Palm Family Dentistry

Dental Extractions Prairieville, LA

woman getting x-ray | dental extractions prairieville laOne of our goals at Palm Family Dentistry is to help you maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. In some cases, unfortunately, removing a tooth is necessary in order to protect your oral health.

The good news is that Dr. Palm is highly skilled at performing all types of extractions, which means you’ll be working with the team you know and trust for your procedure instead of being referred elsewhere. Here are some circumstances that may require an extraction.

Wisdom Teeth

Also called your third molars, your wisdom teeth are the last to arrive. They arrive way back in your mouth, behind your second molars. Wisdom teeth typically come in when you are between the ages of 18 to 25 years old and are usually recommended for extraction for these reasons:

  • Not enough space or crowding: There is often not enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth, and they might begin to crowd your other teeth and cause shifting.
  • They remain impacted: Some wisdom teeth remain stuck below the gum line, or impacted, which can lead to infection and other issues.
  • They are hard to keep clean: Wisdom teeth are so far back that they can be difficult to brush or floss properly. This increases your risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay.
  • They arrive at odd angles: Some wisdom teeth don’t come in straight. If they arrive at a strange angle, they may affect your healthy teeth.

Wisdom teeth extractions are common procedures, and whether your teeth are impacted or coming in at an unusual angle, Dr. Palm can help.

Orthodontics

Some patients who suffer from severe crowding of their teeth may need to have some teeth removed for orthodontic treatment. An extraction may make aligning teeth easier in these cases.

Dental Infections

When a tooth has been injured, traumatized, or decayed beyond what root canal therapy can repair, we may need to remove that tooth in order to protect your other teeth and your overall health. A dental infection can potentially spread to other teeth and critical areas of your body, and sometimes an extraction is needed to eliminate the infection.woman getting dental exam | remove infected teeth prairieville la

Periodontal Disease

Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Gum disease is essentially an infection that occurs when plaque and bacteria buildup irritates your gums and causes an infection.

When the bone and soft tissue that support your teeth become infected and are not treated in a timely manner, you may need extractions to eliminate the infection.

A Team You Can Trust

No matter which type of extraction you might be facing, Dr. Palm has extensive training and handles all types of extractions at both of his Louisiana dental office locations. Patients can take comfort in knowing that they will be working with the same dentist they have built a relationship with throughout the entire procedure and recovery process.

Give Palm Family Dentistry a call today to learn more about how we can help with teeth extractions.

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