Tooth Extraction An Overview
A tooth may need to be extracted in order to fully restore the health to your smile. When a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or impacted Dr. Overholtzer may recommend a tooth extraction as a last resort. Dr. Overholtzer always strives to preserve as much of your natural smile as possible and always recommends the most conservative treatment plan possible with a lasting and stable smile as the end goal.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Tooth extraction is common for teen and young adults who have impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and can often cause overcrowding or infection if left unattended.
Diagnostic x-rays will help Dr. Overholtzer determine if wisdom tooth removal will be necessary. Patients will receive a local anesthetic for their comfort. The wisdom teeth will be gently removed from the jaw and structures will be placed to reduce the risk of infection.
Our dental care team will provide patients with detailed post-op instructions to aide in a quick and comfortable recovery. Most patients fully recover in one to two days after their wisdom teeth are removed.