A tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth. While we tend to avoid removing a tooth whenever possible, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to protect the health of your smile. A tooth extraction may be needed to restore the full health of your smile if you have one or more teeth that have become severely damaged in some way, including:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant amount or most of the tooth or its supporting bone structure.
- Severe tooth decay that that has damaged a tooth beyond repair and cannot support a restoration
- Crowding of teeth
Our dentists and team take great care in all parts of a tooth extraction to help ensure the process is as comfortable and painless as possible for our patients. We will also provide you with the proper instructions you need so you can take care of your smile as it heals. Following the extraction, we will also discuss your tooth replacement options to restore the appearance and function of your smile.
If you have any questions about tooth extractions and how they can benefit the health of your smile, please call our office today to schedule an appointment with our friendly dentists.