Our dentalhouse dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal when a tooth cannot be saved or is causing issues for your oral health.
Removing Problematic Teeth
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, an extraction may be needed if a tooth has become problematic due to excessive damage, infection or other factors.
At dentalhouse's five locations, our dentists often perform tooth extractions for patients when a less invasive option would prove ineffective, or if keeping the tooth would compromise oral health.
During this procedure, the tooth is removed from its socket in the bone. Common reasons for pulling a tooth include problematic wisdom teeth or excessive damage to a tooth. Occasionally, teeth also need to be pulled to prepare for other dental procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
In a normal adult mouth, wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt for patients between the ages of 17 and 25.
This third set of molars is not always functional, and may crowd out other teeth as they develop. They can also create issues for oral hygiene. In these instances, your dentist may recommend removing them to preserve your oral health.
Repairing Excessive Damage
In most cases, we prefer to save a tooth whenever possible. However, some circumstances such as gum disease, excessive decay or injury will make an extraction necessary.
Do you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted? Your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you. These may include dental crowns, bridges or dentures.