Your teeth are meant to last your lifetime. There may be times, though, when extracting a tooth is the best option for your oral health. We strive to save a tooth and will exhaust any option before we resort to extraction. Our goal is to keep your mouth healthy for years to come!
When Is an Extraction Your Best Option?
Wisdom teeth come in last, which means that in many cases there is not enough space left in the jaw for your new set of molars. At times they come out at the wrong angle, causing damage to the neighboring teeth, or are impacted, meaning they are trapped in your jawbone or gums. Being so far in the back of your mouth, you may find it hard to clean your wisdom teeth properly, often resulting in cavities or gum disease. We usually opt to remove wisdom teeth when they begin to cause problems.
Some common reasons for tooth extractions are advanced periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, teeth broken and damaged beyond repair, and poorly positioned teeth. You may have a tooth severely infected to the point that a root canal or any other treatment option cannot save it. We sometimes need to extract teeth for orthodontic treatments. If your mouth is overcrowded, we may need to remove a tooth to make room for any required alignment.
What Should You Expect?
Most extractions are done at our office with little to no discomfort under local anesthesia, IV or oral sedation depending on your needs. After tooth removal, we will monitor you and provide you with post-operative instructions. We will prescribe pain medications for use as needed for the few days following the procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact us today at SpringLove Dentistry to learn more about tooth extractions and all the dental services we offer. Our highly experienced and qualified team is dedicated to delivering quality, compassionate care. We are all about helping you maintain a healthy, happy smile for years to come!