Hover Dental Group in Longmont provides it’s patients with custom-tailored diagnostic and treatment for deformities, traumatic injuries to the mouth, teeth, and jaws, as well as wisdom tooth (third molar) extraction, dental implants, and more. Led by Dr. Casey Kochevar, our caring and compassionate staff offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient cosmetic and functional oral surgical services catered to patients of all ages. Our goal is to provide our patients with convenient, compassionate, and personalized care, while delivering results that as cosmetically appealing as they are functionally healthy.
Tooth extractions may be performed when a tooth is broken, damaged or diseased, or if the tooth results in overcrowding in the mouth (this is typical of wisdom teeth). Teeth may also be extracted as a precursor to other dental procedures, such as dental implants, bridges, dentures and other restorative dental procedures.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Longmont, CO
Wisdom teeth (aka. third molars) usually start coming in during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Most adults will get 4 wisdom teeth, and while they do sometimes come in properly, generally wisdom teeth become impacted (a condition whereby the teeth fuse with the upper or lower jaw) or come in sideways, which can cause damage or dislocation of the gums and other teeth. It is therefor generally recommended that people have them removed as soon as possible. Should a wisdom tooth fuse with the bone, it may be necessary to perform a procedure called “bone removal” to extract the tooth. Additionally, waiting until later in life to remove wisdom teeth can increase the risk of cyst and tumor formation.
At Hover Dental Group, we recommend extraction of wisdom teeth as soon as it is determined that they have become impacted or before the formation of the root is complete. Removing wisdom teeth later in life can present your dentist with a more complicated procedure. Increased bone density and the potential for jaw line bone loss can limit our removal options.
For more information about wisdom tooth extraction in Longmont, Colorado, give Hover Dental Group a call at (303) 684-9777 or contact us online via our web form!