There are a variety of reasons and conditions that may lead to a tooth needing to be extracted. Most commonly, extensive caries (decay) in a tooth may ultimately render it beyond repair, no matter how heroic the measure. Situations that may lead to the need for an extraction can include the decay extending too deep within the tooth, too much of the tooth having been eroded, or the tooth being severely abscessed.
Teeth may also need to be extracted due to developing a non-reparable crack. These cracks are often not visible to the naked eye. If the crack is located deep within the tooth, it may lead to the development of an infection which, in turn, can result in bone loss around the tooth, extensive decay, or the formation of a dental abscess with associated facial swelling that in severe cases may be life-threatening.
Additionally, teeth may need to be removed because of severe periodontal disease, inadequate room in the jaw, or dental crowding. It is important to remove these teeth in a timely fashion before potentially more significant problems develop. With all of these scenarios, your referring provider will often discuss their concerns with you and why they are recommending a dental extraction. Additionally, during your consultation with Dr. Noori, he will carefully evaluate your teeth and share his thoughts while discussing in detail what options would be best for you. Dr. Noori will work hand-in-hand with your general dentist or other referral source to ensure that your treatment is well coordinated and tailored to best suit your specific needs.
Impacted and partially impacted teeth can be painful and lead to infection. They may also crowd or damage adjacent teeth or roots. More serious problems may occur if the sac surrounding the impacted tooth becomes filled with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst.
Despite the considerable concern regarding impacted third molars, several recent studies found that third molars which have broken through the tissue and erupted into the mouth in a normal, upright position may be just as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted. Not all problems related to third molars are painful or visible. Damage can occur without your being aware of it. No one can predict when third molar complications will occur, but when they do, the circumstances can be much more painful and the teeth more difficult to treat.
Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are the only true experts at removing wisdom teeth. This is why a focused consultation with Dr. Noori, who specializes in the removal of wisdom teeth, is crucial.
At Peak OMS & Dental Implant Center, Dr. Noori utilizes recent advances in medicine and state-of-the-art technology to allow patients to undergo wisdom teeth removal in a manner that promotes rapid healing and lessens post-operative discomfort. Your wisdom teeth removal will often be safely and pleasantly carried out under the maximal comforts of intravenous sedation.
Outside of anesthesiologists, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons receive the greatest amount of training of any medical or dental specialty in the administration of anesthesia. Dr. Noori trained under the guidance of one of the nation’s most pre-eminent experts on dental anesthesia and additionally completed six months of general anesthesia training.
At Peak Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, Dr. Noori offers a full range of comfort levels with all office-based procedures for adults as well as children. At your consultation, he will discuss the best anesthesia options for you depending on the complexity of your procedure, your medical history, and the level of comfort desired. In addition to utilizing numerous standardized monitoring equipment, Dr. Noori uses gentle medications that are well tolerated and quickly metabolized. This allows for safe and comfortable procedures with a quick and smooth recovery.
During your procedure, one or more of the following may be used to eliminate discomfort and anxiety:
- pre-appointment sedative medication
- local anesthesia
- nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
- intravenous light, moderate, or deep sedation
- general anesthesia.
Patients who have had procedures performed under intravenous sedation generally all describe their feelings during procedures as comfortable and surprisingly pleasant. Not everyone, however, is a candidate for in-office intravenous sedation and depending on his assessment and your medical history, Dr. Noori may need to recommend other options or performing your surgery in an outpatient or inpatient surgery setting.