At LiveHealthy Dental, our goal is to always save teeth whenever possible. However, there are times when it’s not. If a tooth is severely decayed or damaged, an extraction may be the best option.

In addition, there are also many cases where there is simply not enough room in the mouth for a person’s third molars (commonly known as “wisdom teeth”) to properly come in. LiveHealthy Dental takes the time to fully review all options with his patients when it comes to any extractions, including third molar extractions.

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More than 200,000 cases of tooth impaction, which is when a tooth fails to fully grow out of the gum, are reported just in the United States alone each year. The main cause is usually a lack of space for the tooth to properly develop. Due to the crowding issues that can occur, cleaning becomes more difficult, which may eventually lead to gum disease.

If you often suffer from pain in your jaw, call LiveHealthy Dental to schedule an appointment today. We will fully examine you before going over the options and his recommendations for treatment.