Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Rittman
Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, do not come in until later in life but can start a domino effect that can negatively impacts your oral health. Crowding, misalignment, and infection are just a few of the side effects that may develop due to wisdom teeth emerging incorrectly. At the office of Wade A. Karhan, DDS, we extract impacted or worrisome third molars to provide relief of uncomfortable or concerning teeth. By utilizing advanced dental technologies, our dentist, Dr. Karhan, helps patients maintain optimal oral health and their beautiful smiles for a lifetime.
Why Would I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Some dental patients never experience complications when wisdom teeth emerge. For most however, these third molars often grow in incorrectly, because the jaw being unable to accommodate the new additions. When this is the case, extraction may be necessary to prevent the following oral concerns.
Infection- This is a frequent issue when it comes to wisdom teeth impaction as patients are not able to get to the hard to reach areas with a basic oral hygiene routine. Emerging teeth are more vulnerable to bacterial invasion because they are in the back of the smile, and infected third molars leave surrounding dental structure susceptible to developing problems as well.
Misalignment- The inability to accommodate wisdom teeth is also the reason why malocclusion occurs. As third molars start coming into the smile, they push neighboring teeth into unaligned positions and cause complications such as crowding and crooked teeth.
Damage- Surrounding teeth may sustain trauma due to the lack of necessary space which causes the third and second molars to hit against one another. As the wisdom teeth continuously lean against their neighboring teeth, each gradually wear each other down and become less functional.
At our practice, our dentist makes every effort to ensure his patient’s comfort and maintain the health of their smile. He only recommends wisdom teeth removal after examining a patient’s dental anatomy and determining if their dental condition meets our practice’s procedural requirements. Our Rittman dental team does everything we can to preserve as much of your natural smile as possible, only advising patients for extraction if it will prevent negative impact on other structures.
Third Molar Removal at the office of Wade A. Karhan, DDS
Our dentist ensures patient comfort by educating them about expectations before and after surgery. When patients see us for wisdom teeth extraction, we sit and talk with them to provide a sense of confidence moving forward. Once the third molar has been removed, we give patients post-op instructions to avoid complication during the healing period.
Contact our Rittman practice
To learn more about wisdom teeth extractions, call the office of Wade A. Karhan, DDS, today. Dr. Karhan enjoys helping patients maintain their smiles for a lifetime.