Dr. Alexander. Wisdom teeth removal in our Jacksonville dental office is a common type of tooth extraction. Other teeth, though may need to be removed if they are causing problems with alignment, bite or if they have significant decay or damage.
Whenever possible, Dr. Alexander will take measures to preserve the natural tooth either with a dental crown or other type of restoration. Dr. Alexander can offer a number of solutions for replacing the missing tooth or teeth including dental implants, dental bridges or dentures. Learn about the benefits of dental implants if you’ve had a tooth extraction.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Jacksonville FL
A common type of tooth extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are your third molars which usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties. Most of the time, the third molars lack the adequate space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction.
When teeth become impacted, either due to lack of space or simply developing in the wrong place of your jaw, serious problems can arise. The primary concern is damage to adjacent teeth and crowding, but other issues such as problems with alignment or affecting the TMJ can occur.
In certain cases, the wisdom tooth that cannot come through becomes inflamed, causing a sac to develop around the root of the tooth that then fills with liquid. This can cause a cyst or an abscess if it becomes infected. If either of these situations goes untreated, serious damage to the underlying bone and surrounding teeth and tissues can result.
If you have concerns or questions regarding tooth extractions, contact our Jacksonville dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alexander.