Sometimes, extraction of the tooth is the best option for a patient. Tooth decay, injuries, and other dental conditions and issues can lead to permanent damage. Other times, there is just not enough room in the mouth to accommodate a tooth (dental crowding.) While we will do everything we can to save a natural tooth, removal may be the only option, especially when restorative treatments fail to work.
If you need a tooth extracted, our oral surgeons will discuss tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, with you.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
If dental problems cannot be resolved through restoration or other methods, extraction may be necessary to keep the infection from spreading. The good news is many patients find relief after an extraction due to improvement in tooth sensitivity and resolution of oral pain. A tooth or teeth may need to be removed for several reasons:
- Dental crowding
- Advanced decay or infection
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Facial injuries
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Root canal failure
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts at tooth extraction and will determine the best course of action to keep you safe, healthy, and comfortable.
If you need a tooth extracted, you will come to our office for a consultation and meet with one of our oral surgeons, who will discuss your procedure with you. Anesthesia options, as well as any questions you may have, will be discussed at this time.
After your tooth has been extracted, you may be interested in a replacement for your tooth. We offer several tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, that provide the same look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. If you need a tooth extraction, please contact our office. We look forward to meeting you.