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Situations That Might Mean You Need Oral Surgery

April 14, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Robert Rahm
Oral Surgery | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Even with the most diligent of home care and regular visits to the dentist for examinations and cleanings, you or your kids might still need to have oral surgery at some point. If you find yourself in need of oral surgery in Chesterfield, MO, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with Chesterfield Valley Dental.

We perform a wide variety of extractions right in our dental office, and we will only refer you to an oral surgeon if it is necessary to ensure the best outcome.

Let’s take a look at some of the instances that may warrant oral surgery.

Tooth Extractions

Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts, a tooth is either damaged or decayed, and it can no longer be saved. When this occurs, extraction is the best option. Not only can it save the rest of the teeth in the mouth, but it can prevent pain or infection from occurring by leaving a damaged tooth in the mouth.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in. Most people get them between the ages of 16 and 25. Some people never have issues with them; others find that they cause trouble.

They can become impacted when there is not enough room in the jaw for them to grow in properly. This can lead to other problems, including damage to adjacent teeth as well as pain and discomfort.

Sometimes impacted wisdom teeth remain below the surface of the gums or might just erupt partially, causing more problems. These need to be removed to protect the health of the rest of the teeth.

Call Chesterfield Valley Dental for More Information

If you are in need of oral surgery in Chesterfield, MO, please give us a call to find out how we can help.

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