Oral Surgery – Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Round Lake Family Dentistry, we offer Oral Surgery services in a comfortable setting.

Oral Surgery Services:

  • Teeth Extractions (Teeth Removal)
  • Bone Grafting
  • Dental Implants

When are tooth extractions necessary?

There are a number of conditions that can require the extraction of one or more teeth. In some cases, patients have experienced damage due to decay or trauma that has exceeded the limits for repair. In other cases, a perfectly healthy tooth may need to be removed in order to make room for orthodontic treatment, or for other teeth to come in properly. Finally, one of the most common reasons for tooth extractions is when wisdom teeth have become impacted or infected and must be removed.

What is the procedure for having a tooth extracted?

As with any dental procedure, your Round Lake dentists will begin with a thorough assessment, during which we will evaluate. Once the patient is made comfortable, the dentist will perform the extraction using the method best suited for that patient’s particular set of needs. Postoperative care and necessary prescription medications will be provided to promote optimal healing and minimize pain and discomfort. Call (847) 740-0217 to schedule your appointment.

What are the signs that wisdom teeth extractions necessary?

Many patients seek dental care only when they are experiencing significant pain, or when a traumatic event has led to damage. This, however, is a flawed approach. Individuals should maintain a regular schedule of dental cleanings and checkups, during which your Round Lake Dentists can evaluate their overall oral health and determine if oral surgical care is necessary. In many cases, regular office visits can prevent extensive dental work that comes about when treatment is delayed. In the case of wisdom teeth extractions, patients who are experiencing significant pain or who can see signs of tooth crowding or gum infection in the back of the jaw with impacted teeth within their mouth should schedule an appointment for oral surgery treatment right away.

Most of the time, there is only room for 28 teeth. It can be quite painful when the fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your Third Molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”

Why Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth or 3 rd molars are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is required when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum (Impacted) and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone causing gum infection and damage surrounding teeth. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully. Delay in treatment causes patients to suffer more trauma, pain and discomfort. Please ask your dentist if you have any questions. Call (847) 740-0217 for your Appointment today.