Why Is It Necessary to Remove Teeth?
No one really wants to lose a natural tooth. But at times, a tooth extraction is the best course of action to save your smile and health from further problems. Dr. Michaela Tozzi and our caring team always do our best to save teeth, and only perform tooth extractions as a last resort. In cases of hopeless teeth, or when teeth are completely un-salvageable, we provide the gentle, comfortable extraction care your family needs for better oral health. Removing problematic teeth now also helps prevent more serious oral and general health conditions from developing. Let our team save your smile, and help you find relief from pain and other symptoms with a gentle tooth extraction.
When Is Tooth Extraction Recommended?
Dr. Tozzi may recommend a tooth extraction to improve your oral health in a number of situations. Leaving impacted, decayed or damaged teeth in the mouth increases your risk of other health problems. Such problems include damage to surrounding teeth, abscesses or infections, bone loss and systemic illness. We offer comfortable, gentle extraction care for your family, when you need it. Sedation is also available to calm any fears or anxiety surrounding dental care.
Common reasons for tooth extractions:
- Retained baby teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Broken teeth
- Fractured roots
- Severe decay
- Advanced gum disease
- Trauma or injury
- Cysts or tumors
Prepare Your Smile for Tooth Replacement Following an Extraction
It is very important to replace a tooth as soon as possible following extraction. Dental implants are the preferred method of tooth replacement in many cases, and most closely mimic natural teeth. If you are interested in receiving dental implants, a common bone grafting procedure known as socket preservation may be performed at the time of your extraction. This procedure adds bone tissue right into the sockets left by tooth roots. Socket preservation strengthens and prepares the foundation of your smile for future placement of dental implants.