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Tooth Extractions Timonium, MD

Tooth ExtractionAn Overview

Tooth extraction may be necessary for patients with overcrowding. When the jaw is too small, the primary teeth and molars may not have enough room to develop fully. If left as is, teeth may shift causing a crooked smile.

Tooth extractions are only used as part of a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. For some patients, braces will only be fully effective if a tooth is extracted to make room to shift the teeth into proper alignment.

Dr. Izadi provides personalized orthodontic consultations addressing the functional musculoskeletal concerns that cause orthodontic developmental issues. Our orthodontic team works with children and adult patients to provide orthodontic care and education for the support and maintenance of lasting results.

Tooth extractions in Timonium Maryland

Tooth Extraction What to Expect

Tooth extraction is a routine dental treatment that can be performed from the comfort of our Timonium, MD office. Patients will be made to feel comfortable before treatment.

The tooth extraction process may vary depending on whether or not the tooth needing extraction has emerged from the gum line. Children may require the removal of primary teeth before their teeth are fully mature. Dr. Izadi uses high-tech digital X-rays to track the development of teeth to determine if extraction is necessary.

If a tooth extraction is necessary to allow for optimal results, Dr. Izadi and our care team will provide detailed information on the tooth extraction and post-procedure care.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

Do teeth need to be removed before getting braces?

Not necessarily. Your orthodontist will recommend a tooth extraction if your tooth is beyond repair or unable to be corrected. We do our best to save as much of your teeth as possible. In most instances, even the most crooked and misaligned teeth can be straightened by a trusted orthodontist.

Do wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

Yes. Wisdom teeth should be extracted as soon as they have erupted to prevent misalignment issues. Malocclusion because of wisdom teeth could be easily prevented by removing the wisdom teeth before they can cause problems. Only a small percentage of patients can live a complete life with unaddressed wisdom teeth.

When can I eat normally after tooth extraction?

On the day of your extraction, eat only soft foods like soup and do not use straws or smoke cigarettes. Doing anything that requires a sucking action with your mouth will damage the socket and can open up the sutures. You can eat normally after a week.