The goal of dentistry is to promote good oral health and comfort so that you can lead a healthier life and eat the foods you love. We recommend dental extractions only as a last resort to protect your health, eliminate symptoms, or reduce pain – and it is never a recommendation that we make lightly.
Conditions That May Require a Tooth Extraction
If you have injuries involving your head and neck, it is essential to seek immediate medical treatment. We can address your dental concerns once any life-threatening injuries have been ruled out.
Common conditions requiring dental extraction:
- Wisdom teeth
- Non-restorable fractures
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Unsuccessful root canal therapy
- A tooth broken at the gumline
- Trauma due to an accident
In many cases, we can plan for tooth replacement treatment before beginning your extraction so that we have a plan in place to restore your smile. In cases of overcrowding or wisdom tooth extractions, we will not need to replace missing teeth.
Personalized Dental Treatment Options
Our dentists will explain all your options and help you make a confident decision regarding your oral health.
We understand that many of our patients have concerns about dental extractions. Will it hurt? What will happen to my oral health? How will it affect the appearance of my smile?
We'll take the time to make sure that we address all these concerns and answer your questions.
Your Dental Extraction Procedure
We make patient comfort a top priority. Our dentist will always use appropriate levels of anesthetic and wait for it to take effect before beginning. Our team communicates well and will be here to answer your questions. Together, we will design a solution that addresses each of your concerns.
We strive to provide efficient, effective, and successful dental extractions so that you can get on the road to recovery quickly.
Surgical extractions involve teeth that have not fully erupted from the gums. This often occurs when there is not enough space for the tooth or it is growing in at an angle. This condition, known as impaction, often causes pain and jaw discomfort. Removing your tooth can dramatically improve your comfort and protect your remaining teeth.
Simple extractions involve teeth that have erupted fully from the gums. In the case of simple extractions, we can see the crown of the tooth before we begin. They usually do not require stitches during the healing process.
Properly caring for your surgical site is critical:
- Gently clean the area.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking through a straw.
- Avoid chewing on the area during the healing process.
- Follow aftercare instructions provided by your dentist.
Tooth loss is a serious problem that can make it difficult to speak clearly, chew effectively, and feel good about your appearance. Missing teeth can also lead to bone loss in the jaw, causing other teeth to shift, increasing your risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease, and changing your natural facial shape.
When you want a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth, dental implants are the best treatment available.
Contact us to schedule an evaluation to get important answers regarding your oral health and smile.
We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice.