Tooth extractions are a common procedure. In some cases, a tooth extraction is the best treatment option to reduce crowding, prepare for dentures or eliminate a dying tooth.During this procedure, an analgesic is administered to keep you comfortable as the tooth is being extracted. Afterward, be sure to follow postoperative instructions closely so that your gums will heal properly.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
We use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. If you have questions or concerns following an extraction, be sure to contact us.
For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call us at (586) 574-3050. We are committed to improving your smile!