Oral Surgery/Extractions

Dr. John Raffel treats a wide ranges of problems in both adults and children including EXTRACTION OF TEETH

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth.

Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including:
  • tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable
  • extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth
  • extraction of extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in
  • extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

  • Wisdom teeth are third molars that usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25 at the back of the mouth.
  • Wisdom teeth can grow unnoticed until they start to cause issues in the mouth.
  • They are commonly extracted when they affect other teeth – this is known as “impacted wisdom teeth”.
  • Wisdom teeth are extracted either because they have already become impacted or because they are potentially problematic.
  • The extraction of wisdom teeth can be a troublesome procedure.

For more complicated procedures we will recommend an oral surgeon.

If you are experiencing pain from a wisdom tooth, contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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