Tooth extractions and wisdom teeth

Tooth extractions and wisdom teeth

Teenagers usually have wisdom teeth (third molars), which sit at odd angles and are not entering the oral cavity the same way as other teeth. They often abscess, and it is best that wisdom teeth get extracted before they cause major problems. Dr. Bernsdorf performs certain types of tooth extractions, as determined by specific cases and conditions. A tooth may be recommended for extraction because it is significantly damaged due to decay; has become infected and threatens overall health; or is causing spacing or gapping issues in the mouth.