Teeth Extractions

A couple smiling together after teeth extractions at Evolve Dental Care in Richmond VATeeth extractions happen when we need to remove a tooth. This may seem strange because most of a dentist’s job involves saving teeth, rather than removing them. Rest assured that we will always do everything we can to keep your mouth at its optimum health.

You’re in good hands with Evolve Dental Group.

When Would I Need an Extraction?

Wherever possible, we do try to save your tooth and heal it. However, there are several circumstances where this may not be possible.

Decay | If a cavity has spread too deeply through a tooth, there may not be enough structure left to save it. In these cases, the optimal solution is to extract it and replace it with a bridge or a dental implant.

Overcrowding | This is an extremely common reason for the extraction of a tooth. It happens with wisdom teeth in nearly every mouth.

Overcrowding causes teeth to grow in crookedly or to only partially emerge. It also increases the risk of cavity, due to close spaces that are difficult to clean.

Breakage | If you have been involved in an accident or injury that has caused damage to your tooth, we can often repair this with bonding or a crown. Sometimes, just as with extensive cavities, the structure of the tooth is too damaged to be saved and must be removed.

Two teenage girls smiling after getting their wisdom teeth removed in Henrico, VA. They are listening to music in headphones.Wisdom Teeth

As mentioned above, wisdom tooth extractions are one of the most common dental procedures. Nearly everyone has wisdom teeth, and most need them removed at some point.

This is due to the size of our jaws. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually grow in between ages 18–21. These days, however, our jaws are often too small to fit another row of molars.

Many centuries ago, the health of our teeth was directly linked to life expectancy. Wisdom teeth would not only have been useful but necessary. However, as dental technology, health care, and living conditions have improved, our need for wisdom teeth has decreased.

Jaws have gradually become smaller, making the third molars more of a problem than a benefit. Sometimes wisdom teeth don’t emerge from the gum line at all but are impacted below the surface.

What We Can Offer You

Evolve Dental Group does not have the ability, at this time, to remove impacted wisdom teeth. We are always growing our practice and hope to someday increase the number of services we offer.

We can, however, safely and effectively remove non-impacted wisdom teeth, as well as any other teeth that have been damaged or crowded out.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions about this process or to set up an appointment.