Tooth ExtractionAn Overview
Tooth extractions are performed in our Cockeysville dental office by Dr. Ashley Izadi or Dr. Roham Rafat. Wisdom teeth removal is one of top tooth extraction procedures in our office. Other reasons for tooth extraction might include teeth that are crowded, broken, damaged, or decayed.
Baltimore Periodontist Roham Rafat, DDS, MS
Dr. Rafat of Valley Dental Health is a periodontist, specializing in implant dentistry and the replacement of missing teeth. He is one of the most qualified dentists in the Baltimore area for advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Valley Dental Health is an all-in-one treatment center for dental implants, meaning that our dentists will handle every phase of your treatment in our Cockeysville dental office.
Tooth Extraction What to Expect
Tooth pain can be some of the most unbearable pain that people experience. Usually the first thought is that it would be best to remove the painful tooth. But many times, it is actually in the patient’s best interest to preserve the natural tooth with either root canal therapy or other treatment methods.
If you do need a tooth extraction, it is important to also consider replacement options for the missing tooth. After a tooth is removed, the bone begins to deteriorate. The teeth that remain can start to migrate into the open area, leading to potential problems with the fit of the bite and TMJ function.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The wisdom teeth often emerge during in the late teenage years to early twenties. Wisdom teeth, also called the third molars, typically lack adequate space in the jaw to erupt properly and are therefore removed to prevent them from becoming impacted or causing damage to the other teeth. Emerging wisdom teeth are often painful and the tooth extraction can alleviate that pain. Many wisdom teeth extractions can be performed in our Cockeysville dental office. Some more complicated extractions will be referred out to local Oral Surgeons for management.