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Tooth Extractions

In many cases, a tooth is so decayed or damaged that it cannot be repaired and the only option is an extraction. Another example of extraction is when a teen or young adult needs a wisdom tooth pulled. Dr. Borisson will use her extensive skill and experience to make you as comfortable as possible during the extraction process.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

What Is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction can be defined as the process of removing a tooth from the mouth. Tooth removal is permanent and irreversible which means the extracted tooth will be gone for the rest of your life. Depending on the type of extraction, Dr. Borisson will apply either a local anesthetic or general anesthesia, to ensure a painless experience during the procedure.

Why Does Someone Need a Tooth Pulled?

The most common reason for necessary tooth extraction is damage caused by extensive decay or trauma. Dr. Borisson will use her extensive experience to try to save the tooth before even considering an extraction. However, sometimes a tooth is too decayed or damaged to be saved. If left untreated, an affected tooth can cause an infection, patients undergoing an organ transplant or cancer treatment are especially vulnerable. Extra teeth, wisdom teeth, or baby teeth that prevent other healthy teeth from erupting properly are also candidates for tooth extraction. In other cases, the dentist will also use extractions to create room for teeth to move when you get braces or other corrective gear. Dr. Borisson will often recommend the extraction of loose teeth in patients with gum diseaseto prevent further damage.

What Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that most people have in the back of their mouth. These molars typically begin to erupt when patients are in their teens to early 20s. Wisdom teeth eruption can lead to misalignment of the other teeth and crowd the jawbone and nerve. Wisdom teeth also have a relatively high chance of becoming infected and swollen as a result of becoming impacted and failing to fully emerge. To prevent these problems, Dr. Borisson can extract your wisdom teeth before any symptoms even arise. The younger you are, the less the roots of your wisdom teeth are developed, and the easier the procedure to remove them.
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