It can be hard to imagine but through natural causes, poor oral hygiene, or accident, we may need to have our teeth removed. Among the common reasons are tooth decay, age-related issues, teeth crowding, tooth injury, and infections. It is important that a decaying or damaged tooth is attended to as it can lead to further complications including infections to the root.
Oral examination and tooth removal procedures
Your dentist or orthodontist will make an assessment as to whether your tooth requires extraction. Our initial examination of your dental issues will begin by checking the affected area and asking you questions. An X-ray may also be necessary to gain a complete understanding as well as to help us determine post-extraction options such as implants.
Our dentists have performed many extractions on all ages and under varying conditions. We know how to ensure that your experience is as pain-free and comfortable as possible. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area, and patients may feel very little during the procedure. Once finished, you will be given instructions on how to handle any pain or swelling, and keeping up oral hygiene.
As dentists, we want to preserve your original tooth as much as possible. Where feasible and beneficial, we will let you know if other treatments are available, but if a tooth is too far damaged an oral extraction may be necessary. We will consult you with what replacement options would best suite your individual needs.
Are you experiencing teeth issues?
Once your tooth has been removed, we can proceed to help you with a replacement. A tooth replacement is typically recommended in order to maintain facial structure, prevent damage to nearby teeth, making chewing easier, and keep a full smile. Following the procedure, you can look into tooth replacement options such as bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Our dentists will recommend the best option based on your needs, lifestyle and oral health.