While our dentist and team do everything possible to prevent the need to remove a tooth from your mouth, there are some circumstances that may make a tooth extraction the best option for your oral health. You may need a tooth extraction if:
When you visit our office for a tooth extraction, our dentist will perform your procedure as gently as possible. We are committed to helping you feel comfortable and making your treatment as painless and easy as possible. After your tooth has been removed, we will provide post-op care instructions so that you can heal properly. After you have recovered from your extraction, our dentist will review possible replacement options with you so that you can choose the tooth replacement that can provide the best results for your smile and oral function. Common tooth replacements include bridges, implants and dentures.
In the case of wisdom teeth removals, our dentist will typically recommend that these teeth be removed because they cannot erupt properly. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to come in, and there is rarely enough space in the mouth to accommodate these teeth. This leads to the wisdom teeth becoming impacted (unable to erupt through the gum tissues and jawbone) or to the teeth coming in at an incorrect angle. This can cause infection, tooth damage, tooth misalignment and many other problems for your oral health. Our dentist will evaluate your wisdom teeth to determine if you would benefit from having these teeth removed and will work with you to remove your wisdom teeth as gently as possible. As with regular extractions, we will provide you with post-op instructions to help you heal and recover after your procedure.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions or wisdom teeth removal, or if you want to set up an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office.