The Reason for Tooth Extractions
Nothing compares to natural, well-functioning teeth, but unfortunately some instances necessitate tooth extractions. As part of our commitment to provide whole-patient care, we try to save failing teeth to preserve the natural beauty and function of your smile. Aside from baby teeth and wisdom teeth, tooth extractions are a last resort and only recommended when all other restorative dental treatments have proven unsuccessful. Our main purpose for tooth extractions is to eliminate your tooth pain, halt any spread if disease or infection, and restore health to your mouth. Our experienced team is skilled in tooth extractions and provides safe, gentle treatment with help from sedation dentistry.
Common reasons for tooth extractions
• Severe tooth decay
• Tooth damage
• Untreated disease
• Tooth crowding
• Retained baby teeth
• Wisdom teeth
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Unlike regular tooth extractions, removing wisdom teeth is oftentimes recommended before infection, crowding, or damage to other teeth occurs. For most patients, wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 and commonly cause issues if they grow at an angle or develop cysts or infection. To avoid overcrowding of the teeth or keep adjacent teeth from harm, we recommend wisdom tooth extractions to prevent future tooth pain, decay, or damage. Wisdom tooth extractions are a common procedure and are virtually painless with the incorporation of our sedation options.
Mitigating Tooth Extractions with Dental Implants
If you need an adult tooth pulled due to severe damage, decay, or disease, it can be permanently replaced with dental implants, the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. After tooth extractions, the jaw bone will immediately begin to shrink, causing surrounding teeth to shift out of place and alter your bite. Dental implants not only stabilize adjacent teeth, but imitate the function of natural teeth in virtually every way. With dental implants in place of a failing tooth, you will notice no more tooth pain, restored function to the tooth, and an undistinguishable blend between your dental implant and existing teeth!