Sports dental injuries may also require tooth removal when there has been too much trauma to the tooth. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that’s done when there isn’t enough space in the jaw to accommodate new teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious damage to a patient’s smile by pushing other teeth out of the way, getting stuck when only partially erupted from the gum line, and reversing years of orthodontic work.
Our family dentists will be able to look at your child’s dental x-rays to determine if wisdom tooth removal is necessary. Some patients are able to keep their wisdom teeth without any damage to their smile.
After the tooth extraction procedure, our dentists will ask you to bite down on a sterile gauze pad after the tooth is removed. This helps form a clot where the tooth was removed and speeds the healing process. Any oral surgery site should not be disturbed for 24 hours after the surgery.
Our tooth extraction dentists will be able to help you feel comfortable and safe during tooth extraction. If you are interested in learning if you need a tooth removed, call our Grandville family dentistsat (616) 534-0080.