There are instances where it is necessary to remove a tooth. Some examples of this situation include a baby tooth that is misshapen or has long roots that prevent it from falling out on its own. In other cases, a tooth with a lot of decay could put other teeth at risk, or infection could call for extraction. Another reason could be for orthodontic correction.
Wisdom teeth typically erupt much later than other permanent teeth, which can cause problems for your oral health. At Peninsula Family Dental Center, we specialize in wisdom teeth extractions to prevent or alleviate these potential problems.