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:
- Your tooth is severely decayed and damaged beyond the point where it can be repaired.
- Your tooth has a severe infection, and large portions of the tooth and its supporting bone structure have been destroyed.
- Your teeth are crowded and cannot fit properly in your mouth unless one is removed.
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.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions or if you want to set up an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office.