Our dentists make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. When a tooth is malformed, damaged, impacted or ingrown, different procedures are used, but all extractions are considered surgery. Depending on which tooth is removed, we can offer you a replacement in the form of a dental implant or oral prosthetic.
Common questions include things like...
- Do I need my tooth extracted?
- What should I expect during an extraction procedure?
- How long is the healing process?
While this varies on a case-by-case basis, the doctors will walk through everything from the severity of the problem to the estimated recovery time. We'll review all of the alternatives and anything else of concern to provide the patient with the utmost comfort.