Treatment To Save Your Impacted Tooth

santa rosa impacted teethWhen a tooth becomes impacted, this means it can only partially erupt. This could happen for a variety of reasons, but could cause major problems for your oral health and even the alignment of your teeth. To offer correction and restore comfort, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons will use treatments to help bracket or remove impacted teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Impaction

Sometimes, an impaction occurs that shouldn’t be fixed, but removed entirely. In our late teens and early 20s, up to four new molars could erupt in the upper and lower arches of your smile. Known as wisdom teeth, this could lead to misalignment, infection, damaged teeth, and a painful partial eruption known as an impaction. To save your smile’s health, stability, and beauty, you need to have these teeth removed. While we strive to remove them before they erupt, if you’ve already had wisdom teeth arrive and cause trouble for your smile, we can perform a safe and comfortable extraction. You can then talk to your general dentist or orthodontist about correcting the complications left behind by these teeth.

Bracketing Your Tooth

A tooth could become impacted due to issues with the shape and size of your jaw and teeth, or due to problems with baby teeth falling out and permanent teeth erupting. This could lead to issues with kids, teens, and adults, impacting the alignment, health, function, and even the appearance of your smile. We could bracket the teeth to bring them into proper position. After we gather detailed CT images of your smile, we will attach brackets to natural teeth next to the impacted one, and then one to the partially erupted tooth. A chain then connects these brackets. We will adjust tension to slowly shift the tooth into proper alignment.

Dental Sedation

How do we ensure you feel calm and comfortable whether your tooth is being bracketed or removed entirely? We have an array of dental sedations available, from nitrous oxide or oral and even IV. Our team is skilled and experienced in the administration of sedation, and we have a trained anesthesiologist present throughout the process. These help you enter a deep state of calm and relaxation, with little to no memory of the procedure. If you have any questions about what to do about your partially erupted tooth, or about how we ensure your comfort during the procedure, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Treating an Impacted Tooth?

Our team is ready to help you avoid major complications with your smile. To learn more about how we restore smiles with oral surgery, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.