We offer a number of treatment options to improve the health and appearance of your smile. In some cases, we may use oral surgery to actually extract a tooth. When do teeth require extraction? Will the procedure be comfortable?
Wisdom Teeth: In some cases, your third molars can erupt without issue. However, for many the arrival of four additional molars can mean misalignment and discomfort. Should they become impacted (meaning they only partially erupt) teeth can become damaged and a serious infection can develop. If necessary, we can remove the wisdom teeth before they erupt to help preserve your smile. As with all extractions, we will employ a local aesthetic or possibly dental sedation to ensure the procedure is comfortable.
Serious Infections: In many cases, an infection can be treated with a root canal, which allows us to remove infected tissue and place a dental crown over the tooth. However, if the infection causes the tooth to die we will need to remove it completely to prevent the infection from spreading. Afterward, we can discuss possible replacement options.
Major Injury: Often, we can repair a damaged tooth with cosmetic dental bonding or possibly a crown. However, if the damage is too extensive we will simply remove the tooth and replace it with an implant or possibly a dental bridge. Doing so can also help protect your smile from decay or possibly infection.
Addressing Misalignment: While some of us only suffer from minor alignment issues, for others the problem can be severe. Before we recommend orthodontic treatment, we may first need to remove one or more teeth. From there, we can use orthodontics to reposition the teeth. If you have any questions about extractions, then please contact our office today.
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