In some cases, a tooth is damaged beyond repair with a root canal or crown. In this case,the tooth may need to be extracted. In many cases, our dentists can perform extractions with local anesthesia and patients can return to work with no complications within a day or two. In some cases, such as most wisdom teeth, a referral to an oral surgeon may be made.
Your third molars are more commonly called “wisdom teeth.” Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, third molars often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction. When any tooth lacks the space to come through or simply develops in the wrong place of your jaw and becomes impacted, problems can arise. Primarily, damage to adjacent teeth and crowding occur.