Archive for the ‘ Teeth Extraction ’ Category

Supernumerary Teeth

Hyperdontia is a dental developmental alteration resulting in an increased number of teeth. The occurrence of hyperdontia is between 1% and 3.5% in the permanent dentition and 0.3% and 0.6% in the primary dentition, respectively. It is found more commonly in males at a ratio of 2:1. Though the location of the supernumerary teeth may have […]

Coronectomy

One of the major risks of removing the lower wisdom teeth is injury to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). The risk of injury to the IAN ranges from 0.35% to 8.4% during wisdom teeth removal. This causes numbness to the patient’s lip and chin on the side of the injury. In majority of cases, the […]

Immediate Implant Placement in Extraction Sockets

One of the obstacles a patient faces with dental implants is the length of treatment required. Traditionally, it takes two surgeries and up to eight months of healing after a tooth extraction to receive a new implant tooth. However, with improved implant surfaces and techniques,  we can now predictably place dental implants into the sockets of teeth […]

Reasons to Remove Wisdom Teeth

• There is limited space. Wisdom teeth may contribute to crowding of teeth, prevent eruption of second molars and may cause shifting of teeth after braces.1 Figure 1. Developing tooth #32 preventing normal eruption of #31. • Early removal is better. Younger patients heal faster and easier. When roots are not fully developed, the chance […]