Whenever possible, our dentist and team will do everything we can to keep your smile healthy and help you keep all of your natural teeth. Your natural teeth are the ones that are best suited to you and are the most effective for eating and speaking, but there may be a time when the best course of treatment for the health of your smile is a tooth extraction. There are several reasons why an extraction may be necessary. These reasons include a severe infection that destroyed much of the tooth and the surrounding bone, a decayed tooth that is no longer viable, or a condition called crowding in which there is not enough room for all of the teeth in the mouth.
If tooth extraction is necessary, our dentist will be as gentle as possible during the procedure. We are dedicated to helping you feel comfortable during your treatment. After extraction, we will give you aftercare instructions, including how to avoid a case of dry socket. When the extraction site has healed, we will be happy to see you to discuss your tooth replacement options. If you have a tooth that has been giving you cause for concern, call our office today for your appointment with our dentist.