An unrestorable or impacted tooth doesn’t always cause symptoms right away, but it can become a serious problem if it gets infected or starts crowding other teeth.
Traditional Tooth Extraction
A tooth extraction is generally needed when there is no other way to restore the health of your tooth. Gum tissue flap is created to access bone tissue, and a small opening is made in the bone that covers the impacted tooth. The tooth is then sectioned and removed through the opening. The gum tissue flap is repositioned and sutured in place.
Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). Failing to erupt can also cause problems. The roots of surrounding teeth may end up being crowded, forcing them out of alignment and damaging your bite. Surgery to remove wisdom teeth is typically the best course of action.