Plateau Dental Care

Extractions including wisdom teeth

There are a number of reasons people may need teeth extracted. Severe gum disease, wear and tear or an emergency can all lead to your dentist suggesting an extraction.

But it isn’t just disease and trauma that lead to tooth loss. Unfortunately, we all get old, and our teeth do too. Ageing teeth can break or chip more easily than you expect. If you have decay in your teeth, that’s even more likely to cause problems.

For some people, wisdom teeth can become a problem if they force your other teeth to move, or lead to other problems with infections or with your jawbone. If you’re having problems with your bite or with jaw pain, your wisdom teeth may be a cause of the problem, and may require extraction.

Your dentist can tell you if you need teeth extracted, or whether another treatment is more appropriate for your circumstances.

For more information on any of these procedures or to request a consultation, drop in to our dental surgery in Alstonville or click here to email us