Wisdom tooth removal and other dental extractions

The wisdom teeth, referred to as the third molars, are notorious for causing problems in many individuals. These teeth usually erupt between the ages of 16 and 25 but can also appear later or not at all. These molars often cause issues because they often do not have enough room to emerge properly. Most patient’s jaws are too small to accommodate these extra teeth, which results in them becoming impacted (stuck under the gum line) or growing sideways. With these issues in mind, it is important to work with a dentist in Vacaville, California, who provides dental extractions. Wisdom tooth extraction is a standard procedure performed by Drs. Shirin Hamed and Reza Moezi of Creekside Center for Comprehensive Dentistry and can be completed in one of two ways.

What methods of tooth removal are available at Creekside Center for Comprehensive Dentistry?

Drs. Hamed and Moezi are pleased to offer two methods of tooth removal, including both simple and surgical extraction. During an evaluation, we may take x-rays to evaluate your smile and determine the type of treatment best for your needs. Let’s see how each tooth extraction method is performed to get a better understanding of which one you might require:

  • Simple extraction. With a simple extraction of a third molar or another adult tooth, the tooth must be visible above the gum line. The simple extraction is the manual removal of a tooth using specialized instruments designed to grip the tooth and remove it from the socket in the jawbone. This method is typically used for teeth that are fully erupted and have a single, straight root. The area is numbed with local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure, and patients can ask about sedation methods if they are uneasy about spending time in the chair for tooth extraction.
  • Surgical extraction. Surgical extraction, on the other hand, is used for wisdom teeth or other natural adult teeth that are impacted or not fully erupted. This type of dental extraction requires making an incision in the tissues of the gums to access the tooth underneath. Sometimes, a small portion of bone may also need to be removed to extract the tooth entirely. Surgical extractions are usually performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, as they can be more complex and require longer recovery time.

Which one do I need?

During your consultation visit and evaluation with Drs. Hamed and Moezi will determine what type of removal is needed for each tooth being extracted. Some may require simple extraction, while others might require surgical extraction.

Schedule a consultation at Creekside Center for Comprehensive Dentistry of Vacaville, California, to determine if wisdom tooth removal is right for you!

Call (707) 392-3233 to request time to speak to Drs. Shirin Hamed and Reza Moezi about wisdom tooth extraction services readily available at the office, located at 1350 Burton Drive and open to patients in the surrounding communities of Fairfield, Dixon, Davis, Winters, Woodland, Sacramento, and Suisun City, CA.