In most cases, the extraction of a tooth is the last resort in maintaining dental health.
Once your permanent teeth are grown in, there may be some instances where the tooth (or teeth) may need to be extracted. These cases will be properly diagnosed by our professional dentists — any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering a tooth extraction.
In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you keep a proper oral hygiene routine at home and consistently attend scheduled dental appointments.
Reasons for tooth extraction vary, but often include one or more of the following:
Preparation of orthodontia or cosmetics
Risk of infection
Advanced periodontal disease
At the start of your visit, our dentists will administer a local anesthetic over the specific area where the tooth will be extracted. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure. Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, our dentists will extract the tooth and provide gauze to help you heal. Our dentists will provide you with specific instructions for the best possible results. Soreness and pain will be expected for the first few days after the extraction. This is normal and soreness will subside.