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Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, or as commonly called – wisdom teeth, usually erupt between the ages of 17 to 21. Most people will have 4, but it can vary per each person. If there is enough room in the mouth, these teeth will erupt into a normal position. Problems arise when patients do not have ample space for them to completely erupt. Impacted wisdom teeth make keeping them and the teeth in front of them harder to clean. This in turn leads to decay in the wisdom tooth and in the adjacent tooth. Also if a wisdom tooth comes in crooked it can push on the teeth in front and cause crowding.  

Not all wisdom teeth have to be removed. By keeping a close eye on their development, Dr. Beussink will be able to advise you if future problems can be avoided by having them extracted. After seeing how the teeth appear in a panoramic x-ray, the decision can be made as to whether they can be done in office or if it would be best to see and oral surgeon to have them taken out.  

We will help with every step in getting you referred to the oral surgeon of your choice.  

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Do you remember when losing a tooth was so exciting as a child? It was essentially a right of passage into first grade. In addition, you’d often receive a financial reward from the tooth fairy!

Losing a tooth as an adult is not always so glamorous. Instead of receiving high- fives and money, you encounter gloved hands in your mouth. Even though not always the ideal choice, here at Beussink Family Dentistry we try hard to make getting a tooth extracted as easy as possible for our patients.

Teeth need to be removed due to decay, disease or trauma. Having a tooth removed or “pulled” is called a tooth extraction.

Don’t Stress

As mentioned, we understand that tooth extractions are not ideal, and make most people nervous. While tooth extraction is generally the last resort for dentists, severe damage, cavities, or infection can make it the only option to protect your oral health. Dr. Beussink is a very experienced dental provider, and can perform a safe and virtually painless experience. We are here to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible and will guide you every step along the way. We encourage you to ask us any questions about extractions, consequences of extractions, and to discuss replacement options before your procedure. Replacement options include implant, bridge, removable partial, or do nothing at all. Dr. Beussink can go over in detail as all options are case dependent.

Bone Graft

Bone grafts play a crucial role in oral surgery, particularly when preparing for dental implants or other restorative procedures. These grafts help regenerate lost bone, ensuring a stable foundation for future dental work. At Beussink Family Dentistry, we use advanced techniques to perform bone grafting, ensuring the procedure is as comfortable and effective as possible.

A bone graft may be necessary when there’s insufficient bone structure due to tooth loss, periodontal disease, or injury. The process involves placing a grafting material in the area where bone is missing, which then integrates with your natural bone over time, creating a stronger, more supportive structure.

Our team, led by Dr. Beussink, will guide you through the bone grafting process, from initial consultation to post-procedure care. We’re committed to using the latest technologies and techniques to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients, ensuring a seamless journey towards a healthier, stronger smile.

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