Pulling Teeth Isn’t Always Bad
We can perform tooth extractions quickly and with minimal discomfort to treat a host of dental conditions, including advanced gum disease. Patients suffering from broken, cracked, and/or excessively decayed or damaged teeth (that aren’t good candidates for the alternative treatment – root canal) will benefit from this often simple and straightforward procedure.
When Do You Need An Extraction?
Dr. Staten may recommend extractions in these situations:
- When wisdom teeth, or third molars, emerge as non-functional, and/or misaligned.
- If a candidate for dentures only has a few worn or compromised remaining teeth on an arch, we may recommend extractions so a full denture can be placed.
- Patients, often younger children, may have impacted teeth positioned to emerge out of alignment, or teeth that block others from erupting.
- Orthodontic patients with overcrowded mouths that require more space along the jawline to properly align the teeth.
Whatever brings you to our office for an extraction, expect to have a thorough examination, including X-rays, before we determine a course of action. You may feel apprehensive, so we dedicate ourselves to answering all of your questions before we proceed.