Saving Your Oral Health with Tooth Extractions
We are dedicated to offering conservative periodontal care and taking measures to save your natural teeth whenever possible. However, when considering the big picture, instances may arise where a tooth extraction is the better option for maintaining your oral health long term. Commonly, we may recommend tooth extractions for wisdom teeth, baby teeth, and in cases of severe tooth decay and facial trauma. When problem teeth are removed, we can better help restore the health and function back to your smile, especially if teeth are replaced with dental implants. We utilize advanced technology and sedation dentistry to ensure that your tooth extraction is comfortable and effective.
Necessary Tooth Extractions
Proper oral health may only be able to be obtained if damaged, decayed, or impacted teeth are extracted. Failure to remove these teeth can cause complications that impact not only the health of surrounding teeth, but your quality of life as well. In many cases, these problem teeth are painful, making it difficult to bite or chew. A tooth extraction can relieve tooth pain and get you back on a path toward great oral health. For those with dental anxiety, we offer oral sedation in addition to local anesthesia to help you feel calm and comfortable.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions:
- Retained baby teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Facial trauma
- Tooth decay
- Fractured teeth
- Advanced gum disease
- Abscessed teeth
Prepping for Dental Implants
If we extract a tooth in preparation for dental implants or if you are considering getting dental implants in the future, we may recommend socket preservation. Socket preservation works to preserve bone structure during the time between a tooth extraction and the placement of dental implants.
When a tooth is lost or removed, the jaw bone will begin to recede and surrounding teeth will begin to shift. Socket preservation ensures that the structure of your jaw and the stability of your natural teeth remain as close to normal as possible after a tooth extraction. When we pull a tooth, we will fill the empty socket with bone substitute and cover the area with a membrane to promote faster healing.
Gentle, Skillful Care
It is important to find a doctor that is skilled in performing tooth extractions and who is experienced in handling any complications that may arise. Dr. James Rogers has trained in tooth extractions in addition to replacing missing teeth with dental implants. We take a gentle approach to your tooth removal for increased comfort during and after the procedure.