Under certain circumstance adult, baby, or wisdom teeth may need to be extracted. The decision to extract is always made in collaboration with you as part of your ongoing dental plan, and then only after all alternatives have been considered. In most cases, tooth extraction is the last resort in maintaining dental health. If the natural tooth is not replaced, teeth may begin to shift from their normal position causing difficulty in chewing, crowding and misaligned teeth.
Possible Reasons For Tooth Extraction:
- Create space for orthodontics
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Severe decay or damaged tooth
An extraction is a routine procedure for Dr. Biggio. The procedure includes x-rays to assess the location, size, and position of the tooth to be removed as well as the surrounding area, which helps determine the extent of the extraction procedure. For example, a front tooth with a single root requires a less extensive procedure than a molar, which has multiple roots, or an impacted wisdom tooth. Next, we assess the anesthesia and sedation options that will best serve your needs, allowing for a pain-free, less-than-memorable experience.
Finally, careful removal that often includes a bone-preserving graft takes place. When teeth must be removed, especially ones that appear in your smile, there are a number of natural-looking, permanent tooth-replacement options, such as implants, that can give your smile a second chance.