In extreme cases where a tooth cannot be saved, an extraction will be performed. Please click on a link below for more information.
Wisdom teeth are the molars that are farthest back in the mouth. These teeth are the last to grow into the mouth, usually after age 18.
Wisdom teeth often become impacted-- they do not grow in properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a myriad of problems, including gum disease, infection, decay, even tumors.
To prevent potential problems, wisdom teeth are usually extracted at the first sign that they may be impacted.
In cases of severe infection, where restorative approaches will not save a tooth, an extraction may be necessary.