Are Your Teeth
Cause for Concern?
When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Tooth loss is a very common occurrence—over 74% of all adults have had a tooth extracted at some point in their lifetime. However, having a tooth extraction by a board-certified oral surgeon provides you many benefits. Oral surgeons typically extract hundreds of teeth in just their education alone, and our team has over 40 years combined experience in practice, meaning we have extracted thousands of teeth. Tooth extractions can be necessary for a variety of reasons but they are typically performed with the overall goal of preserving the health of surrounding teeth and bone or preparing for dental implants. We perform tooth extractions almost every single day and are trained and equipped to handle any problems that may arise during or after the procedure, such as a tooth breaking or preventing an infection.
After most tooth extractions, an empty socket is left behind in the jaw where the tooth once occupied. We perform socket preservation bone grafting to fill this socket with bone material. Bone grafts restore the jaw’s structure and qualifies you for dental implant placement. We also offer effective dental sedation options to ensure your extraction is as pain-free as possible. Most patients report only a dull pressure at the site of tooth extraction thanks to our sedation.
After a tooth extraction, we always recommend replacing it with a high-quality, lifelike dental implant. Considered the gold standard for missing teeth, dental implants mimic natural tooth function and appearance. Implants can be used to replace a single extracted tooth or even replace a full arch of missing teeth, which will require any remaining teeth be extracted to allow room for a natural-looking prosthesis. Our team of experienced surgeons perform tooth extractions and place implants all the time, making the process routine for us, while for others it may be more of a specialty service. By trusting your mouth to those who perform these treatments regularly, you are setting your oral health up for success.
- Painful or impacted wisdom teeth
- Oral trauma causing broken teeth
- Severely decayed or infected teeth
- Retained baby teeth blocking permanent teeth
- Replacing teeth with dentures or dental implants