Keep Your Smile With A Tooth Extraction
If it was up to us, everyone would have healthy smiles for life and no one would need tooth extractions. The reality is that we don’t live in that perfect world, and something taking out a bad tooth can be what you need to preserve your oral health in the long run.
Why do people have teeth extracted?
This happens for a variety of reasons. For example, when a tooth is severely damaged by decay or injury, it may not be restorable. Removing and replacing it is often the best solution in that situation. For people with crowded teeth, tooth removal can make orthodontic care much simpler.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Unfortunately, most people’s jaws are not large enough for their wisdom teeth to erupt correctly. When this happens, those teeth can become impacted, which can be painful and can increase your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems. On the good side, we can monitor the development of wisdom teeth during your routine visits. As a result, we often can identify problems so those teeth can be removed before you suffer the effects mentioned above.
Are tooth extractions painful?
With advances in dental care, we can do this procedure practically painlessly. Using local anesthetic and dental sedation, we can block pain during your visit. You may have some sore while you recover, but we will be happy to explain how you can keep that to a minimum.