Get Help for Troublesome Teeth
With Tooth Extractions
At St. Clair Tooth Co., Dr. Carly Cassleman always does everything she can to save your tooth. However, there may be times when it’s simply not possible to save your tooth, or when extracting it and replacing it is a better option. If you have a troublesome tooth in St. Clair Shores or Grosse Pointe, we can help with gentle tooth extractions. If you have a troublesome tooth, schedule your appointment today.
Why Would I Need
The most common reason is that your wisdom teeth aren’t growing into your mouth properly. We’ll discuss this in-depth in the next section of this page. You may also require a tooth extraction if your tooth has been damaged by decay, periodontal disease or an oral injury, and Dr. Cassleman does not believe we can save it with a restorative treatment like a filling, crown or root canal.
Beyond this, tooth extractions are sometimes also required to prepare for other restorative treatments, such as a dental bridge, denture or dental implant. Occasionally, teeth may also need to be extracted for orthodontic purposes, such as to make room in your mouth if you have a very small mouth and crowded teeth.
Our wisdom teeth are our third and final set of molars. They start to erupt much later than our other teeth. While you’ll usually have all of your adult teeth by the age of 12-13, wisdom teeth come out between the ages of 17-25.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have enough room in our mouths for our wisdom teeth. This is especially true of patients who have had orthodontics. That means they may emerge incorrectly, cause the other teeth to move, and cause other complications like a high risk of infection. For these reasons, most people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed once they come in.
However, wisdom tooth extraction is not always necessary. If they are growing into your mouth properly and not causing any oral health issues, you may be able to keep your wisdom teeth. We recommend consulting with Dr. Carly Cassleman to learn more.
What Can I Expect
From the Extraction Process?
The basic extraction process is very simple. Dr. Cassleman will numb your mouth and clean the treatment area. You can also be sedated, if you wish. Then, Dr. Cassleman will begin loosening your tooth in its socket using a dental elevator. Once your tooth has been sufficiently loosened, she will grab it by the root using a pair of dental forceps. Then, your tooth will be pulled out, and the area will be cleaned, sanitized, and sutured shut. This process is repeated for each tooth that requires extraction.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
With Dr. Carly Cassleman
Ready to get your dental health back on track? Dr. Carly Cassleman is always here to provide excellent care for patients in St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe. Contact us at (586) 404-4911 or stop by our office at 21321 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 to schedule your appointment. We’re always accepting new patients, so we hope to meet you soon.