Tooth Extraction


Why We Avoid Extractions

Even the loss of one tooth can possibly have a negative long-term impact. The most obvious impact is the loss of aesthetic appeal for your smile. The loss of a tooth can also make it more difficult to chew properly. One hidden impact of a missing tooth is that the bone structure around the missing tooth area will gradually began to deteriorate and dissolve away. The dissolving bone structure can affect the remaining teeth nearby. A dentist will always seek to keep the natural tooth if possible.

When Extractions Are Unavoidable

In spite of yours and your dentist’s best efforts, it may sometimes be necessary to extract a tooth. These reasons can include advanced tooth decay, advanced gum disease, a fractured tooth, impacted teeth, and a few other factors.

How Does An Extraction Take Place?

Your dentist will use x-rays to get as much detailed information as possible about your affected tooth. This will help him make the final decision regarding a possible extraction. The x-rays will also help him make the quickest and cleanest extraction possible. After administering anesthetics, your dentist will remove the tooth. He is trained and able to make it a relatively painless experience.