Prevent the Consequences of Impacted Teeth For Good
Teeth that are not fully erupted and trapped in the soft or hard tissue in the jaw are called “impacted teeth,” and commonly require removal if they begin causing pain or harm to surrounding teeth. Our board-certified oral surgeon expertly removes impacted teeth, using gentle and safe techniques. An impacted tooth may not have any symptoms, but many patients experience pain, swelling, or inflammation around its location. Though any tooth can become impacted, the most common are adult canines and wisdom teeth. Even before you are experiencing symptoms of an impacted tooth, we can determine if certain teeth will be a problem and remove them before oral health is compromised.
The Problem with Impacted Teeth
An impacted tooth is sometimes not visible above the gum line, but it can create many hidden problems that will surface later, including inflammation of the gums and shifting of adjacent teeth. Even if your impacted tooth is not causing dental issues, we may recommend this tooth be removed to safeguard the rest of your smile. Postponing removal of these teeth can only increase the risk for problems arising in the future, especially after the age of 40 when impacted teeth can become fused into position. In any situation, we can perform a tooth extraction quickly. With the help of sedation dentistry and our gentle extraction process, you will only feel slight pressure and minimal discomfort.
Problems associated with impacted teeth include:
• Chronic bad breath
• Tooth or jaw pain
• Tooth decay
• Adjacent tooth damage
• Gum disease
• Facial swelling
• Tooth abscess
• Bone loss
Trust the Expertise of a Board-Certified Oral Surgeon
Tooth extractions are a common and routine dental procedure in our office. However, the nature of the extraction itself can be complex or become complicated quickly. As a fellow and diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Reza Bolourian’s training and knowledge have been evaluated and validated through a rigorous peer evaluation process. This board-certified status means that he has met the prerequisites and requirements necessary to maintain his professional credentials in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bolourian is not only skilled at performing safe and gentle tooth extractions, but is experienced in successfully handling any complications that may arise.