Wisdom Teeth, Extractions, & Gum Disease in Kingston
Perio Surgery & Extractions
It’s very important to take care of your oral health, and if you think you have any issues with your teeth including gum disease, Kingston’s Dr. William S Motruk Dentistry clinic can help. We take your teeth, gums, and mouth health seriously, and we are trained in:
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Dr. Motruk is trained in periodontics so when your gums hurt or are bleeding we can help by finding the cause of the issue and treating it as soon as possible.
What is periodontics?
Periodontics is the study of the gums, and the health of your gums is just as important as the health of your teeth. Gum disease is when decay attacks your gums instead of your teeth, and it actually has consequences to your overall health. Gum disease can lead to bleeding or sensitive gums as well as pains in your mouth. In extreme cases it can result in tooth loss. We provide treatments for gum disease that can relieve pain and help reverse the damage done.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during your late teens to early twenties. For some people, wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to grow in naturally. For others, wisdom teeth often cause issues as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth may only emerge partially, or the tooth can come in unevenly.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to other teeth or the jaw. They can also provide a place for bacteria to gather since they are hard to reach and clean. Routine x-rays during a dental exam can reveal if you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Potential problems make it necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth so that larger problems do not arise.
Usually when dentists discuss extractions, they’re referring to impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause discomfort, infection, inflammation, and even decay as they come in and push against other teeth. In cases like this, or in more extreme cases, where cysts develop around the wisdom teeth and jeopardize the health of the jaw bone, extractions will be the only viable option.
When it comes to the other teeth in your mouth, performing a tooth extraction is something that Dr. Motruk would consider only after doing everything else possible to save the tooth, including root canal therapy. If the tooth is badly decaying, has been traumatized, or there is excessive loss of bone around the tooth due to periodontal disease and the tooth is very mobile, then Dr. Motruk may seriously consider removing the tooth to preserve the health of the teeth surrounding it, as well as your entire mouth. When having an extraction done, Dr. Motruk will also recommend implants and different kinds of dentures, depending on the situation.