If teeth has been damaged by decay, We will try to fix them with a restoration. Some of the time, though, there’s too much damage for the teeth to be repaired. This is when we recommend a teeth extractions. This service is only performed in only the most extreme and necessary cases when its roots are damaged beyond repair or when we are preparation for restorative procedures, such as dentures. It is our goal to do everything that we can do to save your natural tooth.
Several reasons why teeth are extracted:
- When having orthodontics, a tooth extraction may be needed to create space.
- Patients with Cancer undergoing radiation therapy may need to have tooth extracted proactively.Wisdom teeth are often extracted. They commonly come in during the ages of 18 to 25. The wisdom teeth sometimes are impacted and do not come in at all. They need to be removed if they are decayed or cause pain. Some wisdom teeth are crowded by other molars or may not have enough room to come in all of the way. This can cause the gums to be inflamed causing soreness and swelling.
- If a tooth is coming in at an angle
- Threatening the position of other healthy teeth
- Contributing to overcrowding in the mouth
- Broken tooth may also need to be extracted
- Patients with advanced gum disease may be considered
We will take complete medical and dental records. We will also take an X-ray of the area to help with the extraction of the tooth.
Types of tooth Extractions:
- A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is fully erupted. Most of these can be done using just an injection (a local anesthetic), with or without anti-anxiety drugs. This is typically an “in and out” procedure on average taking just 30 minutes.
- A surgical extraction involves teeth that are buried below the gums. They may have broken off at the gum line or they may not have come in yet. To remove the tooth, we must remove the gums and remove bone.