Removing permanent wisdom teeth is necessitated when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, making it impossible to be salvaged. In cases like these, the affected tooth usually causes severe pain and removing it is the only way to alleviate a patient’s discomfort. Infection and periodontitis are also common reasons for a dentist to prescribe extraction.
A dental check-up is performed to help us determine the severity of a patient’s condition and prescribe if removing the affected tooth is the only way. As much as possible, we try to save our patients’ permanent teeth.However, if removal is the best option, our dentists might need to have a dental X-ray done to give them a better picture of the patient’s dental structure. These X-Rays enables us to form a concrete and accurate plan to remove the affected tooth as smoothly and painlessly possible.The severity of the case will also indicate the kind and level of anesthesia a dentist will use. Local anesthesia is commonly preferred for simple extractions, while general anesthetic used if more teeth are involved. For meticulous and high-quality oral care, trust only the experts at Dr. Aknouk’s practices.