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Extractions

Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have a major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, unfortunately, it is sometimes impossible to repair a severely broken or diseased tooth. In such cases, the tooth should be removed or it may eventually become a source of pain, infection, and a threat to the patient’s health.

When a tooth cannot be rehabilitated by any existing dental techniques, it is called non-restorable. A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

  • extractionsSevere decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Inadequate space
  • Poorly positioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

Before a tooth is removed, we will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialist called an oral surgeon.

A certain amount of discomfort is to be expected following an extraction. After a routine extraction, discomfort is normally completely gone within two to three days. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, or bleeding, call our office immediately.