One of the fears associated with going to the dentist is that the dentist will end up pulling one or more teeth. This fear often will prevent us from going to the dentist for our regular check ups and cleanings necessary for good oral hygiene. In reality, extractions are relatively rare and in many cases are completely preventable, through early orthodontic treatment and regular dental exams and cleanings.
Although there are many treatments available to save a tooth, extraction is sometimes the only option. Here are some of the reasons when extraction is necessary:
When it is necessary to extract a tooth, you can rest assured that our dentists use the most modern procedure and it is significantly more refined and comfortable than previous techniques. Most of our patients experience very little discomfort. The healing process requires five to seven days, though the majority of the healing is completed after just one day.
Extraction is a last resort, but when necessary, it is important to not delay and avoid other complications. If your dentist or orthodontist has recommended extraction as part of your treatment plan, please contact us to set up an appointment.