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3 Times When a Dental Extraction Is Your Best Option

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At Modern American Dentistry, we understand your trepidation. No one likes to think about tooth extractions, but dental extractions are sometimes necessary and, in some cases, can even contribute to a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Let’s look at times when a dental extraction—or extractions—in our Woodland Hills, CA dental office are your best option.

1. The Misery of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are not necessary teeth. You don’t chew with them. You don’t need them to anchor anything. In fact, these troublesome teeth can encroach on other teeth and cause pain and shifting.

Sometimes, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, too, which is an invitation to root and gum infections.

Having troublesome wisdom teeth removed ...

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