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.
Do I need my tooth extracted?
Often times, a tooth can be saved with a restorative option. However, this is not always the case. Come in for an evaluation and we will explain the options and choose the path that is best for you and your specific situation.
What should I expect during an extraction procedure?
We will make you comfortable with local anesthetics so that the procedure can be done as painlessly as possible. Here is an example video on what you can expect.
How long is the healing process?
The initial healing time can be as quick as 1 to 2 weeks. Following that there are changes in the morphology of the gum tissue and underlying bone. Tooth movements can occur if there is no replacement strategy in place.