When teeth can no longer be saved due to fracture, extensive decay or advanced periodontal disease, oral surgery is necessary to eliminate pain or infection. Once teeth have been removed, we provide a number of tooth replacement options including dental implants to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth in the farthest back area of your mouth. Most people do not have enough space in their mouth to allow for the full eruption of these teeth. Consequently, wisdom teeth frequently only erupt part way or they may grow sideways. When these situations occur several problems can develop including food packing, swelling, pain and infections. It is also possible to develop damage to the jaw bones or adjacent teeth.
To avoid these problems or to treat them if they have already occurred, early diagnosis and extraction of these teeth is frequently recommended to prevent or treat these circumstances.
Although few general dentists remove wisdom teeth, Dr. Luttrell performs most all forms of oral surgical care including removal of wisdom teeth. Dr. Luttrell received his training while in the Navy. This service is provided in our office using local anesthetic and, if desired, nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) or oral sedation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call and our professional staff will be happy to assist you.
If you want exceptional dental and oral healthcare in a warm and comfortable office, call Boerne Dental Center to schedule your appointment. Let us dedicate over 60 years of experience to you and your family. We’re open Fridays!