Our Goals and Priorities
Wisdom teeth have gained a reputation for creating problems; frequently when these teeth are coming out they do not have enough room in the jaw creating pressure on the rest of the teeth forcing them to move towards the middle creating an overlapping of the teeth.
Other problems caused by wisdom teeth can be gum disease, and decay because these teeth are difficult to clean and they may collect bacteria. It is important an early diagnosis and removal of one or more wisdom teeth before roots become firmly embedded in the dense adult jaw bone.
Dental extractions are performed in order to remove teeth that are not restorable, have severe decay or severe infection, are loose and may be dislodged and block the patient’s airway, or have advanced gum disease. Some other factors may lead to tooth extractions and will be discussed with patients on an individual basis. In dentistry, extractions are known to be the last resort. In Miles for Smiles, it is our ambition to do our best to save as many teeth as possible by preserving natural teeth.