Safeguarding the Health of Your Smile
A tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons, with the end goal always being to eliminate tooth pain and restore or maintain a healthy smile. Whether due to decay, trauma, or in the case of problematic wisdom teeth, all our tooth extractions are completed under sedation to ensure an efficient and comfortable patient experience. Dr. Dan Myers is experienced in tooth extractions and makes sure that you are informed as to why a removal may be necessary to safeguard the health of your smile. Extractions are on a case-by-case basis and we will recommend the best treatment option after a consultation at our office.
Problem Tooth Extraction
If all other attempts to save your tooth have been futile, we may recommend the extraction of a problem tooth. Removing a damaged or decayed tooth is the best way we can ensure that surrounding teeth are not harmed and the health of your mouth remains intact. Removing decayed or infected teeth also keeps the bacteria from spreading to other areas of the mouth and throughout the body. We recommend that you fill the gap after your tooth extraction, and we have the expertise and skills to replace this tooth with a dental implant.
Common Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
- Stubborn baby teeth
- Oral trauma
- Extreme decay
- Tooth damage
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
While we try to save most teeth from extraction, the case is different for wisdom teeth. We recommend that these teeth be removed between the ages of 17 and 25 or when they begin erupting. This ensures that the wisdom teeth do not crowd, become impacted or damage back molars and offset the bite or compromise your oral health in any way. Wisdom tooth removal also eliminates jaw pain, inflammation, or infection in the area, further keeping the mouth from harm.