Our dentists make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. When a tooth is malformed, damaged, impacted or ingrown, different procedures are used, but all extractions are considered surgery. Depending on which tooth is removed, we can offer you a replacement in the form of a dental implant or oral prosthetic.
Do I need my tooth extracted?
It depends on the situation, but we discuss every option thoroughly before deciding to extract a tooth. If a tooth is not able to be restored back to health, then extraction may be the best option.
What should I expect during an extraction procedure?
Our patients' comfort and health is of utmost importance to us. We make every effort possible to minimize our patients' discomfort and anxiety, and a patient should expect to have no pain during the extraction procedure.
How long is the healing process?
The healing process varies greatly depending on the condition and number of teeth being extracted. Some patients feel at 100% that same night, some patients take a few days before they feel better. The actual filling in of bone at an extraction site may take several weeks to several months, depending on the situation.