When a tooth is broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will do their best to try and fix it. When there's too much damage, an extraction is likely. Dr. Eric K Borchert DDS takes care of tooth extractions, as well as wisdom tooth removal. Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. It's often done because of decay, but may also be required to make room for other teeth or to stem the risk of infections. In the case of wisdom teeth, they are often misaligned and need to be removed when people get into their late teens and early 20s. Wisdom teeth can become impacted or affect neighboring teeth and nerves. Contact the office of Dr. Eric K Borchert DDS today to learn more about your wisdom teeth.
When your tooth has been removed, your doctor will recommend a variety of treatments and care techniques to make your recovery go as smoothly as possible. Some suggestions include: