When tooth damage occurs, it's important to seek treatment to prevent the damage from spreading or causing more serious oral health problems. In minor cases, dentists can often repair your teeth with a filling, root canal, or crown. However, in more severe cases, these procedures usually are not enough to reverse the damage. More serious instances of tooth damage most often require an extraction.
Oral surgeons are experts in the removal of teeth, and tooth extractions are some of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures. We will evaluate the level of damage, along with your referring dentist, and determine whether you require an extraction. If we must remove your teeth, we will discuss all of your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants. .
Teeth are in constant contact with bacteria, and we use them constantly for daily tasks, which makes them extremely susceptible to damage. Some of the most common reasons teeth require extraction include the following:
Tooth extractions are a standard solution to a variety of dental problems. Maintaining routine checkups with your dentist increases your chances of avoiding tooth extractions, as your dentist can identify and treat many problems before they escalate to a point where they require an extraction. We also strongly encourage you to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits at home. Taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day will go a long way in preventing the need for tooth removal. If you require an extraction, our oral surgeons will discuss the risks, benefits and indications for extractions with you at your consultation appointment and ensure that you are informed of the options for tooth replacement after extraction.