Our dentists do everything in their power to save a tooth. However, sometimes we’ll need to extract a tooth as a last resort to protect your oral health. Before emergency tooth extraction, we’ll take x-rays to determine the best method for pulling teeth. Once we develop a plan for tooth removal, you will be prepped for the procedure.
Reasons for tooth extraction:
- Baby tooth won’t fall out naturally
- Severe tooth decay
- Infected tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Orthodontic correction
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. For example, a baby tooth may be misshapen or have long roots preventing it from falling out as it should. When this happens, your child may need a tooth extraction to make room for the permanent tooth to erupt. While tooth extraction is typically very quick, it is important to share with your dentist any concerns or preferences for sedation.
After Your Tooth Extraction
After dental extraction, your dentist will recommend ways to fill in the empty space left in your smile. For example, many of our patients restore smiles after tooth loss with dental implants. After tooth removal, we recommend scheduling a consultation with your dentist to determine which option is right for you.