Extraction is performed for positional, structural, or economic reasons. Teeth are often removed because they are impacted. Teeth become impacted when they are prevented from growing into their normal position in the mouth by gum tissue, bone, or other teeth. Impaction is a common reason for the extraction of wisdom teeth.
If we believe that extraction is the best treatment, we’ll discuss the situation with you beforehand to make sure that you understand your options and the expected outcomes. Ultimately, your dental health is in your hands, and we want to give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.
Simple extractions are performed quickly. The area will be numbed and then your tooth will be gently lifted out using a special instrument called and elevator and then removed. Little aftercare is required, but we will give specific instructions to follow at home.
Simple extractions heal quickly, but there are a few steps you can take to increase your comfort level following your extraction and prevent complications:
Call our office today if you have teeth that are damaged or are causing you pain to find out if they can be repaired or if extraction is right for you.
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