SURGICAL DENTISTRY

 

SIMPLE AND SURGICAL EXTRACTIONS

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If your tooth has been damaged, become fractured, breaks in half, or experiences large amounts of decay, it might be necessary for a dentist to perform a tooth extraction to avoid further damage. Extractions help in protecting the gums and health of surrounding teeth and are suggested when it is the most viable option. At KEMP DENTAL we specialize in general, cosmetic, and emergency dental procedures like tooth extractions that help pave the way for continuous oral health in the future for our patients. We perform simple and surgical extractions to ensure we can provide the needed care that will assist you in your long-term oral health. 

 

WISDOM TEETH 

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Wisdom teeth (3rd molars) are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the “Age of Wisdom.” Research has shown that as soon as periodontal disease is found in the 3rd molar locations, the issue is persistent and progressive, but it may improve after the extraction of the wisdom tooth. Also 3rd molars have a higher occurrence of cavity due to inability to perform proper hygiene. In some instances a fluid-filled cyst or tumor may form around the untreated wisdom tooth. As the cyst grows, it may lead to far more critical problems as it hollows out the jaw and damages surrounding nerves, teeth and other vital structures.

At Kemp Dental our doctors are able to extract wisdom teeth with special and gentle care. Nitrous oxide, local anesthetics and Valium are available for your comfort.

If you choose to keep your wisdom teeth, after you discuss your situation with the dental professional, be sure to consider special care in cleaning and flossing your teeth, specifically the molars. Also, make sure that you get your biannual checkups.