Tooth extraction, or tooth removal, may be required in order to effectively restore your oral health. Our gentle dentists will carefully examine your smile to determine the best type of treatment for your specific dental needs. Although we avoid tooth extraction when possible, it may be the best option to improve the health of your smile if:
- Infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or supporting bone structure
- A tooth has become impacted (stuck in the jawbone and gum tissue)
- There is not enough room for all of the teeth in the mouth, causing overcrowding and misalignment of the teeth
- A tooth is severely damaged or decayed, making an effective restoration impossible
You may wish to discuss tooth replacement options with your dentist both before and after the tooth extraction. We are happy to help you decide which type of tooth replacement is best for your smile. Our caring dental team works hard to make tooth extraction as painless and comfortable as possible. Following the tooth extraction, be certain to follow the post-op instructions provided by your dentist to ensure that your mouth heals quickly. We welcome you to contact us at soon to learn more about tooth extraction and our other dental treatments.