is the complete removal of a primary or a permanent
tooth. An Extraction can be surgical or non-surgical.
This depends on the difficulty of the extraction and
whether or not the tooth is impacted or erupted, and
whether it has straight or curved roots.
Most extractions can
be done in our office.
No one looks forward to an extraction, but modern anesthesia will help keep
you comfortable throughout the procedure.
Reasons for an extraction are:
Advanced Gum Disease. This
is the #1 reason adults lose their teeth!
Some Orthodontic cases require that one or more teeth be extracted.
Nothing is better than a healthy set of teeth,
and many advances in dentistry allow us to save teeth that
we could not previously, but sometimes an extraction is necessary.
When an extraction is performed, it is important
to put something in the place of the missing tooth or teeth.
If the space is just left open, your teeth will shift and
cause many unnecessary complications. An extracted tooth may
be replaced by a temporary or permanent
bridge, an implant, or by a
partial or complete denture.