Tooth Extractions - Wisdom Teeth, 3rd Molar, etc.

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Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why a tooth extraction may be needed. But don't worry, Dr. Tanner is called the "Gentle Dentist" for a reason...

Wisdom teeth are extracted to correct problems with the teeth, or to prevent problems that may occur in the future. As your wisdom teeth come in, some of the problems that can occur include:

Your jaw may not be large enough for them, and they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums. Your wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. Food and germs can get trapped under the flap and cause your gums to become red, swollen, and painful. These are signs of periodontal infection. More serious problems can develop from impacted teeth, such as infection, damage to other teeth and bone, or a cyst. One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the tooth facing forward, backward, or to either side.

The ideal time to remove your wisdom teeth is before they begin to cause you any pain or discomfort. While some people do have room for their wisdom teeth, those without space can be identified early through routine x-rays.

If you live in Grants Pass or the surrounding areas, Dr. Tanner would be happy to discuss your individual circumstances and offer appropriate recommendations to help you feel comfortable with your decision.

The best 3D technology available allows us to see vital areas in wisdom teeth removal.

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