Wisdom Tooth Extractions Charlotte

Removing Unnecessary Teeth to Avoid Future Dental Problems

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Wisdom teeth are commonly referred to as third molars and were once essential to life. Early civilizations relied on these teeth to eat nutritious foods such as wild game; however, as times changed and diets improved, humans no longer required these teeth to eat various foods. As a result, jawlines narrowed, causing the molars to become more of a nuisance. At Holt Family Dentistry, we can remove these unnecessary teeth so that future oral health problems do not occur, such as infection, impaction, or damage. Call us if you or your teen might benefit from wisdom tooth extractions in Charlotte.

Why Choose Holt Family Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Friendly, Caring Dental Team
  • Dentist & Staff Who Are Bilingual
  • Dental Sedation Used Upon Request

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

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Wisdom tooth extraction is typically performed on individuals between the ages of 17 and 24. Often viewed as a rite of passage, this process is rather common. Depending on whether your wisdom teeth are impacted (beneath the gumline) or have partially erupted, we will perform the necessary procedure.

If we find that we can see the tops of your wisdom teeth, we will likely remove them using specialized dental instruments known as elevators and forceps. Once the tooth is raised, we will grasp it within the forceps and begin to move it back and forth until it detaches from the ligaments.

If we discover that your wisdom teeth are beneath the gums and impacted, it will be necessary to take a more surgical route. This includes opening the gum tissue and exposing the impacted tooth. After sectioning the tooth, it will be removed in pieces to avoid hindering the existing bone any more than necessary.