There are times when a tooth extraction is the best option for the overall health and function of your smile. Dr. Alla Brown will perform most tooth extractions in the convenience of our Buford, Georgia dental office. When necessary, we refer patients to an oral surgeon or periodontist for tooth extractions.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The most common type of tooth extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth generally appear in the late teenage years to early twenties. These are also called the third molars and typically lack adequate space in the jaw to erupt properly.
Wisdom teeth extraction is usually recommended to alleviate pain and to maintain the position of the other teeth. The wisdom teeth can damage neighboring teeth and in some cases become impacted.
Impacted wisdom teeth can develop into an abscess that must be treated immediately to prevent infection from spreading to the rest of the body. The risk of developing more advanced dental concerns increases with age if wisdom teeth aren’t removed.
Contact Us for a Consultation
If you suspect you need a tooth extraction or need to have wisdom teeth removed, contact our Buford, Georgia dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry.